Program to examine LGBTQ+ triumphs and challenges in Israel


On June 12, Israeli Hila Pe’er will give an inspiring Zoom presentation on the many achievements of the Israeli LGBTQ+ community and its goals for the future.

The LGBTQ+ community has made great strides in Israel in the last few decades, including changing public opinion.  The first small Pride Parade, in 1979, has grown to 100,000 marchers, and Tel Aviv is known worldwide for being gay-friendly.

Pe’er is co-chair of The Aguda – The Association for LGBTQ+ Equality in Israel, which is the nation’s pioneering LGBTQ+ organization. The Aguda is a national grassroots, volunteer-based, nonprofit human-rights group that strives for full equality for LGBTQ+ people and aspires to create a public climate of acceptance and respect.

The free program, “The Challenges of the LGBTQ+ Community in Israel,” is the last in this season’s Israeli Culture Series, which is sponsored by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and usually takes place on the second Wednesday of each month. However, this program, offered in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts, will take place on Sunday, June 12, at 4 p.m. on Zoom. Register for the program at

For more information, contact Amit Moshe Oren at 401-421-4111 or

Submitted by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island