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    The Matan store features products that are fun and functional, engaging and educational. Items are perfect for teachers, parents and grandparents, and anyone else who is looking to engage all types of learners in Jewish life. Check back often for new items. Coming soon: Matan's Differentiated Lesson Plan Book for Teachers, and the much-anticipated Edible Alef Bet complete with a lesson guide. .

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    April 09, 2014 by MeredithPolsky

    Written by Meredith Polsky of Matan, this post originally appeared on the New York Jewish Week’s The New Normal, April 2, 2014. Passover is an ideal holiday to explore multi-sensory …

  • What Constitutes Success?

    March 25, 2014 by MeredithPolsky

    Written by Jason Lieberman, board member of Matan. With JDAM 2014 in the books, I thought I’d reflect on what I, a member of the Jewish community with a disability, …

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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.