Founded in April 2013, LGBT Olim is an online community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who have moved to Israel or who are considering/planning to do so, and of course we also welcome people who are staying in Israel without making aliyah.
While the largest LGBT community in Israel is in Tel Aviv, there are also many LGBT olim and visitors living in other cities as well as in smaller towns, moshavim and kibbutzim. Wherever you’re located, LGBT is your social and support network and is a great place to find like-minded people. It is a place where you can share Aliyah experiences and ask LGBT-related questions about Israel and Aliyah. The group also holds house parties around the Jewish holidays in conjunction with other English-speaking LGBT organizations.
LGBT Olim marches with pride in the numerous Pride parades that are held each year in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and elsewhere.
Branden Johnson Talks About Qyear Jerusalem, A New Social Group for LGBTQ English Speakers (A Wider Bridge / November 9, 2017)
Making Aliyah With Pride (New Jersey Jewish News / June 14, 2017)
First Ever LGBT Booth in Annual Aliyah Fair (Ynet News / March 3, 2017)
An Online Web Event From Israel (A Wider Bridge / October 26, 2016)
Your New Hebrew Teacher (A Wider Bridge / September 6, 2016)
British Ambassador Meets the Community (A Wider Bridge / August 17, 2016)
LGBT Olim: Personal Stories (Walla! News / June 3, 2016)
Connect With Tel Aviv’s LGBT English Speakers (A Wider Bridge / June 2, 2016)
Being a New Immigrant, LGBT and French… (A Wider Bridge / May 20, 2015)
The Gay Version of Hebrew Class (Jerusalem Post / March 29, 2015)
Ten Israeli Lesbians to Follow on Social Media (A Wider Bridge / March 24, 2015)
LGBT Section for Jewish Immigrants (A Wider Bridge / September 6, 2013)
Jewish Agency Setting Up Network for Gay Olim (A Wider Bridge / August 1, 2013)
New Facebook Group for LGBT Olim (A Wider Bridge / April 23, 2013)