Visiting Israel While Black, Gay and Jewish

Published Date Author: , November 17th, 2011

gay Travel IsraelSeveral months ago I got notification that I was the recipient of a scholarship worth $2500. That twenty five hundred dollars would cover meals, travel, and accommodations for ten days in Israel. I would be travelling with a group of LGBT Jews from around the world to the Holy Land. A bunch of gay Jews on a gay trip in Israel? I instantly accepted the scholarship without reading the fine print. The fine print being that in order to experience Gay Israel, I would have to pay for a flight first.

You will recall my last piece in which I spilled my financial woes to the Jewcy world. Dropping $1000 on a flight while being unemployed seemed impossible. I almost wrote to the organisation, A Wider Bridge, to regretfully decline. Instead, I begged and asked bloggers and friends and strangers to post my mug to their websites and blogs asking for help.

The mission was easy-if everyone donated $5 I could easily get to Israel. In under two weeks twenty-nine people donated a total of $785 through my Pay pal account. I also received checks and cash from people I knew, barely knew, or complete strangers. All in all, I was able to purchase tickets, travel insurance, and a guide book.

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Arlen said on November 23, 2011, 8:38 pm:

Congratulations and good for you. I hope you have an amazing trip and continue to grow and do good in the world.

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