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Worship at Temple Anshe Hesed
Life Cycle Events
Tikkun Olam (Social Action)
10 Minutes of Torah
Gesher Education Program
Intro to Judaism
1st Shabbat on Old Zuck
Shabbat on the Beach
New Temple Opening
Welcome to Old Zuck Rd
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5401 Old Zuck Rd., Erie, PA 16506
Gesher means “bridge” and it is what we call our school, it is a bridge between the Temple and the home, the history and the future, a bridge between youth and adults.
Our Sunday school programs start with the preschoolers and go all the way through post-confirmation in 12th grade. The building is bursting with activity on Sunday mornings!
For more information, please contact our Gesher Coordinator, Kendra Zacks at 814-454-2426 or email
Jewish learning is lifelong. At Temple Anshe Hesed, we make it fun!! Past programs have included everything from current events to comic books, to bee-keeping and ancient civilizations. We offer something for everyone and programs are held at various times throughout the year.
All this and refreshments are served, too! Programs are generally open to the public.
We meet monthly and discuss a book that we choose ourselves. We have read both best sellers and more classic books and all promote a lively discussion. This group is open to all and the date and place of meeting change, depending on the needs of those attending. For more information or to find out what we are reading this month, call 814-454-2426 or email
Intro to Judaism
Explore a modern take on Jewish life.
Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, and spirituality.
Voice your questions, discover multiple perspectives, and find what could be meaningful to you in liberal Judaism.
Introduction to Judaism online is an engaging 21-session course offered in three consecutive trimesters for adults who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. This online course is designed for those who reside in areas where Introduction to Judaism in-person classes are not available. Live classes meet in real time through video-conferencing.
Where available, we refer prospective participants to in-person Introduction to Judaism courses in local Reform communities.
for more information.
This is similar to the coming-of-age Bar/Bat Mitzvah for 13 year old boys and 12 year old girls but is performed after an individual has reached the age of majority and may be performed following a conversion.
Following Shabbat Morning Service, we have an informal discussion of the weekly Parshat. All are welcome!
Our Temple Library is true treasure for the Temple family and for the greater Erie Community. It includes books of Jewish content, books by Jewish authors, and a vast collection of books for young readers. Jewish scholars find the Library to be a great resource center. We also have a very impressive collection of Holocaust material.