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.

Community Special Education Grants

All consortium members have the option to apply for these grants.

With funding from CJP, Gateways supports ELCs and C&CSs’ special education programs and personnel that enhance the school’s capacity to include children with a wide range of learning styles. Each grant site has access to training and consultation from Gateways professionals. View the list of 2017-18 grant recipients.

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.)
  • Participation in our Gateways Educators' Learning Series (GELS) workshops, free of charge.
  • Professional development and/or consultation opportunities for your teen madrichim program (if applicable).

For more information about all of these programs, contact:

Sherry Grossman, Director, Consultation and Coaching (617) 630-9010 x108

Rochelle Kelman, Institutional Relations Manager (617) 630-9010 x105