Making a Difference for People with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities are an integral part of our community, but don’t always get the services and attention they deserve. Our goal is to raise awareness for this group so they can be treated as equal members of our society.

photo of teacher with child
photo from Amit L'Mishpacha program

Bringing Boston-area Jewish young adults with disabilities into the workplace

Working in partnership with the local Federation and area employers, the Ruderman Family Foundation is proud to announce a bold new undertaking designed to move hundreds of Jewish young adults ages 18-30 with disabilities into the workplace, and a life of productivity, confidence and independence. More »

Access to a better Jewish education in Boston

Through a flourishing, community-wide program, we’re helping to make it possible for children with special needs to access a strong Jewish education. More »

Israelis with disabilities

Through a strategic partnership with the JDC-Israel and the Israeli Government, we are working to help integrate those with disabilities into the community, while ensuring their maximum independence in everyday life. More »

Helping children with special needs and their families in Rehovot, Israel

The Amit L’Mishpacha program (Friend of the Family) is making life easier for families with children with special needs by connecting them with volunteers who can provide valuable help and improve the quality of their lives. More »

Disabilities community

We are actively supporting a range of innovative projects with organizations that focus on integrating people with disabilities into society and minimizing their feelings of loneliness. More »

Top photo used with the kind permission of Gateways, who retains all rights. Bottom photo used with the kind permission of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, who retains all rights.