About Gateways

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education provides a comprehensive set of services to students, families, educators, day and congregational schools, preschools, synagogues and organizations to promote the meaningful inclusion of individuals with disabilities in Jewish life. We exist to fulfill young people’s potential, enrich family life, strengthen greater Boston’s Jewish community and help create new norms for diversity and inclusivity in the Jewish community at large. To learn more about Gateways, visit https://www.jgateways.org/About-us.

Sweet Sounds 2020

Sweet Sounds is Gateways’ annual community event and fundraiser. Each year we bring together our broader community to celebrate the efforts Gateways and our partners are making toward fostering a Jewish community that welcomes students with disabilities and learning differences.

We all look forward to Sweet Sounds each year, and even though we cannot join together in person, this year is no different. In continuing with the tradition, we hope you will join us virtually on November 22nd.

We appreciate your ongoing support!

Event Details:

November 22, 2020

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM


Tamar Davis, New CEO of Gateways

As a person born with a disability and the daughter of a rabbi, Tamar is keenly aware of the value of volunteerism and advocacy within and on behalf of the Jewish community, which is evident in both her professional and lay leadership career choices.


Tamar comes to the CEO position from her seat on the Gateways Board of Trustees, and from her role as the Chief Development Officer for the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston. She came to JCRC after 12 years at Hadassah, most recently as their National Director of Annual Giving. Tamar is an active volunteer in the Greater Boston Jewish community, having previously served as Board Chair of the Young Israel of Brookline in addition to her service on the Gateways Board. When she lived in Manhattan, Tamar was a Vice President of Congregation Ohab Zedek, a member of JNFuture’s Leadership Ring, and co-founded ViZion, a growing network of professionals working for Jewish, Israel and Zionist-related non-profits (now managed by the American Zionist Movement).

Tamar has a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Yeshiva University’s Syms School of Business. A proud stepmother and mother to five children, Tamar and her husband, Allan, live in Brookline.

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