Welcome to JDAIM

“A human being mints many coins from the same mold, and they are all identical. But the holy one, blessed by God, strikes us all from the mold of the first human and each one of us is [...]

10 Reasons to Attend #MatanEvent17

Our Annual Event is quickly approaching on June 8 and we’re so excited to see you there. In case you’re on the fence about joining us, we’ve put together a quick list of reasons you won’t want to [...]

Inclusion: From Intention to Action

Written by Lisa Friedman, Matan’s Manager of Social Media and Alumni Networks In Judaism, intention (kavanah) is most often discussed in relationship to prayer. From the Hebrew root meaning [...]

See for Yourself!

We’ve spent a lot of time this month telling you why Matan matters, and why our Jewish community is only as strong as its ability to include all learners. Now see it for yourself with a [...]

Preparing For Camp

Last summer a Matan professional worked alongside the amazing staff at Ramah Nyack to support a camper with special needs. Today we are sharing an example of what was used to help prepare this [...]

Matan’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Written by Chava Kadosh, Matan Site Supervisor With the help of Melissa Lader, Director of School Age Special Needs Programs, our lead teacher Morah Jael, and volunteers Schuyler and Layla, the [...]

The Matan Institutes

“After attending many conferences, I must say that this was two days of true meaningful, powerful learning. It is obvious that you all spent a lot of time pouring over our intake forms and [...]