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We found 33 resources, 10 blog posts and 18 pages containing "stories":

The Passover Story

The Passover story presented in simple, kid-friendly language.

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

The Passover Story in Boardmaker Symbols (Abridged)

The abridged version of the Passover story presented in simple, kid-friendly language with clear visual supports....

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Passover#The-Passover-Story-in-Boardmaker-Symbols--Abridged-

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

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

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

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-

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-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sequence Order of the Seder

In this activity, students match colored borders to sequence the order of the Seder.  This activity is slightly more advanced than matching symbol to symbol, as the visual cues are less obvious. Simple...

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

Symbol Match Order of the Seder

In this activity, students match symbol to symbol to sequence the order of the Seder. Simple picture symbols represent each step of the seder, with the name for each step presented in Hebrew transliteration...

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

Fill in the Blank: How We Use Hanukkah Candles and Birthday Candles

 A companion to our social story "Hanukkah Resources," this activity reinforces the differences between the candles we light on birthdays and the candles we light on Hanukkah. Bright colored symbols help...

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Hanukkah#Fill-in-the-Blank--How-We-Use-Hanukkah-Candles-and-Birthday-Candles

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

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

Their Rite of Passage

By Peter Schworm, Boston Globe Staff , January 27, 2008
Category: News

https://jgateways.org/Blog/Their-rite-of-passage

In the Classroom - Recess

By Beth Crastnopol, Director of Professional Development Initiatives, Gateways , April 5, 2017

https://jgateways.org/Blog/In-the-Classroom-Recess

Summer Learning Can Happen Anywhere

By David Farbman, Director Gateways Center for Professional Learning , May 23, 2017

https://jgateways.org/Blog/Summer-Learning-Can-Happen-Anywhere

Summer Magic Starts with Unplugging from Our Normal Routines

By Trudy Shulman Fagen, ACMT-BC, LMHC, School Counselor and Arts Director, Solomon Schechter School of Boston , May 23, 2017

https://jgateways.org/Blog/Summer-Magic-Starts-with-Unplugging-from-Our-Normal-Routines

Investing in Disability Awareness Education

By Sharon Shapiro, Trustee and Director of the Boston Office, and Miriam Heyman, Ph.D Program Officer, Ruderman Family Foundation , December 6, 2017

https://jgateways.org/Blog/Investing-in-Disability-Awareness-Education

Why Everyone Needs a Coach

By David Farbman, Director of the Center for Professional Learning , January 31, 2018

https://jgateways.org/Blog/Why-Everyone-Needs-a-Coach

Literacy as the Bedrock of All Learning

By Marlene Moskowitz Dodyk, Former Director of Student Services, Wayland (MA) Public Schools , March 5, 2019

https://jgateways.org/Blog/Literacy-as-the-Bedrock-of-All-Learning

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the High Holidays with Gateways' Resources!Prepare your family for a successful High Holiday season using Gateways' picture symbol blessings, social stories and more.Learn more »Now Enrolling: Gateways' Jewish Education ProgramsEnroll now for Gateways' signature Sunday, B'nei Mitzvah, Mitzvah Mens

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Resources

and effective when working with all types of learners.  Resources are organized by thematic units, such as holidays, and by type, such as social stories.  Please check back often as we will continue to post new resources.    We would love to hear your feedback! If you have any co

https://jgateways.org/Resources

Shabbat Resources

red by Gateways' experienced special education teachers: Shabbat blessings with visual supports, Shabbat file folder activities, and books and social stories for Shabbat.  We'd love to hear your feedback!The Gateways Shabbat Family CompanionThe Gateways Shabbat Family Companion »The newly-rele

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Shabbat

Board of Trustees 2019-2020

presently co-chairing the Women’s Philanthropy cookbook project, From Our Kitchens, a community published cookbook filled with both recipes and stories about Boston’s Jewish Community. She currently lives in Wellesley with her husband, Rob and two daughters, Molly and Izzie.Ethan Freisht

https://jgateways.org/About-us/Board-of-Trustees

Join Us

ers assigned to them Utilize visual supports and differentiated instruction to present a multisensory curriculum that includes Jewish holidays, Bible stories, Hebrew language and Jewish culture Incorporate creative arts, technology and music therapy are integral components of each weekly lesson Crea

https://jgateways.org/About-us/Join-Us

Sunday Programs

d educators teachers utilize visual supports and differentiated instruction to present a multisensory curriculum that includes Jewish holidays, Torah stories, and Hebrew, as well as Jewish culture and traditions. Creative arts and music are included each week. All students receive one-to-one support

https://jgateways.org/Programs/Sunday-Program

Teen Volunteer Programs

n special education strategies that support student learning, including the fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis, Structured Teaching and Social Stories. Teen volunteers also receive on the job support from the classroom teacher, Volunteer Coordinator and  Program Director. These experienc

https://jgateways.org/Programs/Teen-Volunteer-Programs

High Holiday Resources

ay resources for kids, prepared by Gateways' experienced special education teachers: High Holiday Blessings with Visual Supports, High Holiday Social Stories (including customizable Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur social stories), High Holiday Related Social Skills Support, Make Your Own High Holiday F

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

Sweet Sounds 2011

r recent learning from our community study of self-regulation and working with Sherry Grossman from Gateways, the teachers created a series of social stories -- “David Goes to Music,”  “David Goes to the Sanctuary for Shabbat.” Each story laid out the specific steps, in

https://jgateways.org/Sweet-Sounds-2011

Hanukkah Resources

e Hanukkah resources for kids, prepared by Gateways' experienced special education teachers: Hanukkah blessings with visual supports, Hanukkah social stories, visual supports for Hanukkah skills, Hanukkah song sheets with picture symbols, Make Your Own Hanukkah File Folder Activity Kits.  We'd

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Hanukkah

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Preparation

at Mitzvah Specific ResourcesDownload materials for girls with special needs as they prepare for their Bat-Mitzvahs! Our brand new worksheets, social stories, and accessible biographies of brave Jewish women were created specifically to address the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Bnei_Mitzvah

Purim Resources

  Click the image to view a webinar that provides insight into the lesson, including tips and more activity ideas.  Purim Social StoriesChildren with disabilities can feel anxious about unfamiliar situations and events. Social stories can set them up for success by showing child

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Purim-Resources

Passover Resources

the Passover Story The Passover Story The Passover story presented in simple, kid-friendly language. Download Tagged under: passover, stories, stories for children, seder

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Passover

Thanksgivukkah

l Americans are thankful on Thanksgiving and Jews are thankful on Hanukkah for the miracle of the oil burning for eight nights. Below are examples of stories and activities for this once in a lifetime double holiday celebration. What is Thankful? A social story explaining what it means to be t

https://jgateways.org/Resources/Thanksgivukkah

Community Events and Resources

ating feelings or needs. This book is not another “autism” book—rather, it’s a book about what being human really is, sharing stories and providing insight for how we treat each other. Written with Tom Fields- Meyer. Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters

https://jgateways.org/Resources/community-events