Ruth Gursky

Ruth Gursky graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and received B.A. and M.A. degrees in communications from Queens College. Gursky maintains law offices in Greenwich Village and Brooklyn Heights, specializing in wills and estates and real estate law. In addition, Gursky is a consultant to nonprofit organizations in the New York area, helping them to achieve their management and fundraising goals. Among her nonprofit achievements, Gursky conceived and organized the Hadassah Women’s Seder and wrote its innovative haggadah (prayer book). For more information, visit A long distance runner and triathlete, Gursky’s motivational articles can be found on her blog:

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