History and Background

A Wider Bridge was founded by Arthur Slepian in 2010 to provide consistent and effective opportunities for LGBTQ people in North America to build meaningful relationships with Israel and LGBTQ people in Israel. From its outset, AWB has provided LGBTQ people with the opportunity to engage with Israel in ways that matter to them personally, and to demonstrate that they have a stake in Israel and its future.

Today, AWB continues to create opportunities through leadership missions and educational community events for LGBTQ people and allies in North America, while advocating alongside our LGBTQ partners in Israel.