Jewish Education Programs

Sunday Program »

The Sunday Program offers a thematic Jewish education curriculum to students ages 5-18 who benefit from highly structured programming, individualized attention and small class sizes. Special education teachers utilize visual supports and differentiated instruction to present a multisensory curriculum, and all students receive one-to-one support from highly trained teen aides. »»»

Bar mitzvah student practices his Torah portion

B'nei Mitzvah Preparation »

The B’nei Mitzvah Program prepares students with special needs for their bar/bat mitzvah with a combination of individual tutoring, classroom activities and a weekly prayer service. Our onsite reading specialist customizes lessons for each child and our experienced special education teacher plans lessons that teach specific B’nei Mitzvah and Synagogue skills. »»»

Mitzvah Mensches »

Mitzvah Mensches is an inclusive youth group that focuses on philanthropy, social action and Jewish values, led by our uniquely trained social skills group facilitators (using techniques from Social Thinking©). Teenagers of all abilities engage in activities and discussions, and work together to give back to the community in ways that are meaningful to the collective group.   »»»


Contact Us

For information about Gateways Jewish Education Programs, contact Nancy Mager at 617-630-9010 ext. 104 or email at nancym@jgateways.org.


Class Calendar

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2016-17 Academic Year Calendar


Gateways Jewish Education Programs
2016-2017 Academic Year Calendar
All Programs meet at SSDS Lower School, 60 Stein Circle, Newton MA
Weekly Classes:
Sunday:
Morning Session: 9:30-11:00
Afternoon Session: 12:00-1:30
Wednesday:
B'nei-Mitzvah: 4:30-6:00
Mitzvah Mensches: 6:30-8:00
September 11    Volunteer / Staff Training
September 18    Volunteer / Staff Training
September 25    Volunteer / Staff Training
October 3-October 4    Rosh Hashanah
October 5    B’nei Mitzvah Class
October 9    Closed: Columbus Day
October 12    Yom Kippur
October 16    Sunday Classes
October 17-October 18    Sukkot
October 19    B’nei Mitzvah Class
October 24-25    Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
October 26    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
November 2    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
November 6    Sunday Classes
November 9    B’nei Mitzvah Class
November 13    Sunday Classes
November 16    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
November 20    Sunday Classes
November 20    Sweet Sounds, 4:30-6:00PM, Temple Emanuel
November 27    Thanksgiving Break
December 4    Sunday Classes
December 7    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
December 11    Sunday Classes
December 14    B’nei Mitzvah Class
December 18    Sunday Classes
December 21    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
December 24-January 1    Chanukkah
December 24-January 1    Closed: Public School Vacation
January 4    B’nei Mitzvah Class
January 8    Sunday Classes
January 11    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
January 15    Closed: MLK Day
January 18    B’nei Mitzvah Class
January 22    Sunday Classes
January 25    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
January 29    Sunday Classes
February 1    B’nei Mitzvah Class
February 5    Sunday Classes
February 8    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
February 11    Tu B'Shevat
February 12    Sunday Classes
February 15    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
February 19-25     Public School Vacation
March 1    B’nei Mitzvah Class
February 5    Sunday Classes
March 8    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
March 12     Purim Carnival
March 12    Purim
March 15    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
March 19    Sunday Classes
March 22    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
March 26    Sunday Classes
March 29    B’nei Mitzvah Class
April 2    Sunday Classes
April 5    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
April 9    Sunday Classes
April 9    Volunteer Open House
4/11-4/18    Passover
     Public School Vacation
April 26    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
April 30    Sunday Classes
May 3    B’nei Mitzvah Class
May 7    Sunday Classes
May 10    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
May 14    Sunday Classes
May 17    B’nei Mitzvah Class & Mitzvah Mensches
May 21    Sunday Classes
5/31-6/1    Shavuot