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    Matan is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our next Matan Institute. This cohort is geared toward congregational Education Directors AND Youth Directors. Together you will have the opportunity to make your school and youth programs even more inclusive, in a manner that works for your individual community. Click the Matan logo to learn more and register .

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    February 28, 2015 by Lisa Friedman

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    February 26, 2015 by Lisa Friedman

    In recognition of Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month, Rabbi Jonah Layman is the fourth contributor to our weekly D’var Torah (word of Torah) where guest bloggers will link the week’s Torah …

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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.