Jay Ruderman is president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which focuses on the inclusion of people with disabilities in Israel and the Jewish community worldwide; and educating Israeli leaders on the American Jewish community. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Funders Network and is a member of the JDC Executive Committee. Jay began his career as an assistant district attorney in Salem, Massachusetts. In the fall of 2001, he became Deputy Director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in New England. In 2005, Mr. Ruderman enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and became the liaison between the IDF and Diaspora Jewry. After his service in the IDF, he returned to AIPAC as the Leadership Director for AIPAC in Israel. Jay graduated from Brandeis University with honors and received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He currently lives in Rehovot with his wife, Shira, and their four children, Michael, Tamar, Yehonatan, and Ariel.
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Posted on February 13, 2014 by Jay Ruderman, Kate Wolford, Lora Smith, Vince Stehle
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