UJA-Federation of New York

Good together.

Ambassador Circle Committee
Women’s Ambassador Circle Chair
Amanda Siegel Lansky

Executive Committee
Briana Barocas
Sarah Gould
Alexandra Kaufmann
Alissa Makower
Rachel Rimsky
Stacy Rotner
Shoshana Werber
Young Professional Women
Young Professional Women Chairs
Miriam Lipsky
Stacey Spielman

Executive Committee
Briana Barocas
Erica Berman
Stella Binkevich
Nicki Fishman
Sara Hackmyer
Amanda Siegel Lansky
Rachel Rimsky
Alana Schnee
Blake Sonnenshein

Professional Women’s Philanthropy

For More Information

Contact Tammy Brass, Director


Anna-Rachel Krakowsky


Lauren Grunstein


Executive Circle
Women’s Executive Circle Chair
Donna Jakubovitz

Executive Committee
Anne Corwin
Chena Dederian
Mechele Flaum
Lauren Goldberg
Vickie Kobak
Elyse Lacher
Amanda Siegel Lansky
Helaine Suval
Jacky Teplitzky
Cynthia Wolff

Professional Women’s Philanthropy is a community of Jewish professional women who support the work of UJA-Federation of New York. Spanning a variety of industries and experience levels, like-minded women come together to connect their professional lives with their philanthropic values through customized, high-level programs.

When you join our community, you have special access to New York trendsetters and the opportunity to interact with thought leaders in business and philanthropy. Programs include boardroom briefings, mentorships, hands-on volunteer experiences, and power breakfasts.

Each of the three Professional Women’s Philanthropy groups has its own leadership committee, responsible for setting strategy and developing programs. Leadership committee members serve as ambassadors of UJA-Federation’s mission, and are instrumental in expanding the division.

Opportunities for Engagement:

Women’s Executive Circle
Minimum gift of $6,000 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign

The Women’s Executive Circle (WEC) is a group of professional and philanthropic leaders who lend support to one another professionally, intellectually, and socially. It is comprised of senior-level women business leaders, including corporate directors, partners, managing executives, nonprofit executives, and entrepreneurs, who engage philanthropically through UJA-Federation.

Women’s Ambassador Circle
Minimum gift of $3,600 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign

The Women’s Ambassador Circle (WAC) cultivates a network of professional women by providing opportunities to connect through intellectual and cultural activities and philanthropic involvement through UJA-Federation.

Young Professional Women
Minimum gift of $1,000 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign

Young Professional Women (YPW) fosters community for those who are up-and-coming professionals in their careers. This group offers tomorrow’s leaders opportunities to further their professional and personal development through peer interaction, mentoring from senior-level women, and philanthropy through UJA-Federation.

Panel Night: Our Signature Event

Every year, Professional Women’s Philanthropy presents Panel Night, an insightful discussion with influential industry leaders and a venue to expand your network beyond your industry. Join hundreds of Jewish professional women to get unparalleled access to visionaries and innovators, like Rebecca Minkoff, international fashion designer; Julie Rice, founder of SoulCycle; Daryl Roth, Broadway producer; and Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder and president of Baked by Melissa.