for Education Directors and Youth Directors

Thank you for your interest in the Matan Institute. Over the past 6 years (and 8 cohorts!) we have had the honor of working with Jewish professionals who bring with them a wide range of experience, both in Jewish education and in disability inclusion. Because this program is specifically tailored to each cohort, and each participant, we are able to meet you where you are on your path to full inclusion.

Join hundreds of your colleagues who have embarked on this journey, and have become change agents in the world of Jewish inclusion.

To Apply
Fill out our online application here.

Application Deadline
Applications are due on or before April 20, 2018.

Cohort 9 is designed for Education Directors and Youth Directors.

All three sessions of the Matan Institute will take place at our offices in New York City. Other logistical details will be provided upon acceptance.

Cohort 9 of the Matan Institute will be held on June 4-5, 2018, November 12-13, 2018 and May 6-7, 2019.

The Matan Institute is composed of 42 hours of in-person training with leading inclusion experts from both Jewish and secular education, 3 webinars and ongoing engagement with a Matan Mentor selected specifically to meet your needs and help you establish and reach your short-term and long-term inclusion goals.

Past Institute topics have included Executive Functioning, Differentiating Instruction, Budgeting for Inclusion, Change Theory and Visioning, Asking the Right Questions (registration forms, student goals, etc.), ADHD, Anxiety, Communicating with Families, Marketing Inclusion, and much more!

The cost to participate in the Matan Institute is as follows: $1,800 for one Director; $1,200 for a 2nd Director from the same synagogue/organization. Please e-mail with any questions.

Upon acceptance into The Matan Institute, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire that will give us a better understanding of the landscape of your school/synagogue/youth group with regard to inclusion.

Contact Meredith Polsky with questions.


Photos by Shulamit Seidler Feller.