Meet Alice, A Yad Vashem Tour Guide Who Specializes in LGBT Holocaust History

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Tour guide Alice Marcu works at the Holocaust museum Yad Vashem, where she specializes in LGBTQ history. She tells the once neglected story of the persecutions of homosexuals during the Holocaust.  A Wider Bridge is fortunate to have Alice as our tour guide during our Israel Missions. This is her story. I began at Yad […]

Ringing in the New Year with New Leadership

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A Wider Bridge will undergoing leadership transitions in 2018. Founder and Executive Director, Arthur Slepian, will be stepping down, to be succeeded by Deputy Director, Tyler Gregory, effective January 15, 2018. Additionally, Shana Gee-Cohen will be joining the team as National Director of Programs and Development. Plus, Rabbi Gil Steinlauf from Washington D.C. and Barry […]

Portland Event: Bridging Identities: On Being LGBTQ, Jewish and Pro-Israel

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A Wider Bridge’s Arthur Slepian will be speaking as part of the series Israel 360: Diverse Perspectives on Israel, Explored in an Atmosphere of Respect. Portlanders! Join AWB’s Arthur Slepian as he explores the following complex questions about the merging of multiple identities: LGBTQ, Jewish, and Pro-Israel. What has been the progress of the LGBTQ […]

#Trumpwashing: The Column I Wish Everyone Who Cares About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Would Read

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For five years, I have been proud to work as the editor of In that time, we have published many opinion pieces representing a wide range of views, but never one written by me. Until now. As I step down from my role, I want to offer my views on some of the issues […]

Rabbi Lisa Edwards Gives D’var Torah in Arthur Slepian’s Honor

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During A Wider Brunch 2017, Rabbi Lisa Edwards from Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles gave an incredible D’var Torah in Arthur’s honor. Arthur Slepian and Rabbi Edwards at A Wider Brunch 2017 For Arthur Slepian On the occasion of retiring as Executive Director of A Wider Bridge At A Wider Brunch October 22, 2017 […]

Why this LGBT Synagogue is Moving Beyond Its 40-Year Mission

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San Francisco LGBT congregation Sha’ar Zahav marks 40 years, and there’s no intention to toss out its rainbow flags or stop participating in Pride week events. However, recent changes at Sha’ar Zahav epitomize an evolution taking place around the country. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco, Rabbi Mychal Copeland leads Shabbat services with a rainbow tallit around […]