Newsletter – #TheFacesOfGesher

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This year’s annual fundraising gala was a blast! Did you get a chance to see our new video? Thank you for helping raise the most funds to date, honoring “The Faces of Gesher”.  Mark your calendar for next year’s event Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Sponsor Spotlight Series

Thank you to…

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix (Federation) has been serving the Valley’s Jewish and greater community since 1941. It is a collective of professionals and lay leaders as well as generous donors and supporters working together to improve the lives of Jews locally and globally.

Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs) exists because of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. It was leaders at the Federation who brought together a group of  parents, educators and clinicians to discuss special needs and Jewish families from the lens of how can we help. This was over 30 years ago when many people didn’t know about disability and it was time to get the conversations started. Since then, we have grown together with Gesher being a strategic partner of the Federation from the beginning.

Something people may find interesting is… 

Read the entire feature about
Federation and
other Sponsor Spotlight Series on Facebook and on our website.

Did You Know…

Gesher Disability Resources is now on LinkedIn?
TSA Cares?  Will you be traveling this holiday season? The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process.
The Best and Worst Cities for People with Disabilities 2018?
A bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

Announcements – Events

Visit to discover the events happening each month.

Simchat Shabbat 2018-2019 – Always Free – All are Welcome!
November 17, December 8, January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, and May 18 
Services are on Saturday starting at Noon and taking place at Congregation Beth Israel (CBI).  Please contact Jacquelyn at to RSVP or with any questions.

After Thankgiving, we look forward to Hannukah Continues in the Park on December 16 as well as sharing our new Calendar of Events for 2019.

Fundraising Moments

QCO Code Must Be Included
Gesher is a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO) for the Arizona State Tax Credit Program. The maximum tax credit for couples filing jointly is $800 and individuals can take a credit of up to $400.  This is a dollar-for-dollar Tax Credit. NEW THIS YEAR the state assigned QCO Codes for all Qualifying Charitable Organization and are requiring them to be used when filing Arizona state taxes. Gesher’s QCO Code 20748  You can take the credit or simply make a donation online.

BIRDIES MEAN BUCKS FOR CHARITY – It’s Birdies For Charity Time

You can help Gesher by making a pledge in the Birdies for Charity program at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open!  Participating charities will receive every single penny of collected pledges.    
Donate Here thru Birdies for Charity and get more information too.


Gesher Disability Resources
Tax ID: 86-0626273; QCO: 20748

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