The Gateways Haggadah: A Seder for the Whole Family

A Seder for the Whole Family

Gateways has partnered with Behrman House Publishers to publish a Haggadah for children with special needs. The Gateways Haggadah utilizes over 150 picture communication symbols developed by Mayer-Johnson™, the leading creator of symbol-adapted special education materials that assist individuals in overcoming speech, language and learning challenges. The Haggadah also includes step-by-step photographs that illustrate what to do throughout the Seder.


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A Guide to Using The Gateways Haggadah »

Created by the author of the Gateways Haggadah, this free supplement includes a teacher’s guide for using the Haggadah in the classroom to prepare children for Passover, a parent’s guide to using the Haggadah to prepare children for Passover, and tips for running a successful seder at home or in the classroom. »»»

Gateways Publishes First of Its Kind Haggadah »

Read all about what went into the production of our accessible Haggadah. From local models, to a local photographer, to our very own educator, it's all in there! »»»

Watch our promotional video for Behrman House Publishers starring the Gateways' families who appear in the haggadah:

Haggadah in Action »

Learn how a congregation in Florida used the haggadah in their religious school to prepare students for Passover. »»»

More articles about the Gateways Haggadah:

Five family-friendly Haggadah options for your Passover seder

So while this was created to be a Haggadah for children with disabilities, it can really help everybody to feel included at the Passover table.Learn more »

Choosing a Passover Haggadah

Respectful to all participants, whatever their abilities, [the Gateways] Haggadah ensures that all can take part meaningfully in a seder that lasts about 30 minutes.Learn more »

The Four Children, Without Judgement, In The New Gateways Haggadah »

How author Rebecca Redner changed the definitions of the four children. »»»

An Inclusive Model Seder; How You Can Have One Too »

Learn how a cantor in New Jersey used the Haggadah in at his model seder. »»»

“The Gateways Haggadah” Brings Freedom to Families with Special Needs Children »

Cindy Kaplan, a family therapist and PCI Certified Parent Coach, writes about how the Haggadah brings her family together. »»»

A Haggadah for Just About Every Taste »

Forward editor Jay Michaelson highlighted the Gateways Haggadah in his review of this year's new offerings. »»»