Jewish Programs in the Community

Sherry Grossman, Director of Community Special Education ServicesGateways provides Congregational and Community Schools (C&CS) as well as Preschools and Early Learning Centers (ELC) access to consultation, coaching, professional development and support services in the greater Boston area. We work in collaboration with these Jewish education programs to enable students with a wide range of learning needs to participate and succeed in school.

Professional Development

Shared learning workshops provide teachers and directors with the necessary tools to support their students. May be followed by onsite consultation and coaching. 

Gateways Special Education Consortium

Gateways invites any congregational or community school or early learning center within the CJP catchment area to apply to be a consortium member. Special Education Consortium member benefits include:

  • Participation in a Community of Practice with other congregational and community educators or early childhood educators, including shared learning and networking opportunities.
  • Up to two hours of consultation with Gateways personnel. (Upon receipt of your membership form and fee, we will contact you to make an appointment.)
  • Professional development and/or consultation opportunities for your teen madrichim program (if applicable).

For more information about all of these programs, contact David Farbman, Senior Director of Education, at