Weekly Roundup: November 24, 2017


Happy Thanksgiving!  Whether you eat your turkey/tofurkey on a plate, or in a pita, may we all be thankful for each other and enjoy the spirit of this holiday! A Wider Bridge

Transgender Day of Remembrance occurred this week on November 20, an opportunity for communities to come together and remember transgender people, gender-variant individuals, and those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hate. A Wider Bridge

Leading up to #GivingTuesday, A Wider Bridge is sharing our eight greatest achievements of the past year. Modeled after the eight days of Chanukah, we celebrate the miracles of our work and its widespread reach and impact.  Each day we will unveil a new achievement, leading up to Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2017. A Wider Bridge

A Wider Benefit, our biggest New York fundraising event, takes place Wednesday, December 6, honoring our founder and Executive Director, Arthur Slepian, and Evan Wolfson of the Freedom To Marry Campaign.  Buy Tickets


Chicago — Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016, continued her tour across the United States. This week, she shared her inspiring story with students at Northwestern University. A Wider Bridge

Chicago — We created a 3-minute video of Talleen Abu Hanna‘s talk at Northwestern University. Watch Talleen’s incredible story and learn how Tel Aviv saved her life. A Wider Bridge


A Wider Bridge’s Ronit Bezalel remembers beloved Israeli-Yemenite singer Ofra Haza who would have turned 60 this week. A Wider Bridge


Talleen Abu Hanna at Northwestern University