Bridging Identities: On Being LGBTQ, Jewish and Pro-Israel

January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Congregation Neveh Shalom
2900 SW Peaceful Ln
Portland, OR 97239
Congregation Neveh Shalom

Explore the following questions with Arthur Slepian, the founder and president of A Wider Bridge (AWB)–a pro-Israel organization that works to deepen the connections between the LGBT communities of Israel and North America.

  • What has been the progress of the LGBTQ community in Israel, and what challenges remain?
  • How can one successfully engage progressive people with Israel at a time when there is so much antagonism towards Israel on the left?
  • How can the LGBTQ communities of Israel and North America learn from and support one another, especially in the aftermath of our own recent elections?

A Wider Bridge was founded in 2010, has staff in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Tel Aviv, and brings its programs to cities across North America.  Arthur has several decades of experience as a leader in both the Jewish community and the LGBT community, along with a successful career as a leader in the business world. Arthur lives in San Francisco and serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Federation of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Co-sponsored by: Congregation Neveh Shalom, Jewish Pride Greater PDX, Neveh Shalom  Keshet, Jewish Federation of Portland, Congregation Beth Israel and A Wider Bridge.


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