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Gesher Jewish Day School’s new head, Aviva Walls, on navigating the pandemic

Gesher JDS Head of School Aviva Walls is featured on the cover of this week’s Washington Jewish Week! Read the interview at the link.

Gesher Brings Awareness on International Stuttering Day

Roughly 3 million Americans live as people who stutter and on October 22, 2020, International Stuttering Awareness Day, Gesher Jewish Day School is proud to bring awareness to all of them. As an inclusive community, we strive to make every person feel comfortable including those who stutter. Nowhere is this more evident than in our very own Music Teacher, Mr. Nick May. 

Head of School Announcement

Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax, Virginia is pleased to announce the hiring of Aviva Walls as Head of School with a starting date of July 1, 2020. The Gesher Board of Trustees selected Ms. Walls from a pool of more than twenty qualified candidates after a nine-month search process advised by Prizmah: Center for […]

Maddie Rosenwald, Washington Family Teacher of the Year

Director of Middle School Student Life and Middle School Science Teacher, Maddie Rosenwald, was selected as Washington Family Teacher of the Year. Read More

Local Educators Come Together at Annual Workshop on Israel Education

Eleven local educators attended the Center for Israel Education’s (CIE) 17th annual educator workshop June 24-28 in Atlanta. The event was hosted by CIE and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI).

Six-Word Memoirs: A Gesher JDS Fifth-Grade Workshop

The fifth graders at Gesher Jewish Day School (Gesher JDS) have been working on family scrapbooks and learning to tell their stories in engaging ways. After providing some comments on my son’s work in progress, I realized that PJ Library had provided me with a tool that could help his class, too. A few years […]

Gesher School to Add Direct Bus Service from Arlington and Alexandria

In an effort to attract more students, Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax wants to cut their commute time.

Gesher Teachers #DitchTheDesk

The Gesher Jewish Day School (Gesher JDS) community enjoys a school campus that includes 28 expansive wooded acres of exploration space in Fairfax, Virginia. Gesher JDS teachers take full advantage of the campus, seizing opportunities to move away from the traditional classroom setting and embracing the concept of #DitchTheDesk. When Rose Marie Russo, fourth grade […]