A mother of four, married to Jay Ruderman. Shira Ruderman is an Israeli philanthropist who serves as the executive director of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which she founded in the United States. The foundation focuses on two main areas: integration of people with disabilities in society and strengthening the connection between Israel and American Jews. Ruderman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has extensive experience in a variety of managerial positions, and currently serves as chair of “Keshet” – the home for special families, a board member in several international organizations and non-profits, including the Anti Defamation League (ADL), Or Movement, JDC and more.
In her work, Ruderman initiates, leads and promotes innovative social and public initiatives focused on integrating people with disabilities, promoting private philanthropy and strengthening Israel-US relations. She participates in conferences and international initiatives. Ruderman’s work is driven by her values and her professional and strategic worldview.