The Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP) is a partnership between CJP and the Ruderman Family Foundation that supports synagogues in creating communities where people of all abilities are valued equally and participate fully. We offer access to local and national inclusion experts, consultations to develop innovative synagogue inclusion strategies, and opportunities for congregational communities to teach, network, and share best practices.

Is your synagogue trying to become more inclusive? We can help! For an informal discussion of available resources and ideas to help meet your congregation’s needs, contact Molly Silver at mollys@cjp.org or 617-457-8852.

Managing Anxiety and Uncertainty Related to COVID-19

It's important to remember that we are collectively going through a stressful event, and that everybody copes differently. If you are struggling to manage anxiety and stress levels, it can be helpful to try a variety of approaches. The following articles contain expert advice and describe different approaches to reducing anxiety and uncertainty related to COVID-19.

  • GETTING STARTED WITH INCLUSION

    Find everything your congregation needs to become more inclusive, including inexpensive but meaningful changes you can make today in your synagogue, on your website, and at your events.

  • Jewish Learning

    Our experience of Jewish life and learning is enriched when we include our whole community. Get insights on inclusion from Jewish text study.

  • RESOURCES & SOLUTIONS

    Practical information on how to train ushers, reconfigure your synagogue’s physical space, and welcome people who have diverse accessibility needs.

  • Reflections

    Words of inspiration from our RSIP Partners and Affiliates, as well as from inclusion experts.