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Happy Summer Gesher!

By: Jodi Hirsch Rein and Jennifer Scher  Gesher Jewish Day School, we did it! Let’s all take a collective deep breath. Count with me; breath in 1….2…..3….Happy Summer!  We did […]

Teachers do Holy Work

By: Jodi Hirsch Rein, Gesher JDS Principal Teachers do the most holy work and change the lives of children each and every day. The impact that Gesher teachers are having […]

Passover Community Message

  Dear Gesher Community, The seder is a ritual that invokes memory and attachment. This year, the space between us is scary. It is odd and at odds with our […]

Be strong, be strong, and we shall strengthen one another.

By Philip Blumenthal President, Gesher JDS Board of Trustees   Gesher community, These are trying times. The entire world is enduring challenges and pressures that most of us could never […]

The Importance of Teaching Advocacy

This past week, I attended the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference. 18,000 Americans representing a variety of political affiliations, races, religions, and backgrounds came together from both sides […]

What is Institutional Advancement?

A Gesher supporter recently asked me to define ‘Institutional Advancement’ (IA). It’s a term referenced in many different settings and can take on different meanings depending on the organization. A […]

Growing Kehilat Gesher

By: Amy Pernick, Director of Admissions The late-winter and early-spring seasons are exceptionally busy times for the Gesher JDS admissions office as new applications are coming in, classroom visits for […]

Our community is exponentially greater than the sum of its parts – A Message from our Board President

Happy New Year, Gesher community! The beginning of a new year — indeed, a new decade — is naturally a time for reflection. The past year, as any, has had […]

The Language of Belonging

This week we read the Torah portion that describes Noah’s Ark and the flood, which is a popular story most of us haven’t looked at closely since childhood.  Another popular […]

Uncover the secret parenting inspiration found during the Hebrew month of Elul.

Welcome to the Hebrew month of Elul! Excited?! Meh, not so much. There is nothing particularly significant for you to observe this month. The high holidays are next month. This […]