Gateways Staff

Gateways is run by a core group of staff as well as a wider team of tutors, consultants and mentors. 

If you would like to get in contact with the Gateways team please call 020 7433 8989 or email Julia Shapiro  

Gateways Staff

Laurence Field
Head of Gateways

Gateways founder, Laurence was the former Youth and Community director at the London Jewish Cultural Centre and representative on the Children Youth Involvement & Participation Strategy Group for Barnet Children’s Services.

Rachel Grunwald
Director of Programming, JW3

Rachel Grunwald is a professional theatre director, with a background including educational and outreach work. She is a Fellow of the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme, and previously held the position of Director of Community Development at The Hampstead Synagogue.

Sarah Mendelsohn
Head of Pastoral Care

As a professional counsellor, Sarah has worked extensively with young people for over twenty years. With her deep knowledge of the Jewish community, she brings passion in working to help those in need build strong emotional foundations for their future lives.

Ali Kosiner
Head of Education

Having taught for over twelve years at various schools around London, Ali went on to do private work, specialising in GCSE English. This led to Ali becoming an examiner, which she has found to be most beneficial to her work.

Julia Shapiro

Julia gained experience in social work, community development, social research and management of non-profit organisations in South Africa and Zimbabwe, before teaching English in Hong Kong for seven years. Since moving to the UK, she has worked in various educational and health charities.