A Wider Bridge Virtual Mission to Israel

What is A Wider Bridge Virtual Mission to Israel

Welcome to A Wider Bridge’s Virtual Leadership Mission to Israel. Our Virtual Mission to Israel brings together influential North American Labor and Unions Leadership to provide a balanced and deep look at Israel, an opportunity to meet leaders of its LGBTQ community, and a chance to explore the role of organized labor in Israel, and efforts to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace for Israelis and Palestinians. This mission is co-sponsered by the Jewish Labor Committee

The Program

* schedule may be subject to change
You can access the full program schedule here and the bios and photos of the speakers you will meet during the mission here (we are adding them on a rolling basis as we receive them).

Thursday, February 3, 20221:15pm – 2:00 pm ET/ 10:15am – 11:00am PTPre Mission Meet your Peers & Networking Hour
Monday, February 7, 202211:30pm – 1:30pm ET/ 8:30am – 10:30am PTMission Day 1 – Organized Labor in Israel:
1. The Role of Organized Labor in Israel
2. Coexisting in the Israeli Labor Market 
3. Optional Open Conversation with Israeli LGBTQ Elected Official
Wednesday, February 9, 202212:30pm – 2:30pm ET/ 9:30am – 11:30am PTMission Day 2 – The Conflict and Peacebuilding:
1. The Current Challenges of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Peacebuilding
2. People to People Peacebuilding Work 
3. Optional Open Conversation on Antisemitism, Pinkwashing, and BDS
Thursday, February 10, 202212:30pm – 2:30pm ET/ 9:30am – 11:30am PTMission Day 3 – Israel’s LGBTQ Life and Community:
1. Israel’s LGBTQ Life and Community Today
2. Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Israeli Workplace
3. Optional Concluding Open Conversation with Israeli LGBTQ Labor Leaders

Mission Kit

We are excited to share with you additional tools and resources we curated to help you further your knowledge and enhance your experience. We understand that it is difficult to learn and experience Israel in just 10 hours, therefore we curated our virtual mission kit that includes Articles, movies, and other online resources and tools that will help you further your knowledge on the topics we will discuss and experience during the mission. You will find reading recommendations for each item including what session it is relevant for and by when we recommend you read it.  You can access the virtual mission kit here