Mitzvah Mensches - Imagine!
The teens from our integrated, social action youth group explain in their own words what the group does and what it means to them to be a part of the group.
The Girls of Gateways
This video highlights the girls in our B'nei Mitzvah Program.
Highlights from the Mensches: Gateways' Teen Youth Group
This short trailer features highlights of Mitzvah Mensches, Gateways' inclusive teen youth group, from the 2011-12 school year. Watch our teens as they learn about helping others, execute a variety of mitzvah projects, and volunteer for local charities- all while making friends and having fun!
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education's Mitzvah Mensches Program is a fully inclusive educational youth group in which adolescents with disabilities learn about mitzvot while practicing social skills in a fun, yet structured setting. Our uniquely trained special education teachers and program director lead students and our fabulous peer models in weekly activities that promote friendships, responsibility and Jewish values.
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education's Mitzvah Mensches Program is a fully inclusive educational youth group in which adolescents with disabilities learn about mitzvot while practicing social skills in a fun, yet structured setting. Our uniquely trained special education teachers and program coordinator lead students and our fabulous teen peer models from the North of Boston Jew Crew in weekly activities that promote friendships, responsibility and Jewish values.
Gateways was named one of the nation's 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits and received a generous grant from the Slingshot Fund in Fall 2010. This video is our mid-year report to the Slingshot Fund. Thank you Slingshot!
A Gateways Bar Mitzvah Story
This video illustrates the Bar Mitzvah story of Ethan, a child with autism. Ethan's Bar Mitzvah is an example of how Gateways enables every child to access a Jewish education and reach milestones such as becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Click here to learn more about Ethan's Bar Mitzvah.
Voice from the Gates: Marie Strazzulla
Marie Strazzulla is a 25-year-old who loves her job. Mostly because no two days are ever the same. Some days find Marie in the Gateways: Access to Jewish Education office, stamping, filing, collating or her favorite task: shredding (“It’s heavy work but it’s fun!”). Other days she’s at Gateways Sunday program, where she’s responsible for serving dozens of students their mid- morning snack.
iJewish- Gateways' First Music Video
Watch the talented students and volunteers of the Gateways Sunday Program as they sing and dance to iJewish, Gateways' original song about why it's great being Jewish in Boston (created for the JewishBoston.com video contest to the tune of Nickelodeon's iCarly). This video was awarded second place in the contest!
Gateways Jewish Sign Language Video Dictionary: Rosh Hashanah
Marie Strazzulla is using her fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) in a new creative way. Marie, administrative aide at Gateways, is sharing her ASL expertise in time for the Jewish holidays. Gateways volunteer Rochelle Lipper has worked with Marie to film her signing six key Rosh Hashana phrases. Here you will learn the signs for everything from "happy new year" to "apples dipped in honey." And stay tuned: Marie will be adding more Jewish vocabulary words – and even some basic prayers – to her video dictionary.
The Last Day of School: Gateways Sunday Program 2009-2010
Clips from the last Sunday of the Gateways Sunday Program in the 2009-2010 school year.
Gateways Comes to Rachel
A video created for a student who was sick in the hospital with love from her friends at Gateways.
Volunteer at Gateways
Hear from current and past volunteers about their experience at Gateways.
Using Visual Supports in Jewish Special Education
Gateways Jewish Education Programs use an extensive system of visual supports that enable each child to succeed in the classroom with maximum independence. Watch this video to learn how visual supports help make Jewish education fun and accessible for all students.
Passover with Gateways
Watch how students at the Gateways Sunday Program prepare for Passover!
Purim Carnival 2010
Explore Gateways' fully accessible Purim Carnival.
Every Jewish Child Deserves a Jewish Educaiton: Honoring the Ruderman Family
Watch this short video which highlights the Gateways programs and why the Rudermans care so deeply for its mission. Gateways honored its major benefactors, Mort and Marcia Ruderman, together with their children Jay and Shira, Sharon and Rony, and Todd and Liz, and the Ruderman Family Foundation at its annual fall event, Sweet Sounds: An Afternoon of Jazz & Chocolate. The Ruderman Family and the Ruderman Family Foundation devote much of their philanthropy to Jewish education, especially for children with special needs, in Jewish day schools and supplemental settings. Their belief that Every Jewish Child Deserves a Jewish Education has helped Gateways to grow and thrive and we were pleased to create this well-deserved recognition for them. Please click here to view our Tribute Book.
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education Overview of Services, 2007
A video about the formation of Gateways, its founding organizations, and the impact it has on children, families, and the greater community. Hear from staff, lay leaders, parents and students.