Synagogue and Holiday Inclusion

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

photo of Michelle Alkon

Taking the Next Step into Inclusion

During this Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion month, can we look at ourselves and our lives to consider how we can integrate awareness, incorporate inclusion and demonstrate acceptance? 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

student and volunteer using the Gateways Haggadah

How We Use the Gateways Haggadah

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. Read More