Who We Are

Building a Successful, Community-based Model

for Inclusion in Jewish Education

Our Mission

Gateways provides high quality special education services, expertise and support to enable students with diverse learning needs to succeed in Jewish educational settings and participate meaningfully in Jewish life.

Our Vision

Every Jewish student, regardless of ability, will have access to quality Jewish education and the opportunity to participate meaningfully in Jewish life.

Our Values

Respect

We presume the competence of everyone we encounter.

Quality

We deliver expertise, service and support that are innovative and reflect current best practices.

Passion

We approach our work with enthusiasm, creativity and pride.

Inclusion

We welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities and promote understanding and empathy.

Empowerment

We provide our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be full participants in the community.

Collaboration

We work closely with like-minded partners to ensure there is a place for every child in the Jewish community.

Our History

Until the late 1990s, a void existed in the Boston Jewish community for families seeking educational services and supports for children with disabilities. Because of their special learning needs, many students could not successfully access synagogue religious school programming or participate in Jewish day schools. Three programs emerged to serve these students… 

Our History

Until the late 1990s, a void existed in the Boston Jewish community for families seeking educational services and supports for children with disabilities. Because of their special learning needs, many students could not successfully access synagogue religious school programming or participate in Jewish day schools. Three programs emerged to serve these students…