News and Views from Gateways


Queen Esther and Overcoming Silence

Happy Purim! I want to share with you my favorite passage from Megillat Esther: a moment of overcoming fear and choosing advocacy over silence.Learn more »


Identifying Eating Disorders and Promoting Resiliency

On Tuesday, February 9th, we held the third webinar in our ongoing series on girls' mental health and wellness. Led by experienced psychologist and professor Dr. Allyson Cherkasky and featuring a young guest speaker who shared her story of eating disorder recovery, the presentation provided information on the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and offered strategies for support and building resiliency. If you missed the event, you can check out the recording, PowerPoint presentation, relevant resources, and more!Learn more »


Mitzvah Mensches helped the Hernández School

For their mitzvah project this winter, the Mitzvah Mensches class raised $440 to buy dual language books for the Rafael Hernández School. The school gave all their books to the students to take home when it closed in March, and the Mitzvah Mensches’ contribution will help them to rebuild their library. Thank you to all who donated and to the Citron Family Fund for the matching donation! Learn more »


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Sharing the story of our 89th B'nei Mitzvah

The story of our 89th bar Mitzvah is a truly special one. For so many of us, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a significant milestone that brings our family and community together. We come together to recognize this young adult coming of age in the tradition of our Jewish heritage. With such an important moment on the horizon, you can imagine the excitement—and subsequent disappointment—of many families who prepared for such an occasion for months or even years, only to be forced to drastically revise their plans due to the pandemic.Learn more »


Thank you for being part of our 2020 Sweet Sounds Celebration!

Over 400 friends and family of Gateways came together to be inspired by our programs, welcome our new CEO Tamar Davis, and enjoy a special performance by The Shalva Band. Thank you to our incredible Sweet Sounds Co-Chairs Joyce & Michael Bohnen and Ellie & Barry Shrage. Watch the program below!


Explore Gateways' Remote Resources

We'll continue to add Gateways created and curated resources to support families who are weathering the Coronavirus pandemic in their homes.Learn more »


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Supporting Diverse Learners Virtually

Watch our webinar from June 10 to see how you can support diverse learners in your remote instruction.Learn more »


A Special Path to B'nei Mitzvah

Want to have a bar/bat mitzvah for your child, but unsure what's possible? Click here to watch our panel discussion from May 12 about how to create a meaningful experience for your family.Learn more »


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How Can we Foster Inclusive Jewish Schools?

Learn about how Gateways and the B'Yadenu Initiative, funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation, have worked with schools across the US to build whole-school inclusion practices.Learn more »


How do Children with Learning Differences Find their Way to the Bimah?

Read an article in Hadassah Magazine, featuring Gateways' B'nei Mitzvah Educational Specialist, Rebecca Redner, discussing paths to bar and bat mitzvah for children across the US.Learn more »


Explore the Many Faces of Gateways

Learn how Gateways is transforming Jewish education from every angle. Learn more »


Thank You to Jewish Educators Everywhere

Thank you to Jewish educators across the globe for all you do to support students with learning differences!Learn more »


Order the beautiful Gateways Shabbat Companion

The Gateways Shabbat Family Companion is an excellent addition to any Shabbat celebration. Click to read an interview with author Rebecca Redner and to purchase your copy.Learn more »