Nothing About Us Without Us: Ruderman Inclusion Summit 2017

Orna Stern

When we hear of someone who is different, someone who has a physical or mental disability, many people feel uncomfortable and create barriers in their perception. The Ruderman family has devoted their considerable time, skills and resources not only to helping people with disabilities, but also to helping everyone else to understand how much we gain by incorporating them into our lives instead, and not pushing them away.

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From the Hamptons to the Berkshires, JDC’s Getting Out the Word

Asher Ostrin, veteran JDC executive and expert on post-Soviet Jewish life, gave a moving presentation with photographs and documents from JDC's Global Archives collection.

Besides being major summer hotspots and beautiful locations, the Hamptons and the Berkshires were recently the destinations for two not-to-miss JDC events. The Amagansett-based Next Wave event hosted in the home of the Rosen Family, including JDC Board Members Leslie and Michele Rosen, and husband Stan, and the West Stockbridge-based special event held in the home of JDC Emeritus Board Member Helene Berger informed new audiences about JDC’s present and past relief work.

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