Pride 2018: A Wider Bridge Celebrates Coast to Coast!

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A Wider Bridge celebrates Pride across the USA! While our official delegation marched with the Zioness Movement and the Israeli Consulate General in NYC, we also proudly represented from coast to coast, and in between. NEW YORK New York Pride Chen Arieli (Chair, The Aguda LGBTQ National Task Force) with Israeli Actor Yuval David (middle) […]

AWB Presents Generation Zahav: LGBTQ Seniors’ Advocacy and Community in Israel

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A Wider Bridge presents a series of talks across the U. S. featuring Sara Sweiry and Robin Rosenbaum of Beshela, and Chen Areli, the Chairperson of the Aguda (Israel LGBTQ Task Force) EVENT DETAILS AND RSVP CALIFORNIA West Hollywood – Los Angeles Tuesday, January 16 Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N La Brea Ave 6:30 p.m. […]

Our Top Eight Achievements of 2017

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A Wider Bridge is sharing our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days of Chanukah, we celebrate the miracles of our work and its widespread reach and impact. As we head into 2018, we wish everyone a happy Gregorian calendar New Year! Will you honor our work, and make a recurring, tax-deductible […]

Why this LGBT Synagogue is Moving Beyond Its 40-Year Mission

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San Francisco LGBT congregation Sha’ar Zahav marks 40 years, and there’s no intention to toss out its rainbow flags or stop participating in Pride week events. However, recent changes at Sha’ar Zahav epitomize an evolution taking place around the country. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco, Rabbi Mychal Copeland leads Shabbat services with a rainbow tallit around […]

LGBTs Condemn Attacks on Jewish Community

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Bay Area Jewish LGBTs have condemned the more than 100 anti-Semitic bomb threats that have occurred at Jewish community centers and other places around the country and vow that they won’t be deterred from being open and welcoming. The bomb threats have been made at Jewish community centers and day schools. Additionally, hundreds of headstones […]

Wiener Unveils LGBT Seniors Bill

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LGBT seniors and HIV-positive people living in long-term care facilities throughout California would be protected from discrimination under a bill gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced Thursday. Scott’s bill is modeled after a policy he authored and San Francisco officials adopted in 2015 on the recommendation of the city’s LGBT Aging Policy Task […]

What Trump’s Inauguration Means to this Jewish Lesbian Mother

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Melanie Nathan, a lesbian activist from San Francisco and a friend of A Wider Bridge, wrote this post following President Trump’s inauguration – and the removal within minutes of all reference to LGBT equality by the Department Of Labor while the White House has removed reference to climate change from their respective websites I was awakened this […]

JCRC to Honor Mark Leno

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The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is scheduled to honor in February gay former California State Senator Mark Leno, as one of the community champions. The Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties scheduled to honor in February gay former California State Senator Mark Leno, as […]