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A Wider Bridge’s calendar of events for February and March

by Tera Greene

January 18, 2011 | 12:14 am

A Wider Bridge - Building LGBTQ Connections With Israel

For all of you wondering what’s coming up for A Wider Bridge, wonder no more! Below is a list of their events for February and March…


Presentations by renowned Israeli photographer Adi Nes… A conference on Queer Judaism… A visit by a delegation of Israeli LGBT teens… These are some of the events that A Wider Bridge is pleased to be co-sponsoring in February and March.

We invite you to join us at the following events:

Presentations by Adi Nes –
Internationally recognized Israeli photographer Adi Nes will present a lecture with slides of his work and be interviewed by Donny Inbar of the Israel Center of the JCF. The work of Adi Nes is highly provocative and his photographs exude homoeroticism and arouse discussion around issues of social justice. The event takes place at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center on February 1 at 7:00 PM. A Wider Bridge is pleased to partner with The Hub of the JCC and the Israel Center of the JCF in co-sponsoring this presentation. For more details, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.
If you’re on the Peninsula, you can also see Adi Nes present his work at the OF JCC Palo Alto on February 2 at 7:30, or earlier that day at Stanford Hillel at 12:30 PM.

Queer Jewish Religiosity in America: Directions and Trends –
At this symposium, Jewish LGBTQ writers, scholars, and clergy will discuss and share recent queer innovations in Jewish liturgy and text.  The event begins at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav on the evening of Saturday, February 26 and continues with a full-day program at Stanford University on February 27. Click here for more information, or here for a full program and registration.

A Conversation with Israeli Gay Teens –
A Wider Bridge is one of the lead co-sponsors of a delegation of Israeli teens that will be visiting the San Francisco Bay Area March 14-22. The teens are coming as representatives of Israeli Gay Youth (IGY), an organization that leads more than 40 support groups for LGBT teens throughout Israel. Join A Wider Bridge for an evening of conversation with the teens on March 20 at 6 pm.  Details to follow. Learn more about IGY here.

A Wider Bridge presents to the World Union of Progressive Judaism –
On the afternoon of February 10, the delegates to Connections 2011, the biennial conference of the World Union of Progressive Judaism, will have an opportunity to hear about the work of A Wider Bridge.  The discussion will take place at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, beginning at 12:30 PM.  You can find the event listing here.

We look forward to seeing you at these events!

Arthur Slepian
Executive Director, A Wider Bridge

Josh Weisman
Program Director, A Wider Bridge

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Tera “Nova Jade* Greene is a professional lesbian of color and Jew by Choice.  She is a producer of music and film, a renowned DJ and always finds herself in the midst of...

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