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Rabbi, Texans Can Academies Team Up to Host June International Conference

Rabbi, Texans Can Academies Team Up to Host June International Conference

December 22, 2016

By Aaron Greenberg – Special to the TJP

DALLAS — The rabbi who heads an influential neurological institute based in Jerusalem will be teaming up with Texans Can Academies to host an international conference here in June. As a result, Texas will become a hub of training for educators and medical professionals.

“This is a journey that has taken me 26 years,” said Texans Can President and CEO Richard Marquez, a longtime advocate of the institute’s methods to develop and improve thinking. Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein, the head of the Feuerstein Institute, spent a busy week in town, serving as scholar-in-residence at Shaare Tefilla, as well as meeting with veterans’ advocacy groups, philanthropists, retired members of the NFL Players Association, and medical and educational organizations.
But a key part of the trip was his time at Texans Can, which is the largest organization in the United States using the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment program. Texans Can has been working to create its own trainers, who will play a key role in June at the Feuerstein Institute Conference and beyond, allowing other scholastic systems to benefit. So will those combating brain injuries or trying to prevent dementia.

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