This is the full text from our August 2013 eNews story.
Tel Aviv is known as the gay capital of the Middle East, and you can join your JCC friends at the Gay Pride parade in Israel next June through the first-ever JCC Association LGBTQ Boarding Pass trip. As well as visiting classic tourist sites such as Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea, and the Galilee, the group will meet with founders of a religious gay group in Jerusalem and dine with the people who established Cafe Albi, a self-declared home for the LGBTQ community of Tel Aviv. Cook an Israeli meal with a professional chef, welcome Shabbat with music and song at the Port of Tel Aviv, take a graffiti walking tour, and discuss issues of identity with gender-studies students from Tel Aviv University. There will be plenty of time to enjoy Tel Aviv’s world-class restaurants, shopping, and nightlife too. Registration opens September 1, 2013.