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 Carissa at or 617-457-8859.


    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.

  • Covid-19 Inclusion Resources

    Learn ways to manage anxiety and uncertainty related to the coronavirus, and find out how your synagogue can create the most inclusive virtual services for the High Holidays.

  • 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.


    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.


    Is your synagogue planning accessible, inclusive programs or initiatives for your Jewish community? Apply by Monday, April 4 for up to $1000 in funding!