Gesher (Hebrew for bridge)

Our Gesher program is an incredible alternative education program designed to engage your entire family in Jewish learning and living. Gesher: A bridge to meaningful moments with your family; a bridge to exciting Jewish study; a bridge to connections with your temple community. Gesher is a nationally recognized innovative educational model that integrates Jewish study with Shabbat celebration.

Gesher meets:

  •  1st Friday evening of the month for Shabbat Services (6:30-7:30 pm) with Shabbat dinner at 5:30 pm
  • One Saturday morning of the month we gather from 9:00 am-noon for our "This Shabbat Rocks!" service, age-level learning and a family experience that ties the morning together.
  • Occasional Saturday afternoon or Sunday activities

Gesher also includes the following special events:

  • Mini-Shabbaton
  • Shabbat Schmooze
  • Havdalah Pajama Party
  • Shabbat BaBayit
  • K-8 family retreat

Each year Gesher study is centered around our educational theme and takes place in the classroom and beyond. This next year's theme is: Mitzvah Mania!

Gesher includes Gesher Katan (Little Bridge), a special pre-K or 4's/TK option  for 2-4 year olds that meets during our Saturday morning and afternoon sessions. This program is open to families with older siblings enrolled in the Gesher program.

Gesher also offers families with children who attend Jewish day school a way to strengthen their connection with the temple community (day school students do not need to register for Hebrew classes).

Teens: Older siblings and other interested teens (8th-12th grades) have the leadership opportunity to work as madrichim (class aides).

Gesher Calendar 2015-16 (Revised)