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Posted September 7, 2018.
Join A Wider Bridge in Portland (OR), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Minneapolis, to meet our newest grantee, Captain Ofer Erez, CEO of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance. October 15-25!
Next month we are bringing a remarkable young Israeli leader to meet our community. At just 25, Ofer Erez already made history as Israel’s first openly transgender IDF officer. During his 3 1/2 years of service, Ofer spearheaded the fight for policy changes for fellow trans service members. At a time when some of our own decision makers are calling trans military service into question, Ofer provides a much needed voice for our LGBTQ advocacy here at home.
In the Spring, Ofer traded out his IDF uniform for civilian clothing, continuing his leadership as the new CEO of the Jerusalem Open House (JOH), the capital city’s LGBTQ community organization and organizer of the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance.
This summer, A Wider Bridge awarded Ofer and the Jerusalem Open House with an AWB Impact Grant to fund the Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance – attended in August by a record-breaking 30,000 people.
If you are in Portland (OR), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, or Minneapolis, check out our events below and RSVP to join us. To our friends elsewhere, we invite you to join via Facebook livestream of select events.
EVENT DETAILS AND RSVP
PORTLAND: Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m., Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (724 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209). Co-Sponsored by the OJMCHE and the Jewish Federation of Portland
SAN FRANCISCO: Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m., A Wider Benefit (Bimbos 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco)
LOS ANGELES: Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m., JQlub (JQ International) (801 Larrabee Street #10, West Hollywood). Hosted and Co-Sponsored by JQ International
CHICAGO: Monday, October 22, 6:30 p.m., Temple Sholom (3480 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60657). Co-sponsored by Temple Sholom
MINNEAPOLIS: Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 p.m., Temple Shir Tikvah (1360 West Minnehaha Parkway – Minneapolis, MN 55419). Co-Sponsored by Shir Tikvah
(Photo Credit: A Wider Bridge)