Announcing: A New Opportunity for Social Entrepreneurs in the Field of Inclusion and Disabilities in the Jewish Community

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce a wonderful new opportunity for advancing inclusion in the Jewish community.

The Joshua Venture Group (JVG) is searching for a committed, passionate social entrepreneur who has a groundbreaking idea that will shift the Jewish communal landscape through advancing inclusion and public awareness of people with disabilities.

In partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation, JVG has opened the application process for the 2012-2014 Ruderman Fellowship.

The 2012-2014 Ruderman Fellow will join JVG’s 2012-2014 Dual Investment Program, in which emerging leaders receive over $100,000 in funding, technical support, and skills development.

The winning person and project will advance inclusion and public awareness of people with disabilities and may include:

·      Innovative use of social media by and for the Jewish disability community.

·      Addressing issues related to employment within the Jewish community.

·      Any issue of importance regarding disabilities in the Jewish community with the exception of Jewish education.

The submission deadline is 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday, July 20. For the application, eligibility rules and criteria, visit

In all of its work, JVG seeks to reinvigorate and expand the Jewish community by cultivating the leadership and management capability of talented, passionate young Jewish social entrepreneurs, and by investing in their visions and in the growth of healthy, sustainable organizations.

I look forward to keeping you posted on this exciting new partnership initiative between our Foundation and the Joshua Venture Group.

— Jay Ruderman



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