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Five Jewish orgs split Ruderman Foundation prize

(JNS.org) The Ruderman Family Foundation on Monday announced the recipients of its third annual $250,000 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion, which “honors organizations worldwide who operate innovative programs and provide services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their local Jewish community.” This year’s five winners, who will each receive $50,000, are Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of Toronto, JewishCare Big Brother Big Sister of Sydney, Australia, Bar-Ilan University of Israel, Jewish Family Services of Houston, and the St. Paul Jewish Community Center of Minnesota. “It is our hope that these awards will inspire Jewish organizations around the world to embrace the inclusion of people with all abilities in our community,” said Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which is headquartered in Boston and Israel.

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