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What a Day of Service Looks Like

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” asked Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., famously. At Gateways, we decided to answer this question by instituting our own “Day of Service” this year on MLK Day, instead of holding our usual office hours.

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The Painful Choice We’re Facing

What a start to 2022 so far. My inbox has not been cheery; rather it’s been filled with dire emails about the current COVID surge, about the snowstorm, and numerous classroom and school closures because of either or both.

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Until We Experience Disability Ourselves

I read a Boston Globe article that came out this week, entitled “Disability should not mean invisibility,” and was reminded yet again of how even though the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law over 30 years ago, and we have made progress since, there is still so much more that needs to be done.

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The World Stands on 3 Things

These last few weeks have been filled with such energy, with everyone fully in back-to-school mode. It is especially exciting to see our children and teens participating in-person for the first time in 18 monthsRead More

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What We Take for Granted

The sukkah — a simple little hut with holes in the roof — is usually our annual reminder of how impermanent our lives truly are, and that we cannot take blessings like food and housing security for granted.