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7th Grade Gesher Program


Congregation Rodef Sholom is excited to relaunch Gesher, a program that was a hallmark for 7th grade families for many years prior to the pandemic. Gesher is for all families with students in the 7th grade, independent of where (or if) you are on your B’Mitzvah journey!

The pillars of the Gesher program are Jewish literacy, values, and social action. For 1¼ hours on occasional Saturday mornings and three special Friday night Shabbat services, you and your child will have the opportunity to learn together, get involved with social action, and engage in meaningful conversations. As your students enter their young teen years and take further steps towards independence, Gesher provides a unique space to build and strengthen family, peer, and community connections!


Saturday, September 30th 10:00am
Saturday, October 14th 9:00am
Saturday, October 28th 9:00am
Friday, November 3rd 6:15pm - Shabbat Dinner & Services (the whole family is invited!)

Saturday, November 11th 10:00am

Saturday, December 2nd 10:00am 
Friday, December 8th 6:15pm - Chanukah Shabbat (the whole family is invited!)
Saturday, December 16th 10:00am 
Saturday, January 20th 10:00am 
Saturday, February 3rd 10:00am 
Friday, February 9th 6:15pm - Shabbat Dinner & Services (the whole family is invited!)

(new) Friday, March 1st 6:15pm - Shabbat Dinner & Services - Dan Nichols musical guest (the whole family is invited!)

Saturday, March 2nd 10:00am (note new start time!)
Saturday, March 23rd 10:00am

April: Closing Celebration - Date/Location TBD




*Please remember that all kids and families are welcome at Rodef Sholom and to join our programming regardless of financial need. Please see the registration form for more financial information.

Got Questions?
For all general questions about our 7th Grade Gesher Program, please contact Heidi Paul ( 

For questions about finances & scholarship, please contact Tracey Klapow, Rodef Sholom's Executive Director (

Thu, April 18 2024 10 Nisan 5784