Rising Antisemitism: Lessons for LGBTQ Americans

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A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director Tyler Gregory penned this op-ed in the Washington Blade in response to the rising anti-Semitism in the US, and in particular, the spate of anti-Semitic incidences in the New York City area during Channukah 2019. Seventy-five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, deadly attacks on Jewish homes, businesses, and places of […]

“San Diego is My Hometown.” Reflections from Tyler Gregory

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As a thirteen-year-old b’nai mitzvah at Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego, I had two things on my mind: nailing my torah portion (you bet I did, and with the voice of an angel), and opening envelopes containing checks in multiples of $18 (to be used for savings only, and definitely not for Nintendo 64 […]

‘Death to LGBT’ Scrawled on Tel Aviv Holocaust Memorial

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The words “Death to LGBT” were found scrawled on a monument in Tel Aviv that commemorates members of the community who were persecuted by the Nazi regime for their sexual orientation and gender identity. Passersby discovered the graffiti on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the monument in Meir Park where the LGBTQ community center is […]

Tyler Gregory Featured in the Schusterman Blog, Talks About Leadership and Life

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A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director Tyler (Tye) Gregory is honored to be a Schusterman Fellow.  Tye was recently featured in their blog, where he talks about leadership, life, and the best advice he has ever received. Best advice you have ever received? I never met the guy, but Mark Twain had a great quote: “Travel is fatal […]

Launching AWB Impact Grants: Building Capacity for LGBTQ Advocates in Israel!

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The nationwide LGBTQ strike in Israel last month, sparked by a Knesset vote to ban men and gay couples from surrogacy, culminated in an incredibly moving and powerful 100,000-person rally in Rabin Square. The strike’s potency underscores the need to build capacity for Israel’s LGBTQ community organizations. A Wider Bridge (AWB) is proud to announce […]

Yom Ha’atzmaut, LGBTQ Pride, and Our Shared Journeys to Freedom

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A Yom Ha’atzmaut message from Tyler Gregory , Executive Director of A Wider Bridge. Over the past week, we mourned the six million on Yom HaShoah, we commemorated fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terror on Yom HaZikaron, and today, we celebrate 70 years of Israeli independence on Yom Ha’atzmaut. These modern holidays retell three recurring […]

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 […]

AWB’s Quentin Hill Reflects on the Successful Iowa Launch Party!

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AWB’s Northeast Manager Quentin Hill blogs on the successful launch of A Wider Bridge Iowa, as he returned to his home state to spearhead this important endeavor. Last Wednesday evening (November 8, 2017), various leaders in the LGBTQ, Jewish, and pro-Israel communities gathered at a local bar in the East Village of Des Moines (the unofficial gayborhood) […]