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Third Annual Community Model Passover Seder
and other March news

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Culturally-traditional events can be challenging to individuals with special needs. Our goal for bringing a model Seder to our community is for participants to review the progression of the Seder service and meal, but at their pace. The story of Passover is shared with a special Haggadah prayer book produced by Gateways. A kosher meal will be served so everyone can dine together, but with the event taking place prior to Passover, the meal is not kosher for Passover. For some of our participants, this will be the only Seder they attend, for others they will be ready to do it all over again with friends and family. JOIN US!

WHEN: Sunday, March 25, 2018
TIME: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
WHERE: Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus
12701 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
DETAILS: Service led by Rabbi John Linder of Temple Solel
Gateways Haggadah will be used; Kosher lunch (not Kosher for Passover) will be served; art project to make your own seder plate

RSVP to or call (480) 629-5343

The event is generously funded through a grant from the Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Circle of Arizona (JWPCAZ).

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Did You Know…

There is a way to find closed-captioning for steaming and download services?

The Coca-Cola Company has some of their manufacturing plants switch to cane sugar instead of corn syrup to make the beverage Kosher for Passover?

The worlds biggest Seder is in Kathmandu, Nepal! If you are looking for something a bit smaller and family-oriented, join us on March 25, 2018 for our Third Annual Special Needs Community Model Passover Seder. Register online with the above link.

Announcements – Events

Simchat Shabbat 2018 – Always Free – All are Welcome!
Three more at CBI – March 10, April 21, May 19
All services are on Saturdays beginning at NOON taking place at Congregation Beth Israel – 10460 N 56th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85253; Please contact Jacquelyn at jacquelyn@gesherdr.orgto RSVP or with any questions. (We will be moving to Temple Emanuel of Tempe for June and August).

Sunday, March 18 – Gesher Disability Resources will volunteer with Ladles of Love”  from 9-11AM, at the East Valley JCC (908 N Alma School Rd, Chandler). Join Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs) for a mitzvah morning, preparing food for the community. Please RSVP to or call (480) 629-5343.

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Save the Date – Saturday, November 3, for Gesher Disability Resources
Annual Fundraiser at Chateau Luxe!

Volunteer with Gesher

Are you interested in helping adults with disabilities, spending time doing clerical work in our agency office, or participating in events throughout the community? Join Gesher Disability Resources by volunteering to help through hands-on service activities. Check out our website to read about some of our fun events and determine how volunteering can look in your life.   If you are ready to be a helping hand please fill out our volunteer form online or call our office at (480) 629-5343.

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Shabbat Shalom,

Gesher Disability Resources
formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs
Tax Id# 86-0626273

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