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Sharon Shapiro

Sharon Shapiro

Trustee and Community Liaison

Ruderman Family Foundation


Mrs. Shapiro is a philanthropist, social activist and an advocate for social justice. She has been an active member of the Greater Boston Philanthropic community for decades, reflecting her and her family’s deep commitment to promoting disability inclusion in the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. In recent year she has extended her activism to support teens and college age students with mental health by raising awareness and programming with local institutions.

Sharon has made major contributions to promoting inclusive Jewish education through her many years of service on the Board of Directors of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education;  Combined Jewish Philanthropy (CJP) Committee on Services for People with Disabilities; the Disability task Force of Greater Boston; Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael; Yachad; the committee of the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston and on the Reelabilities film festival advisory committee.She served on the  Board of CJP and is the current chair of the CJP Miriam Fund which expands opportunities for women and girls.

Sharon holds a BA from Boston University, a BS in Nutrition from Simmons College, and an MS in Nutrition from NYU.  She is a registered dietician and worked in the field for several years before joining her family in their philanthropic endeavors. She lives in Brookline with her husband and their three children and belongs to Maimonides Kehillah synagogue.

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