Please read more about this remarkable honor in the articles below.
The 2013 Ruderman Prize in Disability Winners
For the second year in a row, our foundation is proud to announce the winners of the Ruderman Prize in Disability. We're proud that this year's winners are organizations that were not disability oriented but made inclusion a priority. They are shining examples of what can be done and accomplished when deciding that inclusion is important and significant. We were excited to have almost 250 organizations apply for the prize this year. I am grateful to the entire staff of the foundation for their efforts before and during the application process and when choosing finalists.
B'nai Amoona's inclusion efforts in the national spotlight
Congregation B'nai Amoona is set to receive a major honor and a significant cash prize in honor of its longstanding inclusiveness efforts.
"I'm proud of our community and I'm proud of what we've done," said Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose, "but I'm even more excited about what it is that we're going to do going forward because my sense is that we've only just begun."
The local Conservative institution has been selected as one of five honorees worldwide to be given the Ruderman Family Foundation's prize which recognizes Jewish organizations for disability inclusiveness. Surprisingly, B'nai Amoona is the first synagogue in the two-year history of the award to win it. Other awardees this year included an Israeli education organization, a Maryland bakery and schools in South Africa and Argentina.
Ruderman prize recognizes organizations with programs, services for disabled
Congregation B'nai Amoona
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