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A Special Path to B'nei Mitzvah - Shared screen with speaker view
Robert Shumsky
19:59
nope, all is quiet...
Julia Fagin
58:11
did any of the families consider doing it in Israel?
David Farbman
01:04:12
All should feel free to ask any questions in the chat
Rebecca Reich
01:04:20
did anyone pre video your children in case they had stage fright
Rebecca Reich
01:04:44
to show at reception...
Melissa Herman
01:04:45
How, if at all, did you prepare the congregation to participate and support the b’nai mitzvah student?
Julie Steinberg
01:05:32
How did you prepare for the gross or fine motor issues for the ceremony?
David Farbman
01:06:01
Gateways has put together lot of b'nei mitzvah resources and stories that are available on our website. here: https://www.jgateways.org/Programs/specialpath
Rebecca Redner
01:06:42
You can see Isabella’s rehearsal video here: https://youtu.be/vtq2B606hv0
Deborah
01:14:15
Can you talk a bit about the program at Gateways that prepares the kids? What does it look like at Gateways for a child to go through the program?
Julie Steinberg
01:15:16
yes. thanks. I am also worried about carrying the Torah. my son has cerebral palsy that impacts his left side - he is mobile but his left side is v weak.
Melissa Herman
01:15:25
Like an intermission!
Rebecca Redner
01:17:46
You can find all of the resources here: https://jgateways.org/Programs/specialpath
Rebecca Redner
01:18:10
More videos can be seen here: https://jgateways.org/Programs/B-nei-Mitzvah-Videos
Rebecca Winters
01:18:16
Thank you to the presenters and Gateways!
Michelle Alkon
01:19:30
thank you families and Rabbi Berry for your insights and generosity in sharing your experiences.
David Blocker
01:19:42
Thank you to the parents for their very moving stories. Such a hopeful program!
Julia Fagin
01:20:14
is there a west coast Gateways?
Rebecca Redner
01:21:31
There are similar programs in other places around the country. I know that in Los Angeles there is a program called Nes Gadol. It’s actually led by my cousin!
Robert Shumsky
01:23:03
could gateways offer training sessions to tutors in other areas?
Rebecca Redner
01:23:53
That’s a wonderful question! I suggest you get in contact with David Farbman (davidf@jgateways.org)
Robert Shumsky
01:24:09
THanks!