News and Views from Gateways


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Our Daughters, Our Future: An Educational Series

In response to skyrocketing rates of mental health challenges facing girls and young women in the Jewish community, Gateways is convening a series of experts to speak directly to parents and educators. All webinar presentations are free and require pre-registration. Videos and slides available at the link.Learn more »


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Mitzvah Mensches is helping the Hernández School

Mitzvah Mensches do good deeds, help people, and make a difference in the community. For our mitzvah project this winter, we are raising money to buy dual language books for the Rafael Hernández School. It is important to buy books because books help kids learn, and this school gave all their books to the students to take home when it closed in March.  We want to help them rebuild their collection.  Please donate today! Thank you!Learn more »


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Finding Strength in Times of Transition

In this video message, I reflect on the words that we say when we enter these moments of transition in the Torah: chazak, chazak v'nitchazek—be strong, be strong, and we will be strengthened.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 »


On June 8, 2020, the Past Presidents, Board of Trustees and Gateways supporters honored Arlene Remz, our founding Executive Director, as she prepares to retire. Watch Board President Michelle Alkon deliver a heartfelt toast thanking Arlene for her inspired leadership, love and devotion to our mission, and legacy that she leaves behind. We will miss you, Arlene!

To view the full half-hour tribute, please click here.


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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Gateways' 2018-2019 Annual Report is hot off the (virtual) press!

Thank you to our amazing donors and supporters! Look inside to see the difference you are making for students, families and educators throughout our community.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 »