The Ruderman Family Foundation

The Ruderman Family Foundation has been involved with Gateways since its inception. The Foundation has supported Gateways’ growth as a regional agency that provides services, programs, and professional development to enable students with diverse learning needs participate and succeed across multiple educational settings. Gateways provides expertise in inclusion initiatives in Jewish day schools, synagogues, preschools and community supplemental education programs. The Foundation’s support also includes Gateways independent Sunday Program, B’nei Mitzvah Program, Mitzvah Mensches inclusive teen youth group and its Rosh Hodesh program.

In addition to general support of Gateways’ programs, the Foundation provides specific funding for B’Yadenu – a joint initiative of Gateways, CJP and the Jim Joseph Foundation – a project helping schools develop a whole school approach to diverse learning; and Understanding Our Differences© a disability awareness program for day school students.

Jay Ruderman head shot, April 2014, taken by Noam Galai

"The Ruderman Family Foundation is proud to have helped establish Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. Gateways has positioned Greater Boston as the only Jewish community in North America whose entire Jewish educational system is inclusive for children with disabilities."  -- Jay Ruderman, President, Ruderman Family Foundation

 

Ruderman Family Foundation