Head of School Blog

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Empowering students with skills for the 21st Century

During our VAIS accreditation self-study two years ago, the faculty collaborated to create an idealized portrait of a  Gesher graduate. Our intention was to include the attributes and character traits […]

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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 […]

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