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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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    December 18, 2014 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.