Gateways Haggadah: A Seder for the Whole Family (Paperback)
The Gateways Haggadah supports full participation in Passover Seder rituals and celebration by neuro diverse children and other family members who may find reading difficult, and engagement challenging. Step-by-step directions guide participants through every element of a complete but short 30-minute seder, are clearly illustrated with vibrant photographs, and each prayer's meaning is illuminated with Mayer-Johnson Picture Communication Symbols. In this way seder participants can experience Passover through clear, direct language AND through rich and varied images.
This easy-to-hold, concise haggadah will ensure accessible, meaningful Passover celebration for the entire family.
The haggadah text also acknowledges and supports the struggle that some family members have with organized, formal activities. The Four Children portion of the seder recasts this section in language that better describes what neuro diverse children experience: The Excited Child, The Upset Child, The Confused Child, and The Overwhelmed Child.
- Blessings are provided in Hebrew and English translation, as well as transliterated Hebrew inside Picture Communications Symbols.
- Photos throughout allow neuro diverse children to see themselves in Passover rituals.
- Picture Symbols provided for the songs Chad Gadya (One Little Goat) and Echad Mi Yodei'a (Who Knows One)