Gesher is dedicated to bridging the gaps between different segments of Israeli society, and nurturing a shared identity and commitment to Israel. Gesher works with secular, ultra-Orthodox, National Religious Israelis, and everyone in between. We have impacted more than a million Jews since our program first began over 40 years ago, opening minds and eyes to form bonds based on mutual heritage and tolerance of difference.
Gesher closes the gap between secular and religious Jews in Israel, and promotes our shared heritage as the force which can hold us together. Meaning ‘Bridge’ in Hebrew, Gesher has refined a unique educational approach that confronts our differences, fosters commitment to Jewish identity and builds skills for a shared future.
Founded in 1970 by Dr. Daniel Tropper, Gesher implements a variety of innovative programs to reach over 50,000 Israelis annually, across a diverse spectrum of age, socio-economic disparity, native origin and religious affiliation. Through workshops, simulations, teacher training, curriculum development and films, Gesher promotes mutual understanding and tolerance based upon a common Jewish heritage and a common destiny.
To learn more about Gesher, visit their official website.