A Wider Bridge is the pro-Israel organization building LGBT connections to Israel, through programming that focuses on bringing LGBT people into meaningful and thoughtful connection with Israel and LGBT Israelis. Our programs create opportunities for education, engagement and experience, and include travel, speakers and discussions, cultural events, online resources, advocacy and philanthropy.
We bring 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. We bring Israeli and American Jewish and LGBT community leaders together to learn from each other, share best practices and build lasting collaborative relationships. A Wider Bridge also runs an annual LGBTQ Leadership mission to Israel, with scholarship opportunities for young professionals. The Mission builds on a deep network of relationships with Israel’s LGBTQ communities that we have developed over many years. In addition to providing a great introduction to Israel, our participants engage with a broad range of Israel’s LGBTQ leaders, including activists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers. Our trip is also focused on helping participants experience the broad range of Jewish life in Israel, and on building lasting connections, friendships and community among our participants.