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Meredith Polsky

Meredith Polsky

Meredith co-founded Matan in 2000, and has served as Matan’s Director of Training and Advocacy since 2009. In this role, Meredith designs and implements The Matan Institutes, Matan’s national flagship training programs, serving Congregational School educators and directors, Jewish Early Childhood Educators, and other cohorts of Jewish leadership.

Meredith teaches online courses in Jewish Special Education for Gratz College, and speaks nationally on the topic of Jewish Special Needs. She is a frequent contributor to Kveller.com and The New Normal: Blogging Disability of the New York Jewish Week.  Meredith has published articles in various print and online publications, including The Washington Jewish Week, PresenTense, RAVSAK’s HaYidion, The Institute for Southern Jewish Life and eJewishPhilanthropy.

In 2001, Meredith was awarded a fellowship by Joshua Venture Group as part of their inaugural cohort.  In 2017, Meredith was awarded the Covenant Award by The Covenant Foundation. Meredith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Bank Street College, a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and a graduate certificate in Early Intervention from Georgetown University. Meredith lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and three children.