Matan – A Gift

Written by Rabbi Dan Grossman Surely every child is a unique gift. The story of our ancestors begins the year with a story of a child, a gift, unique and beloved. The child of Abraham and Sara, [...]

The Bigger Picture

Written by Meredith Polsky, Matan co-founder It has been a challenging week in the world of Jewish Special Education, as news of a blind camper asked to leave Camp Ramah in Canada spread at [...]

A Matan-Ramah Connection

On November 5th, 2011, students from Matan’s Shaare Torah program in Gaithersburg, Maryland came together with staff from Camp Ramah in New England’s Tikvah program. The Tikvah [...]

Repairing Our World

“Okay, here I go!” our son Mickey said. He stood at the bimah, beaming a mega-watt smile at the fifty gathered friends and relatives who had come to celebrate this bar mitzvah day with him. He [...]

Inclusion and Parshat Ki Tisa

I’ve had the privilege of being involved with Matan since 2001.  Since that time, the organization has changed its tagline multiple times. It began as Matan: the Gift of Jewish learning for [...]

The Future of Jewish Education

What a week in New Orleans!  At the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, otherwise known as the GA, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever Jewish Futures [...]