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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 miss it!


10) Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres are planned. We’ve teamed up with Newman and Leventhal caterers to make sure you’re well fed and have plenty to drink during the celebration.


9) We’ll gather at the stunning Park Avenue Synagogue — this historic space has been the site of many important sermons and events.


8) #MatanEvent17 is your chance to meet members of the Matan team you’ve been getting emails from for years! Is Dori as warm and welcoming in person? Yes! You’ll get the chance to ask us all your Jewish inclusion questions, too, and learn a bit more about the exciting work we’ve got planned for this year and next.


7) If you join us on June 8, we can assure you, you’ll walk out of the event with some fancy Matan branded swag to remember our epic evening. (In years past, the event giveaways have been really, really good.)


6) The event photographer takes amazingly flattering photos which you can press into service as your new Facebook profile photo and tell all your pals about how much fun you had at #MatanEvent17.


5) We’ve asked the honorees to invite their friends to the event. We hear Anita, Alexis and Valerie have some pretty fantastic friends who can’t wait to meet other Matan fans like you.


4) If the other option for June 8 is watching season two of Great British Bakeoff on Netflix, we can promise you this is a much better way to spend the evening.  In fact, #MatanEvent17 features baked goods AND a celebration of inclusion in Jewish education (as opposed to Great British Bakeoff which only features baked goods).


3) If you get your journal ad in by May 22, you can finally see your name in print!


2) Where else can you schmooze with the Jewish inclusion community and celebrate all the hard work that goes into making education accessible to all learners?


1) We’re honoring three beacons of light for their leadership and vision in Jewish disability inclusion: Anita Altman, Alexis Kashar and Valerie Weisler.  These women have worked tirelessly and this is your opportunity to thank them, celebrate them and cheer them on.


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