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11 Fast, Fun Facts About Purim You Didn’t Know

11 Fast, Fun Facts About Purim You Didn’t Know

Purim is right around the corner. It’s the story of the celebration of Queen Esther of Persia. Many know the story as it is recounted in the Megillah, also known as the Book of Esther in the Bible. But there are lots of fun, interesting facts about Purim, you might not know. Here are 11 Fast,… Read More

At Sunflower Bakery, February is not just for Valentines

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), uniting Jewish communities worldwide to help foster more inclusive Jewish communities that emphasize the value, dignity and capabilities of each and every individual. Originally founded as a national effort in 2009 by the Jewish Special Education International Consortium, the Greater Washington Jewish Community was among the… Read More

Dillon’s Story – From Learning Struggles and Depression to Making Dreams Come True

Dillon’s Story – From Learning Struggles and Depression to Making Dreams Come True

Dillon’s depression started when he was in high school. He remembers getting picked on, feeling left out and having no friends. His ADHD and learning challenges were all too familiar. For a long time, “There were days I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it”, Dillon remembers. But he did. In fact, these… Read More

How Sunflower Bakery Helps People with Learning Disabilities Get Jobs

How Sunflower Bakery Helps People with Learning Disabilities Get Jobs

According to the Montgomery County Commission on People with Disabilities Annual Report 2016, 70% of young adults with disabilities ages 17-34 have cognitive disabilities and 55% of Montgomery County Public School students with disabilities ages 3-21 are students with autism, a specific learning disability or speech/language impairment. As you can imagine, if you’re a young adult with a… Read More

Meet a Very Special Sunflower Bakery Patron

An Interview with Carol Trawick of the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation “G-d wanted Sunflower Bakery to happen,” Carol Trawick announced as she sat down to speak with me in Café Sunflower. She explained, “The Jim & Carol Trawick Foundation was already funding Sunflower Bakery at the time, and we had already fallen in love… Read More