Giving to Gesher

"GESHERSTRONG is a community of caring supporters; GESHERSTRONG is Jewish resilience; GESHERSTRONG is the trademark of an amazing Jewish community of learners."
- Dottie Bennett (alumni grandparent)
Explore all the different and creative ways ​you can make us #GESHERSTRONG. From our Annual Fund, SHOMREI GESHER, to Endowment and Tribute funds, to planned giving, end-of-year gifts and events, there are many ways to support our school. Should you have unique requirements, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Scher, our Director of Development, at There is also a simple form below.
You’re a parent, you’re a former parent. You’re a grandparent, a recent graduate, a ten-year alumnae. You’re connected to Gesher Jewish Day School. You’re an active member of Northern Virginia’s, Metro DC’s, Maryland’s Jewish communities, you’re affiliated with a vibrant synagogue. You attend learning events, networking events, social events on behalf of Federa­tion, or the Learn­ing Institute, or the Jewish Community Center, or because you’re supporting a friend. You’re a vol­unteer, a lay leader, you support with your mind, with your ideas, with your resources...with your heart. You, too, are connected to Gesher Jew­ish Day School. We are Northern Virginia’s Jewish Community Day School. Our name, Gesher, means bridge. To What? a bridge to the future of our Jewish community.

Shomrei Gesher, our Annual Fund

Shomrei Gesher (our Annual Fund): supports academic excellence and tuition assistance funds
This campaign directly impacts our operations. There are many ways to contribute that benefit Shomrei Gesher (attend fundraising events, making an annual gift, Mitzvah Coupons, SCRIP, advertising in our newsletters and Event Books, sponsorship)

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Endowment and Tribute Funds

Gesher Jewish Day School’s Endowment funds sup­port essential programs and services in the school.
Designed to give in perpetuity, gifts to Endowment Funds secure the future of our school. Consider honoring special people or family members and establish a named fund for Gesher. The process is easy and the re­ward to Gesher is forever. Many funds have been established and support of these funds enable Gesher to remain faithful to its mission while always providing an outstanding edu­cation in a world-class learning environment.

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Scrip is a program arrangement with local retailers that is an important vehicle for raising funds for Gesher.
Without any additional cost to you, the consumer, you may buy “Scrip” from Gesher (in the main office) to be used by you at your regular shopping location.

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Mitzvah Coupons

In honor, in memory, a speedy recovery, a Thank You!
Tell your loved ones how you feel, honor them, remember them, while supporting Gesher.

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Naming Opportunities

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Yes! Please contact me regarding sponsorships. I have some questions.
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