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  • Come learn with Jonathan Mooney!

    All are invited to hear Jonathan Mooney, author of The Short Bus and Learning Outside the Lines, offer a keynote as we launch our fourth cohort of the Matan Institute. The session will take place in NYC on Sunday, June 14 at 9am. Free of charge, registration is required. Click the Matan logo to register .

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  • The Lucky Ones

    April 30, 2015 by Lisa Friedman

    Written by Betsy Plevan, Ken Plevan and Bill Plevan Since our son and brother Jeff Plevan died nearly two years ago, we have often reflected on how much his connection …

  • A Parent’s Perspective

    April 28, 2015 by Lisa Friedman

    We’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the past couple of months about what the best educational setting is for Rafi. Much like our questions about camps, we’ve wondered …

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Announcing The Jeffrey B. Plevan Memorial Fund for Professional Development
Jeffrey B. Plevan z”l was a consummate Jewish professional remembered for his positive spirit & infectious personality. Diagnosed at an early age with severe delayed speech and language processing difficulties, he possessed an inner drive to overcome life’s obstacles. Jeff’s life embodied the fulfillment of Reb Zusya’s challenge – Jeff lived his life fully, reaching, indeed exceeding, his potential. May his memory be an inspiration for all who knew him, and for those for whom Judaism can help lead to a life worth living. Click here to read more about Jeffrey.