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Nominations Open For Ruderman Best In Business Awards

03/30/2016 - 08:49

Based on the success of the inaugural Ruderman Best in Business Awards initiative in 2015, The Ruderman Family Foundation and The Jewish Week Media Group have opened the nomination period for a second year.

Nominations now open for the Ruderman Best In Business Award 2016. JW

Ruderman Family Foundation Awards $250,000 To Five Inclusion In Disability Innovators

The Ruderman Family Foundation announced today the five winners of the fourth annual global Ruderman Prize in Inclusion competition. The Prize honors Jewish organizations who operate innovative programs and provide services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their local Jewish community. The winners: Yavne Institute (Montevideo, Uruguay), Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland (Cleveland, United States), Kisharon’s Adult Employment Programme (London, United Kingdom), Room on the Bench (Brooklyn, United States) and Beit Hillel (Ra’anana, Israel). Each winner will receive $50,000 to continue their work and pursue new opportunities for inclusion in their local communities.More information about each prize winner is listed below.

How To Fix The Diaspora-Israel Relationship

08/03/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

One recent morning I woke to learn that Israel’s Religious Affairs minister, David Azoulay, had made yet another round of disparaging remarks about non-Orthodox Jews in the diaspora. “A Reform Jew, from the moment he stops following Jewish law, I cannot allow myself to say that he is a Jew,” stated Azoulay.

Jay Ruderman

Focus On Jewish Disabilities Awareness

02/10/2015 - 19:00
Editorial

In recent years the Ruderman Family Foundation, based in Boston and Israel, has emerged to play a leading role in advocating for greater inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish life. February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to remind our readers that The Jewish Week’s well-read, innovative blog, “The New Normal: Blogging Disability,” highlights successes and challenges through important voices on inclusion. The writers include people with disabilities, their family members, professionals in the field and others seeking to educate the community about the practical, moral and ethical importance of inclusion.

Ruderman Foundation Calls On CNN To Apologize For Anchor's Disparaging Tweet

Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation and a national leader on disability inclusion issues, has called on CNN to apologize for a derogatory remark toward people with disabilities made by CNN anchorman Jim Clancy.

In a bizarre Twitter exchange, CNN Anchor Jim Clancy responded to a critical Tweet with “Get a grip, junior. It’s my Friday night. You and the Hasbara team need to pick on some cripple on the edge of the herd.”

Courtesy of The Ruderman Family Foundation

TIPTOE 2014: First Place

The Ruderman Family Foundation and Camp Ramah teamed up to create a video contest drawing on contestants' experiences at inclusive summer camps. Simone Rotman took top honors.

 

Harvard Prof. Receives $100K From Ruderman For Inclusion Work

The growing move for inclusion in the Jewish community got a big push this week with the launch of a $100,000 prize from the Ruderman Family Foundation.

William P. Alford, chair of the Harvard Law Project on Disability, left, prize-winner Michael Stein, center. Aynsley Floyd

Ruderman Foundation Awards First $100,000 Inclusion Prize

01/28/2014 - 19:00
Web Editor

The growing move for inclusion in the Jewish community got a big push this week with the launch of a $100,000 prize from the Ruderman Family Foundation.

William P. Alford, chair of the Harvard Law Project on Disability, left, prize-winner Michael Stein, center. Aynsley Floyd
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