two volunteers and a student smiling

Voices from the Community

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

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