Give the Kid a Pencil

When we, at Matan, discuss what it means to include every student in Jewish education, we often refer to such things as creating welcoming spaces, using differentiated instruction to meet a wide [...]

Included, Everyone

The following post originally ran on the blog of the Huffington Post. The poster for a middle school dance at my son’s school was blocked out in uneven, handwritten letters: SCHOOL [...]

A Normal Dyslexic Day

This post, written by a 16-year-old with dyslexia, originally ran on the blog of Learning Ally, a national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students succeed [...]

Prove That Every Student Counts

As preparations for a new school year are well under way, it is more important than ever to help our schools and our teachers and our communities find ways to celebrate each and every child. The [...]

Mitzvah Corps and Ramah New England Trip

This post originally ran on the blog of the Union for Reform Judaism. We are thrilled that such a partnership has formed between two Movement’s camps. We know that inclusion is deepened [...]