The Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation, Keshet, A Wider Bridge, and the Consulate General of Israel invite you to a special discussion with Shai Doitsh and Natali Sade, leaders of The Aguda, Israel’s national LGBT organization. Doitsh and Sade will speak about the remarkable trajectory of this community and the ways that they are pushing forward today in politics, social services and community building. A light lunch will be served.
The Aguda is a human rights organization that works to improve the life of LGBT people. A volunteer-based organization, it works in the areas of advocacy, promoting legislation and providing for the social needs of the LGBT communities throughout Israel. Among their new projects this year are outreach to the Arab sector, youth suicide prevention, and a center for preventing homophobic violence.
Natalie Sade, Executive Director, has worked in the LGBT press, led successful efforts for transgender rights, and worked with LGBT youth. She is a volunteer and a member of the Aguda since 2004. Since 2006, Natalie has written a highly successful column at the Zman Varod (Pink Times) magazine for the LGBTQ community in Israel.
Shai Doitsh leads a project promoting gay tourism to Tel Aviv and helped found the Aguda in Eilat. He is a board member of the Aguda since. Since 2005, Shai leads a successful project promoting gay tourism to Tel Aviv under the brand Tel Aviv Gay Vibe. Shai is an e-commerce manager in a tourism company and publishes a gay lifestyle magazine in Tel Aviv.