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    A Morning with Jonathan Mooney

    Matan is thrilled to partner with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to bring The Matan Institute to the Washington, DC metro area. On October 21, 2014 the keynote address will be delivered by Jonathan Mooney (author of The Short Bus and Learning Outside the Lines), and is open to the entire community. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Click on The Matan Institute image for more information and to RSVP. .

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  • Holding My Father’s Machzor

    September 19, 2014 by Lisa Friedman

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  • A Morning with Jonathan Mooney

    September 16, 2014 by MeredithPolsky

    An Invitation to attend Jonathan Mooney’s keynote address at the start of The Matan Institute of Greater Washington Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 9:00-10:30 am Ohr Kodesh Congrega)on, 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy …

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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.