Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Non-Profit Spotlight: A Wider Bridge


Building Bridges. Growing a Movement.

In 2010, Arthur Slepian Founded A Wider Bridge (AWB) in San Francisco. He created a place where his intersectionality of being American, gay, and Jewish could be used to bring people together.


AWB believes there is a unique and powerful connection for all with Israel. They have been hard at work sharing their strong commitment through building relationships and working together. Their goal is to help people find a meaningful connection with Israel, its culture and its people regardless of their religious affiliation.

"AWB believes we are all obligated to do our part to create a better world." AWB promotes inclusion and aspires to a world where the lives of all people are celebrated.


Arthur Slepian
Founder & Executive Director

A Wider Bridge

“I am a gay man, an American, and a Jew. I am passionate about Israel, devoted to its well-being, and I want to see a resolution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians that will enable both to live in peace and security.” 
 - Arthur Slepian 

A Wider Bridge builds connection to Israel among LGBT Jews and non-Jews in the U.S. through programming that focuses on bringing LGBT people into meaningful and thoughtful connection with Israel and LGBT Israelis. The programs create opportunities for education, engagement and experience, and include travel, speakers and discussions, cultural events, online resources, advocacy and philanthropy. AWB brings Israeli LGBT leaders, activists and artists to the U.S. to talk about their work, and share their personal and organizational stories of struggle, triumph and hope.

AWB brings Israeli and American Jewish and LGBT community leaders together to learn from each other, share best practices and build lasting collaborative relationships. 



Join AWB at their next event 
Opening Hearts and Minds:
LGBTQ Engagement in Jerusalem

Thursday, March 16. 6:30 p.m.
Temple B’nai Jeshurun
257 W 88th St, New York

To learn more about AWB's work please visit them at the work of A Wider Bridge, Facebook and Twitter.


Written by Ingrid Galvez,
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion and Programming,
 NGLCCNY


Organizational Development Consultant, Strategic Remedy Group

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