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  • In DC? You're invited!

    The Matan Institute of Greater Washington will conclude on May 20, 2015. We are thrilled to open up two sessions of this program to the wider Washington, DC metro area community. We invite you to learn with Dr. Steven Kurtz, an internationally renowned expert on ADHD, and Valerie Weisler, founder of The Validation Project. Sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; free of charge; RSVP required. Please click the Matan logo for details .

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    April 20, 2015 by Lisa Friedman

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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.