Hoshen-Featured-1Hoshen — Education and Change — is the education and information center of the LGBT community in Israel. It is a nationwide, non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to fight stereotypes regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Hoshen is officially recognized by the Educational Psychological Autority (SHEFI) of the Israeli Ministry of Education.
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Over 200 volunteers work daily to achieve this goal via a wide array of educational activities: personal meetings, academic lectures, workshops, and seminars. Those are aimed at many different target audiences: high school students and teachers, university students and faculty members, police and border guard corps officers, soldiers, army cadets and officers, medical staff, social workers, and guidance counselors.


AILO LOGO NEW A1Alliance of Israeli LGBTQ Educational Organizations
AILO is a collaboration of Israel Gay Youth, Hoshen and Tehila working together to build community, teach understanding, and create change.  In March 2012, A Wider Bridge sponsored “Rainbow Generations,” a visit by the leaders of AILO to the West Coast of the United States and Canada.  They spoke at events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver.  You can read about that visit here.


Israeli Gay Educator Initiates “Safe Space” Classes for LGBTQ Students (Yedioth Ahronot / June 19, 2017)
Tamar Yahel to Lead LGBT Education Organization (A Wider Bridge / February 14, 2017)
Tel Aviv is Set to Portray Non-Heteronormative Families in Schools (Pink News / January 14, 2017)
Hoshen Awarded at the Knesset (WDG / December 21, 2016)
Leadership Changes in LGBT Organizations (A Wider Bridge / December 6, 2016)
Education and Change For Border Police (A Wider Bridge / November 7, 2016)
Your New Hebrew Teacher (A Wider Bridge / September 6, 2016)
Tel Aviv: Curriculum on Gender Diversity (Ynet / August 16, 2016)
“Pride Blue & White” is Launched (A Wider Bridge / August 15, 2016)
First ever Out Pansexual Major in the IDF (A Wider Bridge / May 3, 2016)
Ministry of Tourism Suspends Budget for LGBT Tourism (A Wider Bridge / April 20, 2016)
Government invests in Promoting LGBT tourism – LGBT Community is Outraged (WDG / March 30, 2016)
Tel Aviv ER Staff Educated in Transgender Patients (A Wider Bridge / March 17, 2016)
New English Page for Hoshen (A Wider Bridge / January 5, 2016)
Hoshen Announces New Leader (A Wider Bridge / November 19, 2015)
Ultra-Orthodox Mayor Accused of Neglecting LGBT People (Ha’aretz / November 11, 2015)
Law of Interpretation Discussion Postponed (A Wider Bridge / November 10, 2015)
LGBT in the Curriculum (GoGay / July 16, 2015)
Get to Know Zehorit Sorek (A Wider Bridge / January 28, 2015)
Acceptance in the Periphery (A Wider Bridge / January 7, 2015)
Coming out of the Russian Closet (GoGay / January 6, 2015)
Changing Jews’ Attitude Towards LGBT People (A Wider Bridge / October 13, 2014)
Irit Zvieli-Efrat Reflects on Her US Meetings (A Wider Bridge / February 25, 2014)
Lauper Sees Tel Aviv’s True Colors (Times of Israel / January 3, 2014)
Hoshen: Recruiting Volunteers (Mako Pride / December 27, 2013)
Transgender Remembrance Day (A Wider Bridge / November 20, 2013)
A Wider Bridge in “Generations” Mag (Generations / November 17, 2013)
Abutbul Reaches an Agreement with LGBT Leaders (A Wider Bridge / November 15, 2013)
Class of 2013: First Photos! (A Wider Bridge / November 4, 2013)
Israel Engagement and the LGBT Jews: A Conversation (A Wider Bridge / October 18, 2013)
Israeli LGBT Orgs Seek Volunteers (A Wider Bridge / September 11, 2013)
Teacher Comes Out to His Class on First Day of School (A Wider Bridge / September 10, 2013)
Rabbi Steve Greenberg: The Book Tour Diary (A Wider Bridge / May 17, 2013)
IGY Advocates Visit Lambert House ( The Sun Break / March 27, 2013)
Rainbow Generations in Israel (A Wider Bridge / March 1, 2013)
Conversion Therapy in Israel ( Ha’aretz / December 13, 2012)
Rainbow Generations Alliance of Israeli LGBTQ Educational Organizations West Coast Tour (A Wider Bridge / March 31, 2012)


Hoshen team at 2013 Tel Aviv Pride Parade: Coloring the city Pink