Seeing Israel Through The Eyes of LGBT Non-Jews

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Jay Geller, Member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College, participated in A Wider Bridge’s 2016 LGBT Mission to Israel. Upon his return, Geller joined the Board of A Wider Bridge. In this article, he shares his highlights from the trip, which he described in one word, “extraordinary.” I was privileged to join […]

If Music Be the Food of Humanity, Play On, Play On

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A Wider Bridge LGBTQ Mission to Israel alumna Lynare Robbins was inspired by a progressive and artistic approach to solving social issues in Israel Jewish and Arab Youth Alumni Performers of the Polyphony Conservatory. The late Maya Angelou once said, “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and […]

Jerusalem LGBT group sees ‘incremental’ progress

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Journalist Michael K. Lavers, who participated in A Wider Bridge’s LGBT Leadership Mission to Israel in November, writes about the progress for Jerusalem’s LGBT community and the group’s visit to Jerusalem Open House. A Wider Bridge board member Bruce Maxwell (left) with Jerusalem Open House leaders Tom Canning (second from left) and Sarah Kala (third from […]

Quentin’s Finest Moments in Israel

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Quentin Hill joined A Wider Bridge’s staff in August, and just came back from his first AWB LGBTQ Israel Mission, which was also his first time traveling to Israel with a group of LGBTQ people. During the trip, Quentin was also inspired regarding how to deal with the election results back home. Here’re quotes and […]

Gay Tel Aviv Councilman Criticizes Israeli Policy Towards Palestinians

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A gay member of the Tel Aviv Municipal Council on Wednesday said the Israeli government promotes LGBT rights in an attempt to divert attention away from its controversial policies towards the Palestinians. Mickey Gitzin, a gay member of the Tel Aviv Municipal Council, speaks to a group of Americans in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Nov. […]