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Shehecheyanu

Shehecheyanu in Hebrew transliteration and simplified English translation with visual representation.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Shehecheyanu

Kiddush (Blessing over wine/grape juice)

Kiddush (blessing over wine/grape juice) in Hebrew transliteration and simplified English translation with visual representation.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Kiddush--Blessing-over-wine-grape-juice-

How to Put on a Tallit (Visual Instructions)

Step-by-step visual instructions remind students of the process for putting on a tallit.  Written words acoompanied by photographs make this a useful and accessible tool to a wide range of learners....

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Bnei_Mitzvah#How-to-Put-on-a-Tallit--Visual-Instructions-

Bat Mitzvah Service Vocabulary Sheet

This Bat Mitzvah vocabulary sheet features short and clear explanations of some Bat Mitzvah basics: mitzvah, kippah/yamulka, tallit, bimah, ark, and many more. This particular vocabulary sheet was created for...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Bnei_Mitzvah#Bat-Mitzvah-Service-Vocabulary-Sheet

Photo Match Order of the Seder

This file folder activity involves matching photographs that represent each part of the Passover Seder. Prior to recognizing line drawings of objects, some children are better able to understand photographic...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Passover#Photo-Match-Order-of-the-Seder

Photo Match Passover Seder Plates

This file folder activity involves matching photographs of Seder plates. The Seder plate you use at home is not the only example of a Seder plate. Students with disabilities may have difficulty understanding...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Passover#Photo-Match-Passover-Seder-Plates

Symbol Match Motzi Matzah

This activity helps to reinforce the blessing for the matzah. The blessing is broken into single words or small phrases (presented in picture symbols with Hebrew transliteration and English translation), and...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Passover#Symbol-Match-Motzi-Matzah

Order of the Seder

Use this visual representation of the order of the Seder to teach about the Passover Seder, and make it available to all the children at your Seder. That way, even if they can't read the Hagaddah, they enjoy...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Passover#Order-of-the-Seder

Symbol Match Ten Plagues

Students gain familiarity with the ten plagues as they match the symbols representing each plague. To view only the plague symbols, click here.  Use this activity to prepare a child for Passover, or during...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Passover#Symbol-Match-Ten-Plagues

The Purim Story

Download Gateways' version of the Purim Story, written for young children. "This is Esther and her Uncle Mordechai. Esther and Mordechai are Jewish. They lived in a land called Persia many many years...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Purim-Resources#The-Purim-Story

The First Bat Mitzvah in America

Read the story of Judith Kaplan, the first woman to have a Bat-Mitzvah in America! This story emphasizes themes of bravery and pride.  It also highlights the differences between the first Bat-Mitzvah and...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Bnei_Mitzvah#The-First-Bat-Mitzvah-in-America

Color Match Bat Mitzvah Girls File Folder Activity

A file folder activity just for girls! Match the Bat-Mitzvah girls based on the colors of their clothes, tallitot, and kippot! This activity is important because it exposes students to images of girls wearing...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Bnei_Mitzvah#Color-Match-Bat-Mitzvah-Girls-File-Folder-Activity

People Wear Special Clothes to Temple

On most days, a girl might choose to wear pants and sneakers or other casual clothes.  But when she goes to temple- especially on her Bat Mitzvah day- a girl must dress differently than she does every other...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Bnei_Mitzvah#People-Wear-Special-Clothes-to-Temple

Multiple Choice D'var Torah Guide

To help a student prepare for the D'var Torah at his/her bar/bat mitzvah, this simple multiple choice worksheet asks questions about different aspects of a child’s Judaism through visual representations....

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Bnei_Mitzvah#Multiple-Choice-D-var-Torah-Guide

D'var Torah Graphic Organizer

Graphic organizers allow learners to visually organize known information. This graphic organizer can be used to help a bar/bat mitzvah student write a d'var Torah. It prompts the student with questions...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Bnei_Mitzvah#D-var-Torah-Graphic-Organizer

Complete the Menorah Puzzle

Gold menorahs, silver menorahs, soccer ball menorahs, even alligator menorahs! In this file folder activity, students have to find the missing half of each menorah. Although there are so many interesting...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Hanukkah#Complete-the-Menorah-Puzzle

Photo Match Hanukkah Objects

This file folder activity involves matching photographs of Hanukkah  objects. Prior to recognizing line drawings of objects, some children are better able to understand photographic representations. In...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Hanukkah#Photo-Match-Hanukkah-Objects

Sevivon, Sov Sov Sov

This song sheet displays the words to the song "Sevivon, Sov Sov Sov" in both written Hebrew transliteration and picture symbols, so that all children can follow along.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Hanukkah#Sevivon--Sov-Sov-Sov

Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

This song sheet displays the words to the song "Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah" in both written English and picture symbols, so that all children can follow along.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Hanukkah#Oh-Hanukkah--Oh-Hanukkah

Rosh Hashanah Cards with Picture Symbols

Writing Rosh Hashanah cards can be an excellent opportunity for children to correspond with their friends and family. Communication can be a challenge for many students with disabilities, so it is important to...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Rosh-Hashanah-Cards-with-Picture-Symbols

How People Pray

This story describes the different ways people say prayers: standing up, sitting down, singing, talking, whispering. It also reassures children that the Rabbi will usually give instructions about how to say a...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#How-People-Pray

I Went to Temple!

Catch your child being good! This social story praises children for going to temple. Such praise helps make going to temple a positive experience. This story also allows children and parents to review what...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#I-Went-to-Temple-

How People Pray

This story describes the different ways people say prayers: standing up, sitting down, singing, talking, whispering. It also reassures children that the Rabbi will usually give instructions about how to say a...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#How-People-Pray

Things I Can Do During a Long Service

Sitting through High Holiday services can be a challenge for anyone! This story suggests some appropriate activities to keep children from becoming bored during a long service. Fill-in-the-blanks encourage...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Things-I-Can-Do-During-a-Long-Service

I Went to Temple!

Catch your child being good! This social story praises children for going to temple. Such praise helps make going to temple a positive experience. This story also allows children and parents to review what...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#I-Went-to-Temple-

Things I Can Do During a Long Service

Sitting through High Holiday services can be a challenge for anyone! This story suggests some appropriate activities to keep children from becoming bored during a long service. Fill-in-the-blanks encourage...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Things-I-Can-Do-During-a-Long-Service

Photo Match Rosh Hashanah Symbols

This activity features photographs of the objects we use to celebrate the High Holidays and to welcome the new year. It will help to familiarize students with these objects. Additionally, students who are able...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Photo-Match-Rosh-Hashanah-Symbols

People Wear Special Clothes to Temple

This story describes the nice clothes that people wear to temple. It also explains that people in temple wear kippot and tallitot. This story will be helpful for children who may be anxious about a change in...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#People-Wear-Special-Clothes-to-Temple

Color Match Challah Covers

Match the challahs based on the colors of their challah covers. This activity will familiarize students with challah and the idea that challahs are covered with a cloth on Friday night.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Shabbat#Color-Match-Challah-Covers

Photo Match Kiddush Cups

The kiddush cup you use at home is not the only example of a kiddush cup. Students with disabilities may have difficulty understanding that kiddush cups can be different colors or shapes and still all be...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Shabbat#Photo-Match-Kiddush-Cups

Match Large Shabbat Objects

This file folder activity involves matching large photographs of Shabbat objects. Prior to recognizing line drawings of objects, some children are better able to understand photographic representations. In...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Shabbat#Match-Large-Shabbat-Objects

Group Shabbat Objects with Disney Friends

Mickey, Minnie, and their Disney friends each need to have candles, a kiddush cup, and a challah before Shabbat starts! Different-shaped pieces help cue students to give the correct items to each character....

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Shabbat#Group-Shabbat-Objects-with-Disney-Friends

Blessing for Apples and Other Fruit

Blessing for apples and other fruit in Hebrew transliteration and simplified English translation with visual representation.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Blessing-for-Apples-and-Other-Fruit

Blessing for Lighting the Candles on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Blessing for lighting the candles on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in Hebrew transliteration and simplified English translation with visual representation.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Blessing-for-Lighting-the-Candles-on-Rosh-Hashanah-and-Yom-Kippur

Blessing for Hearing the Shofar

Blessing for hearing the shofar in Hebrew transliteration and simplified English translation with visual representation.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Blessing-for-Hearing-the-Shofar

Blowing the Shofar

This story explains what the shofar is and describes the different kinds of shofar blasts. This story is helpful for children who are anxious about going to temple because it lets them know what to expect. It...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Blowing-the-Shofar

We Go To Temple on Yom Kippur

This story briefly introduces the holiday of Yom Kippur and explains that people go to temple on Yom Kippur. This can be used as an introduction to almost any of the Yom Kippur Social Stories.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#We-Go-To-Temple-on-Yom-Kippur

My Parents May Fast on Yom Kippur

This story describes what fasting means and why people fast on Yom Kippur. It also explains that people who fast might be tired and need a chance to rest. This story is helpful for children who are anxious...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#My-Parents-May-Fast-on-Yom-Kippur

Children Do Not Fast on Yom Kippur

This story explains why children do not fast on Yom Kippur and gives suggestions about other ways children can observe the holiday. This story is useful for children who might want to fast like their...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Children-Do-Not-Fast-on-Yom-Kippur

People Wear Special Clothes on Yom Kippur

This story describes the nice clothes that people wear to temple. It also describes some of the special clothes that they may see people wearing on Yom Kippur, such as kittels and sneakers. This story will be...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#People-Wear-Special-Clothes-on-Yom-Kippur

How People Behave in Temple

This story briefly explains that people in temple need to stay in their seats and have quiet voices. Clearly outlining the behavior that is expected in temple is helpful to children with disabilities. In...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#How-People-Behave-in-Temple

What are Prayers?

This story explains that we talk to God by praying and explains why some prayers are in Hebrew. By explaining why we pray, this story may make saying prayers a more meaningful activity for children....

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#What-are-Prayers-

The Torah Service

This story describes the Torah service. This story can be used to prepare children to participate by touching the Torah during the procession. This story is helpful for children who are anxious about going to...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#The-Torah-Service

Why People Apologize

Yom Kippur is a perfect time to review the important social skill of apologizing. This social story explains when to apologize, how to apologize, and how apologizing makes people feel better.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Why-People-Apologize

How to Accept an Apology

This document presents three steps of accepting an apology accompanied by simple boardmaker illustration. It is can be used for Yom Kippur or any time during the year. This document accompanies our social...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#How-to-Accept-an-Apology

How to Apologize

This document presents three steps of making an apology accompanied by simple boardmaker illustration. It is can be used for Yom Kippur or any time during the year. This document accompanies our social story...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#How-to-Apologize

The Temple Book

Let's go to temple! This story helps prepare children for a trip to temple by telling them what events to expect, naming the people and items they will see, and explaining what behavior is expected of them....

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#The-Temple-Book

Color Match Blowing Shofar Activity

Match the children blowing the shofar based on the color of their clothing. This activity will familiarize students with the shofar and the idea that we blow the shofar during the High Holidays.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Color-Match-Blowing-Shofar-Activity

We Go To Temple on Rosh Hashanah

This story briefly introduces the holiday of Rosh Hashanah and explains that people go to temple on Rosh Hashanah. This can be used as an introduction to almost any of the Rosh Hashanah Social...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#We-Go-To-Temple-on-Rosh-Hashanah

How People Behave in Temple

This story briefly explains that people in temple need to stay in their seats and have quiet voices. Clearly outlining the behavior that is expected in temple is helpful to children with disabilities. In...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#How-People-Behave-in-Temple

What are Prayers?

This story explains that we talk to God by praying and explains why some prayers are in Hebrew. By explaining why we pray, this story may make saying prayers a more meaningful activity for children.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#What-are-Prayers-

What "Breaking the Fast" Means

This story explains the meaning of the phrase "breaking the fast." This story is helpful for children on the autism spectrum who sometimes have trouble understanding figurative language.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#What--Breaking-the-Fast--Means

Color Match Apples Activity

Match the images of red and green apples based on their color. This activity will help students associate apples with Rosh Hashanah.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Color-Match-Apples-Activity

Color Sort Apples Activity

Sort the photographs of red and green apples based on their color. This activity will help students associate apples with Rosh Hashanah.

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Color-Sort-Apples-Activity

Group Apples and Honey Activity with Sesame Street Friends

Telly, Oscar, Big Bird and Elmo each need to have an an apple and honey so they can celebrate having a sweet new year! Different-shaped pieces help cue students to give the correct items to each character. The...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Group-Apples-and-Honey-Activity-with-Sesame-Street-Friends

Apple Print Rosh Hashanah Cards

This fun Rosh Hashanah art project can result in beautiful homemade New Year's cards! This project helps children associate Rosh Hashanah and its traditional snack of apples though a tactilely stimulating...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Apple-Print-Rosh-Hashanah-Cards

Pomanders for Yom Kippur

This fun, old-fashioned High Holiday craft is also a wonderful fine motor activity! In the past, people made pomanders, also known as clove apples, to bring to synagogue on Yom Kippur, as the fragrance of the...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#Pomanders-for-Yom-Kippur

What to Think and Do If the Shofar Sounds Too Loud

Many children with disabilities are sensitive to loud noises. This story reassures children that loud noises are safe. It also gives children useful suggestions about what to do if the noise makes them feel...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#What-to-Think-and-Do-If-the-Shofar-Sounds-Too-Loud

People Say Shanah Tovah on Rosh Hashanah

This story describes how people greet each other at temple and explains the meaning of the Hebrew phrase "Shanah Tovah," which means "have a good year." This story is useful for children who want to practice...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#People-Say-Shanah-Tovah-on-Rosh-Hashanah

The Torah Service

This story describes the Torah service. This story can be used to prepare children to participate by touching the Torah during the procession. This story is helpful for children who are anxious about going to...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#The-Torah-Service

People Say Have an Easy Fast on Yom Kippur

This story describes how people greet each other at temple and explains why people often greet each other with the phrase: "Have an easy fast." This story is useful for children who want to practice their...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/High-Holiday#People-Say-Have-an-Easy-Fast-on-Yom-Kippur

Thanksgivukkah Bingo

An activity that can be played at the Thanksgiving/Hanukkah table. Put items representing both holidays around the table. Give each person a different bingo board and have them cross off the objects that they...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Thanksgivukkah#Thanksgivukkah-Bingo

Team Binny

By H. Glenn Rosenkrantz, for Gateways , August 30, 2011
Category: Profiles

https://jgateways.org/Blog/Team-Binny

A Leap of Faith

By Susan Flynn, Associate Editor, Boston Parents Paper , March 5, 2012
Category: News

https://jgateways.org/Blog/ALeapOfFaith

How We Use the Gateways Haggadah

By Meredith Hirschberg, Director of Education, Temple Beth Torah, Wellington, FL , March 18, 2015

https://jgateways.org/Blog/Gateways-Haggadah-in-Action

The Blessing of Inclusion is in Our Hands

By Lisa Handelman, Community Disability Inclusion Specialist at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington , September 13, 2017

https://jgateways.org/Blog/The-Blessing-of-Inclusion-is-in-Our-Hands

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