Ilana Ruskay-Kidd

Two New Yorkers To Receive 2016 Covenant Award

06/06/2016 - 11:04

Two New Yorker educators were among the three “leaders of innovation and impact” in the field of inclusive education cited by the Covenant Foundation this week.

The recipients of the 2016 Covenant Foundation Awards; Daniel Henkin, Rabbi Benay Lappe, Ilana Ruskay-Kidd. Courtesy

Lincoln Square To Host Shefa School

New West Side building will rent five classrooms to non-denominational program for kids with language-based disabilities.

03/04/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

When Ilana Ruskay-Kidd decided start a Jewish day school for children with disabilities in 2012, she expected to be challenged by fundraising and finding teachers well versed in both Judaism and special education. What she didn’t expect was how hard it would be to find a location.

The newly built Lincoln Square Synagogue will house The Shefa School. Courtesy of The Shefa School

First City Day School For Children With Disabilities Finds A Home

10/29/2013 - 20:00
Web Editor

New York City’s first Jewish day school for children with disabilities is planning to build its home on the site of what used to be an Upper West Side synagogue’s pool.

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