What Volunteering at Gateways Can Do
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Within any school setting, there are inevitably students who need a helping hand. But sometimes it is not easy for teachers to recognize when a student needs additional support.
Schools should consider becoming a practicum site for psychology graduate students.
Nobody comes to synagogue with the goal of annoying the people around them. If somebody is disrupting your experience, assume they don’t have the tools they need to express themselves.
Over the years, I have had countless conversations with cautious parents, usually beginning with one tentative question: “Can my child have a bar/bat mitzvah?”
“Amen”. Temana chanted beautifully, after reciting with confidence the blessings after the Torah.
Cindy Kaplan of Newton is raising a daughter with significant special needs. Now a young adult, Mira has become a driving force behind her family’s Shabbat observance.
Many adults and children alike can experience the first nights of Passover as a sensory delight or an overload. Here is a (Seder) plate full of tips and tools to keep the fun going through the night.
My son, Holden, has been learning at Gateways since we moved to Boston six years ago. In preparation for his bar mitzvah, they sent home a pictorial version of his parsha (Tzav).
When I received my first copy of the Gateways Haggadah I realized that this was a special gift that I needed to share — immediately — with my Rabbi and Cantor.
“Our four year-old daughter Julia was attending a Jewish Day School in New York City with her brother.