Mission: Think of all the Jews – plus their family members, and spiritual seekers – who want to connect with Jewish life and community, or explore Jewish identity, but cannot find a comfortable way to do so. They may not know much about Judaism. They may fear being judged, bored, or told what to do. They may not have found groups, activities, and personal connections that work for them. Jewish Gateways welcomes all those who want to explore Jewish life at their own pace, in an open environment. We help them discover Jewish choices that are right for them and find or make their place within the broader Jewish community.
Rabbi Bridget and Jewish Gateways are a terrific resource for those responsible for member recruitment at our synagogues. The people who inquire about our communities already know something about us and are more likely to be great match because Rabbi Bridget has taken the time to get to know them and us. Bridget is also a great teacher and willing to meet everyone wherever they are in their Jewish learning, experience, and comfort level. She's very open and honest in her communication and has offered terrific, concrete ideas about making our synagogue more user-friendly. Rabbi Bridget's warm smile and calm demeanor could even make that greatest of Jewish neurotics, Woody Allen, relax! She is such a giver - of time, attention, and joy. I highly recommend her and Jewish Gateways for any and every type of award.