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    Matan is thrilled to announce our partnership with Fun and Function to offer a variety of "break boxes" to meet the varied sensory needs of children in different classroom settings. These "made for Matan" options are only available here. Click the Matan logo to explore the various options and choose the one that's right for your setting .

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  • The History of Jewish Disability Awareness Month

    January 29, 2015 by Lisa Friedman

    The Jewish community recognizes Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM) for the seventh consecutive February. JDAM has inspired so many Jewish communities and organizations to participate in raising awareness about people …

  • A Tu B’Shevat Taste Test!

    January 27, 2015 by Lisa Friedman

    Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar – celebrated this year on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 – is the day that marks the beginning of a “new …

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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.