Our Commitment to Inclusion, Innovation, and Leadership: Ruderman Family Foundation Brochure
Published Jan 1, 2016 — rudermanfamilyfoundation.org
A visual overview of a decade of the Ruderman Mission in Action.
People with Disabilities in Israel: Facts & Figures: Lital Barlev-Kotler and Dori Rivkin, Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, and Avital Sandler-Loeff, Israel Unlimited, JDC Israel
Published Jan 1, 2014 — JDC Israel
The State of Israel provides services to children and adults with physical, sensory, mental health and intellectual disabilities. In recent years, Israel ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and legislation has been passed to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community. However, despite these developments, much still needs to be done in order to better integrate people with disabilities into all aspects of Israeli life and to help them realize their full potential. Our hope is that the information presented here will help to clarify and focus attention on the remaining challenges and assist in the efforts to address them.
Ruderman Family Foundation, JDC, and Government of Israel Expand Disabilities Partnership: Michael Geller and Jamie Epstein
Disabilities Inclusion Champion Pioneers Groundbreaking Israel Initiative: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Published Dec 13, 2011 — JDC
Jay Ruderman is a longtime advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities in his native Boston and his current home, the State of Israel. Through his leadership of the Ruderman Family Foundation, he promotes the rights of people with disabilities in the Jewish community and works to strengthen the relationship between Israeli leaders and American Jews. The Ruderman Family Foundation partnered with JDC and the Israeli Government in 2009 to create Israel Unlimited—a national initiative to meet the needs of Israel’s 700,000 adults with disabilities (17.9% of the population) and improve their ability to live independently and integrate into Israeli society. More than halfway into the program, Jay discusses its successes, challenges, and his steadfast vision for the future.
Accessible Apps (Hebrew): Yaron Druckman
Published Mar 14, 2016 — ynet
Google Campus in Tel Aviv met developers and people with disabilities to try to improve applications. Campus Manager: "They really need these applications."
Blinded Mid-Life and Still Doing Sports, Active, Contributing, Not Resting for a Moment (Hebrew): Keren Aomer Shachaf
Published Feb 1, 2016 — ynet
Verda Adar discusses her painful process recovering and talks about the dark and the light in her life.
Sherut Leumi for People with Disabilities (Hebrew): Dvir Zeev
Published April 26, 2016 — YouTube
We Are All Vulnerable, All Damaged (Hebrew): Daniel Shitrit
Published June 20, 2016 — Ha-Makom
This project tells the story of those who are dealing with limitations, aiming to challenge stigma affixed to the disabled that prevents them from being accepted into society. The photographs present those with disabilities in a positive new light in order to break previous misconceptions about their full and complete identity.