Meet Our Bloggers
Rafi Josselson is an autistic junior at the Leffell School in Westchester County. Rafi hopes to spread a message of Empathy, Inclusion, Awareness and, Acceptance through his work. He writes blogs for MATAN and for his own website (https://www.rafijosselson.
Stephanie Kallish is from the suburbs of Chicago. She went to Highland Park High School and grew up at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. She is now a sophomore at Brandeis University and is studying Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She is involved in the Brandeis Orthodox Organization (BOO), serves as the vice president the Jewish Feminist Association at Brandeis (JFAB), and is passionate about mental health advocacy and Israel education. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, biking, Jewish learning, and drinking coffee.
Noah Brick is a 16 year old high school junior from White Plains, New York. He has Tourette Syndrome and a few other co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, dysgraphia and anxiety. He is a youth ambassador for the Tourette Association of America. In his free time, he enjoys acting, carpentry/building furniture, watching “F.R.I.E.N.D.S.“ and playing Dungeons & Dragons.