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Gesher Disability Resources

Scottsdale, AZ   |  www.gesherdr.org

Mission

To support individuals with special needs and their families in the Jewish community to lead fuller lives.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Ms. Amy Hummell

Main address

12701 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 205

Scottsdale, AZ 85254 USA

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Formerly known as

Council For Jewish With Special Needs

EIN

86-0626273

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Gesher's Services

What Gesher does for YOU:
* Provide inclusion support at schools and camps
* Lead disability training for teachers, counselors and madrich
* Plan social groups for adults and children with disabilities
* Host monthly joyous and inclusive Simchat Shabbat services
* Introduce families to local and online disability resources
* Guild adults with disabilities to residential readiness
* Conduct educational forums and workshops

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth
Adults
Families
Caregivers

Gesher's special education teachers, Student Support Specialists, are the resource professionals for local Jewish Day Schools for students who have been identified as having learning challenges. Meeting with teachers and families are part of providing a well-rounded educational experience for each student. Outside of the classroom, Student Support Specialists work with students one-on-one for online tutoring assisting reading, math and executive functioning. Online Tutoring is available to all students with a private pay option.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with learning disabilities
Young adults
Children and youth
Jewish people

Simchat Shabbat is a monthly Shabbat service inclusive and accessible to all. The prayer book (siddur) used is written in Hebrew, Hebrew transliteration, and English. This "no shush" service lasts 45 minutes. Gesher members along with their friends and family sing, tell stories from the week's Torah portion, and relate to their something wonderful that has happened in their life since the last service. Simchat Shabbat started in 2008 and was designed to be an in person services. COVID required changes making services available online for anyone who would like to participate.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with disabilities
Children and youth
Adults
Caregivers

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Gesher Disability Resources

Board of directors
as of 09/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Wendy Horwitch


Board co-chair

Mrs. Nora Schaefer

Mark Bregman

Dyer, Bregman and Ferris, PLLC

Jennifer Sosnow

Jewish National Fund