student and two volunteers smiling

B'nei Mitzvah

Alanna and Lauren sitting side by side looking at a binder with Hebrew

What Volunteering at Gateways Can Do

Before Alanna came to Gateways, she had always known on some level that she wanted to work with kids. However, it was the three formative years she spent volunteering with Gateways’ Jewish Education Program that… Read More

volunteer working with student

An Invitation to Opened Gates

I returned to my dorm room with a piece of mail in my hand. This wasn’t just any piece of mail; it was the invitation to my Gateways student Izzy’s bat mitzvah. Read More

Sam and his teen volunteers

Our Spectrum

I have twin 14-year-old sons, Sam and Jack. Jack’s development is typical; Sam’s development began to shift when he was 18 months old. Read More

three kids standing in front of Torah

We All Lead. We All Follow.

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). Read More

photo of a teen volunteer and student facing each other smiling and holding hands

A Place for Julia

“Our four year-old daughter Julia was attending a Jewish Day School in New York City with her brother. Read More