Ruthie Bashan

Director, Guttenberg Center for Special Services
Special Services


Masters in Art Therapy, NYU
Masters in Social Work, Montclair State University

Quick Facts

  • Was interviewed on Israeli Prim Time TV in the late 90s
  • First Israeli deaf officer in the Israeli Air Force
  • I visited in Abu Dhabi in 2018, before the Abraham Accords were signed (and survived to tell the tale))

For the past few years Ruthie has been at the Jewish Family Services and Children Center of Clifton Passaic where she worked with diverse populations including survivors of DV and SA, and children and families with special needs. Ruthie is also an adjunct professor at Montclair State University where she mentors and teaches social work students. Ruthie loves reading science and fantasy fiction, savoring chocolate and being a mother of her three human kids, and also a dog and a cat. Ruthie was born and raised in Northern Israel and moved to the States in 2001, following her love and now husband of 20 years.

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