Meet Our Bloggers
Rafi Josselson is an autistic junior at the Leffell School in Westchester County. Rafi has spoken at multiple places across the Northeast, including Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, Temple Israel Center, and the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. He also has written blogs for MATAN and for his own website (https://www.rafijosselson.
Stephanie Kallish is from the suburbs of Chicago. She went to Highland Park High School and grew up at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. She is now a first-year at Brandeis University and is studying Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. She serves on the International Board of USY, and is involved in Jewish Mental Health Advocacy, Israel Education and general Jewish life. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, biking, Jewish learning, and drinking coffee.
Noah Brick is a 16 year old high school junior from White Plains, New York. He has Tourette Syndrome and a few other co-occurring conditions such as ADHD, dysgraphia and anxiety. He is a youth ambassador for the Tourette Association of America. In his free time, he enjoys acting, carpentry/building furniture, watching “F.R.I.E.N.D.S.“ and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
Evie Kirshner is an 18 year old gap year student studying in Israel. She graduated from the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York City and will be attending Emory University in the fall. Evie has ADHD and anxiety. She loves photography, watching movies, and reading.