Jay Ruderman is the president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which focuses on the inclusion of people with disabilities in Israel and the Jewish community worldwide, and on educating Israeli leaders on the American Jewish community. He also serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Funders Network and is a member of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee executive committee.
Jay was a life-long Bostonian until moving to Israel nine years ago. 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 in New England. In 2005, Mr. Ruderman enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces and became the liaison between the IDF and Diaspora Jewry.
Jay graduated from Brandeis University with honors and received his JD from Boston University School of Law.