two volunteers and a student smiling

Parents

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

Ashley posing at the Torah for her bat mitzvah

Reflections on a Special Bat Mitzvah

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and in the spirit of the time, I have been reflecting on my lovely 19-year-old daughter Ashley, and one of the most memorable days in her childhood, her… 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

Binny wrapping tefillin with a teacher

Team Binny

By H. Glen Rosenkrantz At Striar Hebrew Academy of Sharon (SHAS), the head of school is starting these early days of the new term as he always does, standing out front and greeting students as they arrive… Read More