Shira Ruderman is an Israeli philanthropist who serves as the Israel Director of the Ruderman Family Foundation. She has extensive management experience which includes: Chairwoman of Kesher– the NGO for special families, Board member of various international organizations and associations, including the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and more.
Shira initiates and leads innovative social and public projects to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities into society. She is a member of the Israeli “Committed to Give” group, which encourages private philanthropy in Israel. Through her activism, she represents a new approach to Israeli philanthropy, which espouses strategic and involved giving and social entrepreneurship.
Shira holds a BA in education and an MA in Public Policy from Hebrew University. During her military service, she commanded a course in the Israel Defense Force’s intelligence unit. She gives expression to values that are at the heart of the Ruderman Family Foundation, including mobilizing voluntarism and leadership development. She is a mother of four and currently lives with her family in Boston.
The Power to Change (eJewish Philanthropy)
The Right to Marry (Times of Israel)
Lion of Judah Conference (Globes)
Re-branding Israel’s Social Sector (Jerusalem Post)