Each student who participates, attends two training sessions on Monday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and one outreach either Monday or Wednesday night or Sunday morning for a total of 6 hours per month. In addition, there is a retreat in September and an evening leadership program in January for the students to attend. Gesher LeKesher runs from September until April. The Gesher LeKesher program fee is $400/person and scholarships are available.
Together, the teens strengthen their connections with their heritage, with their Judaism, and with other youth. The program encourages the creation of vibrant communities where mitzvot, rituals, values and Jewish culture are experienced, respected and integrated into the lives of young people. Each year, on average 35 – 40 Madrichim (peer leaders) work with 100 – 150 Talmidim (learners/students).
To apply for Gesher LeKesher click here.