New Special-Needs Partnership in Israel

from Philanthropy News Digest:

Lawyer Launches $6 Million Effort to Support Israelis With Special Needs

Former lawyer and lobbyist Jay Ruderman has launched a three-year public-private partnership to help people with special needs in Israel, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Funded with $2 million each from the Ruderman Family Foundation, the New York City-based American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and the Israeli government, the Israel Unlimited partnership will create programs aimed at integrating people with disabilities into Israeli society, including support and networking groups, centers for independent living run by and serving people with special needs, job training and placement services, and programs that show business owners how to make small changes to accommodate disabled employees.