A Wider Bridge Condemns Jerusalem Violence Targeting LGBTQ Community

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A Wider Bridge is deeply troubled by the incident tonight in Zion Square, in which members of The Meeting Place were harassed, assaulted, and intimidated by a group of homophobic extremists. The aggressors attempted to light a rainbow flag on fire, and destroyed property of The Meeting Place before becoming physical with several LGBTQ activists […]

Conference for Israel’s LGBT Religious Communities

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Building upon the theme of this year’s Jerusalem Gay Pride which focused on the coexistence of religion and LGBT, members of Israel’s LGBTQ religious communities held an “Erev K’helah” conference on Sunday, October 8 to discuss LGBTQ relationships, marriage and family within the orthodox community. The conference, sponsored by the Schusterman Foundation, was well attended […]

Gay and Orthodox in Jerusalem: New Documentary Short

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A new documentary short looks at being Orthodox and LGBT in Israel. Lesbian activist Sarah Weil discusses The Meeting Place project which fosters unprecedented dialogue between the LGBT and Orthodox communities. In 2016, Sarah toured the United States with A Wider Bridge to discuss her work. A new 5-minute video documentary that was created by the Hanns […]

Jerusalem’s LGBT community celebrates Purim

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The event was organized by the LGBTQ Student Association, Women’s Gathering, Havruta, Bat Kol, Jerusalem Open House, Maavarim, Hoshen and Yerushalmiot. Sarah Weil (left) and partner Dalia in Jerusalem on Purim. Members of Jerusalem’s LGBT community held daylong Purim festivities called Puriya b’Tachana at the First Station on Thursday, in what organizers say was the first […]

Women’s Gathering in Jerusalem

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Tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm, in Jerusalem, the first Women’s Gathering of the Jewish new year, co-sponsored by A Wider Bridge. Yes, men can come too. Join this event on Facebook Sarah Weil, an LGBTQ activist and scholar from Jerusalem, is the creator of the Women’s Gathering events in Jerusalem, designed to bring the lesbian community […]