The Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP) was a partnership between CJP and the Ruderman Family Foundation that supported synagogues in creating communities where people of all abilities could be valued equally and participate fully, from 2015 to 2023. We are proud of all the inclusion work that was accomplished in our community of 70+ synagogues and are happy to continue to share the resources and learnings from the program below for all who may find them helpful.

For more information on CJP’s work in the mental health space, please see this link:

If your synagogue is interested in applying for a grant, please see our Community Impact Grants page here:

For any other questions, please reach out to Sandy Aronson, Senior Manager, Partnerships and Services, at

  • 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.

  • Mental Health Webinars and Recordings

    Mental health & inclusion is an important focus for RSIP. Here, you'll find important webinars regarding mental health awareness, and what we can do to support each other, and our communities.

  • 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 and 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.