ABOUT US

ALL ABOUT CHANGE is a podcast about activism, change & courage.

Hosted by Jay Ruderman, ALL ABOUT CHANGE brings you in-depth and intimate conversations with inspiring individuals who are changing the world. We share stories of adversity where people have come out the other side ready to better themselves, their communities, and the world. Ultimately, this is a show about hope.

ALL ABOUT CHANGE is a production of the Ruderman Family Foundation.

The Ruderman Family Foundation believes that inclusion and understanding of all people is essential to a fair and flourishing community. Guided by our Jewish values, we advocate for and advance the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout our society; strengthen the relationship between Israel and the American Jewish Community; and model the practice of strategic philanthropy worldwide. We operate as a non-partisan strategic catalyst in cooperation with government, private sectors, civil society, and philanthropies.

Jay Ruderman

Podcast host & President of the Ruderman Family Foundation

Jay Ruderman is the President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which focuses on inclusion, diversity, and social justice. Jay is a life-long Bostonian. He graduated from Brandeis University with honors and received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Upon graduating law school, he began his career as an assistant district attorney in Salem, Massachusetts. In addition, he spent many years working as a political activist. He lives in Greater Boston with his wife, Shira, and their four children.

Yochai Maital

Podcast Manager

Yochai Maital is the Podcast Manager of All About Change, hosted by Jay Ruderman, and oversees the podcast management and production process. He is a veteran podcaster and avid audiophile. He holds strongly to the belief that “the phonograph will unquestionably outrank the photograph” (Edison). He is co-founder of the Israel Story. Yochai is a native of Haifa who now calls New York home. Before he got into podcasting, he served for nine years as a combat officer in the IDF and nine years as a reserve search-and-rescue platoon leader. He is among the founders of Tel-Aviv’s first organic food co-op, and is passionate about vermiculture and composting. When he is not editing tape, he enjoys backcountry camping with his three kids and playing the flute or a bass guitar.

Jackie Schwartz

PRODUCER

Jackie Schwartz is the Producer of All About Change, hosted by Jay Ruderman. She oversees guest booking and management, along with working with Yochai on the production process. She also works on social media and video content at Ruderman Family Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jackie worked at UJA-Federation of New York for seven years as the Speakers’ Bureau Executive. Jackie is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and activist, with a mission to create uplifting and inspirational content about marginalized communities. She brings her content creation and social media skills to help further the Foundation’s missions. Jackie is a body positive activist currently living in NYC. She is a board member of Realize Your Beauty, which teaches kids and teens self-love through theater arts. She was also a finalist in the 2020 Sundance Creative Producing Lab. When Jackie is not thinking about ways to go viral on social media, she loves spending time with all the dogs in her life.

Matthew Litman

Junior Producer

Matthew Litman is a multimedia reporter and writer from Bethesda, Maryland. While a student at Brown University, he co-hosted his own talk-show on Brown’s student radio, and was a member of the student-run WBRU radio station in Providence. He’s reported for local newsrooms, produced music videos and documentaries, and is passionate about telling stories from people making a difference in their local communities.

Mijon Zulu

JUNIOR PRODUCER

Born in New York and raised in mixture Southern and Eastern Africa, New England, and NYC, Mijon is a culturally fluent content creator and producer who helps people translate their ideas into language, image, and audio and aims to empower them through storytelling. Previously, Mijon has worked as co-host, editor, and producer on podcasts: tooltip time, a podcast about podcasting tools, Whispering Huntys, a global queer culture, drag, and Drag Race podcast, Calling Bullshit a purpose-washing business podcast, and The Teacher Collaborative Podcast. Outside of podcasting, Mijon works as a copywriter and food writer.