UJA-Federation of New York

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Congregational Education

Congregational Education

UJA-Federation of New York has taken bold steps to revitalize the congregational educational system in the greater New York area.

Through special initiatives, UJA-Federation is literally reinventing the way students learn — and teachers teach — to inspire a new generation to embrace their Jewish traditions through congregational education.

The Challenge of Transforming Synagogue Schools

  • There are 250 Jewish schools in the eight-county New York area, and approximately 40,000 Jewish school-age children.

UJA-Federation’s Response

UJA-Federation has established promising initiatives to help synagogue-based educators strengthen their programs through our beneficiary agencies and grantees.

In the last year, our collective impact helped provide:

  • 5,700 children from the greater New York area with relevant and fun congregational education programs.
  • A focus on 100 congregational schools serving approximately 18,000 children through our funding to the Jewish Education Project.

Learn more about our network’s work with congregational education and schools or find help.

Your donation does so much for so many.