Visual Shabbat Blessings for Diverse Learners

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These Shabbat blessings, created by Gateways' experienced special education teachers, are Illustrated with Tobii Dynavox Picture Communication Symbols®. Illustrating each word with a symbol helps to make these blessings more accessible and understandable for pre-readers and students with disabilities. Students can use these printouts to follow along with the blessing, learn how to recite the blessing, and learn the blessing’s meaning.



  • After School and Beyond
  • Camp
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Early Childhood

Target Audience

  • Congregations
  • Day Schools
  • Early Childhood
  • Summer Camps
  • Teens