7th grade

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Rodef Sholom 7th graders continue their learning together in our Gesher program as a part of our teen night at the synagogue every Wednesday. Gesher enables our students to continue to deepen relationships with each other as they journey with their classmates through middle school and the b’nai mitzvah experience.

GESHER (5:30 - 8:00 PM)
Wednesday Gesher is a time for our students to build community and learn Jewish values, to discuss and struggle with our tradition.  New this year, our Gesher teens will participate in opportunities that include cooking, Fire Circle, social justice, art, yoga, Jewish law and much more together.  Ultimately, our students learn valuable lessons from our rich tradition that teach character traits that enhance their Jewish soul.

Gesher will begin at 5:30pm with dinner with our Midrasha teen program and will conclude with a special closing in the Sanctuary each week with the rest of our teen community at 8:00pm. 


CRuSTY Jr. Youth Group
7th and 8th Grade Jewish Los Angeles Trip
November 14-17

Our annual trip to Los Angeles is coming, and we want your teen to be a part of all the fun! Each year, we embark on a journey to Los Angeles on a trip that our teens will remember forever. Led by an awesome team of clergy and staff, the group will explore a great Jewish community, celebrate Shabbat, eat delicious Jewish deli food, spend a day at DISNEYLAND, explore Hollywood's Walk of Fame, build friendships that will last a lifetime, and much more! Click here to register.

There are limited scholarships available.  For financial assistance, please contact Michael Kamler at [email protected].

If you have any questions, please be in touch with Rachel Altfeld, Director of Youth Engagement at 415-479-3447 or [email protected].