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Show up for the Israeli LGBTQ community

 

 

Celebrate the resiliency of the Israeli LGBTQ Community this June

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Pride Month approaches amidst a dangerous attempted judicial overhaul in Israel. We have the opportunity to show up for LGBTQ folks in our communities and in Israel. A Wider Bridge invites you and your congregation to connect with Israel’s LGBTQ community and show your support.

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What can you do?

Make a gift to the emergency fund

“I really believe that Israel can be a shining light of morality to the world. Right now, we are not there. I believe we can get there, but we can’t do it alone.” 

Rotem Sorek, CEO, Ma’avarim

Inspired by the battle for democracy in Israel, A Wider Bridge is launching a matching campaign to DOUBLE the $180,000 in Impact Grants that we have already given to Israeli LGTBQ groups this year. These emergency grants will help respond to the community’s current needs, including:
  • Rising rates of harassment and violence
  • Increased community crisis hotline calls
  • Critical crisis intervention and support at protests
  • Increased transphobia and people who become houseless
  • Legal advocacy for LGBTQ protesters 
  • Transportation to demonstrations in critical cities as well in the periphery

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The-Aguda The Association for LGBTQ Equality in Israel, Impact Grants

Read what the Israeli LGBTQ community say



“Queer people come from all political stances. We see ourselves as a bridge at a time when public discourse is becoming very populist, and very inflammatory. We need to be a source of reason, empathy, and understanding in the Israeli political situation.”

Emuna Klein Barnoy Jerusalem Open House

“I really believe that Israel can be a shining light of morality to the world. Right now, we are not there. I believe we can get there, but we can’t do it alone.”

Rotem Sorek Ma’avarim

“I know that many people think this is the time to shy away from Israel. But I think that if there is ever a time to be a true believer in what we can achieve in this country and how much we can better it, this is the time.”

Hila Peer The Aguda