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We know this is crunch time.
That’s why we’ve compiled a few of our favorite High Holy Day resources — a webinar, games and visual prayers, and an article — because everyone learns differently! (By the way, they’re all free!)

  • Days of Inclusive Awe
    Children and parents with disabilities come to High Holy Days services. They can feel excluded, and the actions synagogues and service leaders take can make a difference in whether someone with a disability feels welcome.*
  • Games and Visual Prayers
    Whether you are planning a youth service, looking for ways to engage your own child at home, or trying to help a child stay engaged in the High Holy Days, these printable resources are for you!
  • Holding My Father’s Machzor
    “Even as a small child, I knew that in holding my father’s machzor for him I was performing a mitzvah of a higher order. To help another Jew access prayer, to allow him to speak to G-d in the way his tradition tells him to…” Read more from Guila Franklin Siegel’s remarkable recollections in this beautiful essay on Matan’s blog.
  • The Matan B’nai Mitzvah Inclusion Guide is a program designed to teach b’nai mitzvah tutors about inclusion and help them create meaningful and successful b’nai mitzvah experiences for children of all abilities. Tools for implementation are contained in the curriculum itself and can be used by any educator or clergy member.

For additional inclusion resources and trainings, please contact Matan.