How to Host an Inclusive Passover Seder

Written by Behrman House Staff, 22 of February, 2016
An Educator's Guide to Using The Gateways Haggadah

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)may be coming to an end, but with help from Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, we can continue our inclusive mindset through the year. 

Last year we introduced The Gateways Haggadah: A Seder for the Whole Family, which offers something truly amazing - a place for all at the Passover table. 

The Gateways Haggadah helps families with children of all abilities and disabilities participate fully in the seder with step-by-step directions for every element of the Passover seder. This concise Haggadah is respectful to all participants, whatever their abilities, to ensure that all can take part meaningfully in a complete Passover seder

"I want to stuff some matzo in my face," by Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. 


Prayer meaning is highlighted by more than 70 vibrant photographs depicting children of many abilities and disabilities participating in the seder, and transliteration conveyed by 150 picture communication symbols developed in conjunction with Mayer-Johnson

Order your copy of The Gateways Haggadah now!

About Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

Gateways provides high quality special education services to enable children with diverse learning needs to participate meaningfully in Jewish life.

Gateways has been selected as one of North America's top 82 innovative Jewish organizations in the 10th annual Slingshot Guide and in the Women and Girls Supplement.

For more information on Gateways, visit their site at

About Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols

Mayer-Johnson™ is the leading creator of symbol-adapted special education materials to assist individuals in overcoming their speech, language, and learning challenges.

Coming Fall 2016: The Gateways Shabbat Family Companion

The Gateways Shabbat Family Companion invites families with children of all abilities and disabilities to a Shabbat dinner celebration that is accessible for the whole family. The book includes background information for parents, Shabbat blessings over candles, wine, and challah, short stories and Shabbat songs. 

You can preview The Gateways Shabbat Family Companion in the fall before its release date when you sign up for Golem Express