News and Views from Gateways

Register Now for Jewish Education Programs »

Gateways delivers dynamic Jewish educational programs for students with special needs through our free-standing Sunday school, bar/bat mitzvah training, and inclusive teen youth group. Pre-registration forms are now available for the 2014-15 school year! »»»

Teens — Apply to volunteer for the Sunday Program! »

Boston-area high school students in grades 10-12 volunteer to support students in the Gateways Sunday Program as one-to-one aides or classroom assistants. Teens receive weekly training and support throughout their experience from on-site special education teachers and administrators. To apply for the 2014-15 school year, click here. »»»

Passover Activity Placemat »

Print, laminate and share our double-sided activity placemat to help keep your children (and adults) engaged during the Seder. »»»

Inclusion For All »

"I am certain that we are all aware of Jews in our community who have disabilities. But awareness goes beyond this – have you asked questions to understand the disability? Have you included the person’s family in the conversation? Have you tried to understand how this disability affects the person’s participation in Jewish life? " Read Executive Director Arlene Remz's piece on inclusion. »»»

Gateways Named One of North America’s Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits »

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education has been selected as a Standard Bearer in Slingshot ’13-'14, the foremost resource of today's groundbreaking organizations, projects and programs of the North American Jewish community. In selecting Gateways, one evaluator wrote "It's clear that Gateways has introduced a new model in the field of Jewish special needs education, built on a foundation of communal collaboration across a variety of institutions and denominations, which is not commonly seen in the Jewish community." »»»

Jamie's Bat Mitzvah - A Different Voice »

What sounds like a typical exchange between a rabbi and his pre-bat mitzvah congregant, is in fact so much more... »»»