Competition for $250K inclusion prize launched by Ruderman Family Foundation

The logo for the third annual Ruderman Prize in Inclusion. Credit: Ruderman Family Foundation.

( The Ruderman Family Foundation on Tuesday announced the opening of a global competition for its third annual $250,000 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion, to be split equally among five organizations that have “demonstrated their commitment to the full inclusion of people with disabilities into the Jewish community through innovative programs and services.”

“It is our hope that by shining a light on the leaders in inclusion in our community that we will encourage other organizations to follow their lead and effectuate lasting change,” said Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which is headquartered in Boston and Israel. “We believe that a more inclusive Jewish community is a fair and flourishing one for all.”

Organizations in Russia, the U.K., the U.S., Mexico, Israel, South Africa, and Argentina have received the prize in the past. The foundation is accepting applications for this year’s prize until April 7. More information is available at

Posted on March 11, 2014 .