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Episode Expert: Jay Ruderman
Jay Ruderman is the President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which focuses on the inclusion of people with disabilities worldwide and educating Israeli leaders on the American Jewish community. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Funders Network and is a member of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Executive Committee.
Jay is a life-long Bostonian. Upon graduating law school, he began his career as an assistant district attorney in Salem, Massachusetts. In the fall of 2001, he became Deputy Director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in New England. In 2005, Mr. Ruderman enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and became the liaison between the IDF and Diaspora Jewry. After his service in the IDF, he returned to AIPAC as the Leadership Director for AIPAC in Israel.
Jay graduated from Brandeis University with honors and received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He lives in Boston with his wife, Shira, and their four children.
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Episode 2 Reference Links:
Disability Representation in the Media
Episode 6: Disability Representation in the Media with Lawrence Carter-Long
Inequality in 1,000 Popular Films Research Paper
Ruderman White Paper on Authentic Representation in TV, 2018
Media Coverage of law enforcement use of force and disability
Study: Police Officers and Firefighters Are More Likely to Die by Suicide tan in the Line of Duty
Disability Inclusion in Movies and Television: Market Research, 2019
Ruderman Foundation and COVID-19
Fair Resource Allocation During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Newton Column: Concern for mental health during coronavirus crisis
Link 20: Response to COVID-19 Triage Guidelines
Morton E. Ruderman Award Recipients
Actors with Disability