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.

  • 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.