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Scholarships and Philanthropy

“The Ruderman Family Foundation is dedicated to supporting the challenged in our society by focusing on individuals with special needs in the Jewish community in the Greater Boston area and Israel. We believe that supporting scholarship in the Jewish community will help to advance the issue of Jewish continuity in the United States, and that a strong Israel is vital to the future of the Jewish people.”

The Jewish Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Hadassah, was founded in 1919 by Jewish scholar and activist Henrietta Szold. Hadassah is a volunteer women’s organization whose members are motivated through their love for Judaism and Zionism, and focus on ensuring Jewish continuity in America while promoting a strong partnership with Israel.

The Jewish Federations of North America “represents 157 Jewish Federations and 400 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).”

The Jewish National Fund is a United Nations NGO (non-governmental organization) and a non-profit organization, founded in 1901 by Theodore Herzl. “JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting 240 million trees, building over 210 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment.”