Ruth Cummings has pursued a career reflecting her love of the arts, both professionally and as a volunteer and advisor to artists and non-profit art organizations.
After moving with her two children to Israel in 1994, she began to work in arts and culture in Jerusalem as a way to strengthen civil society and create another narrative for the city beyond history, religion and politics. She is an independent consultant currently engaged with the Jerusalem Film Center and Israel Film Archive, The Lab Performing Arts Center and Bakehila (“In the Community”) educational enrichment program for youth at risk. She works in creative community building, leveraging culture, creativity and other community assets to advance economic, social, civic and physical development of Jerusalem.
In addition, Ruth devotes time and interest to Jewish education, art, identity and built and natural environment projects in Israel and next generation Arab Israeli women’s leadership.
Some of her current board affiliations include: Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York; Pardes Institute, Jerusalem; Vertigo Dance Company and The Eco-Art Village, Jerusalem.