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Steve Potash of Overdrive, Inc. and Stuart S. Applebaum of Penguin Random House to be Honored by UJA-Federation of New York’s Publishing Division

April 19, 2016

NEW YORK (April 19, 2016) — UJA-Federation of New York will honor Steve Potash, President and CEO of OverDrive, Inc., and Stuart S. Applebaum, Emeritus Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications at Penguin Random House, at its Publishing … Read more

UJA-Federation of New York Statement on 2016-2017 New York State Budget Agreement

April 1, 2016

UJA-Federation of New York congratulates Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for the passage and enactment of the 2016 – 2017 State Budget that will greatly enhance the lives of all New Yorkers. UJA is grateful for the effort… Read more

Cuomo and Bloomberg Administration Executive Louisa Chafee Named Senior Vice President For External Relations and Public Policy at UJA-Federation of New York

December 16, 2015

NEW YORK CITY — UJA-Federation of New York has announced the appointment of Louisa Chafee to the newly created position of senior vice president for External Relations and Public Policy, effective January 4, 2016. For nearly 20 years, Ms. Chafee wo… Read more

UJA-Federation of New York’s 40th Annual Wall Street Dinner Raises Record-Breaking $27 Million

December 9, 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum and Andrew V. Rechtschaffen honored for philanthropic leadership. NEW YORK CITY, December 9, 2015 – UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street Dinner raised a record-breaking $27 million for UJA-Federation’s annual cam… Read more

Statement from UJA-Federation of New York on the $19.8 million plan requiring New York City to pay for security guards at non-public schools

November 30, 2015

UJA-Federation of New York applauds Council Member David G. Greenfield, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio for agreeing on a $19.8 million plan requiring New York City to pay for security guards at non-public schools, includin… Read more

Statement on Amazon’s Subway Ads

November 25, 2015

UJA-Federation of New York is very pleased by Amazon’s decision withdrawing their ads from the New York City shuttle, and is appreciative of the efforts made by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in calling for their removal. There are approximat… Read more

UJA-Federation of New York Statement on Paris Terror Attacks

November 14, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of the horrific terror attacks in Paris. We stand together in solidarity with the people of Paris. Read more

Statement from UJA-Federation of New York on the anti-Semitic incident at Hunter College on November 12, 2015

November 13, 2015

“We strongly condemn the abhorrent hate speech and anti-Semitic rhetoric that punctuated a rally at Hunter College on Thursday night. Students of all backgrounds deserve a campus experience that is free from intolerance and prejudice. We appreciate… Read more

New Website FindYourSummer.org Connects Jewish Teens to More Than 350 Summer Programs in the United States and Abroad

October 21, 2015

New York, NY (October 21, 2015) — FindYourSummer.org, launched in September 2015, is a first-of-its-kind online platform that helps connect Jewish teenagers to more than 350 summer programs in the United States and abroad. The site is unique in its… Read more

UJA Expresses Outrage at UNESCO Resolution

October 20, 2015

Dear United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Tomorrow, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is scheduled to vote on a new draft resolution declaring, among other things, that the Western Wall is part of th… Read more