UJA-Federation of New York

Good together.


UJA-Federation believes in the power of kehillah — community — because we do more good when we come together than we could do alone. Our goal is to engage more LGBTQ Jews, individuals and families, in an inviting and compelling Jewish community, so we can all find within it meaning, inspiration, and purpose.

Through the LGBTQ Initiative, we welcome you to participate in:

  • Social gatherings, celebrations, and events
  • Educational briefings about issues facing our community
  • Hands-on community service
  • Pride mission trips to Israel
  • Leadership opportunities at UJA-Federation and within our agencies

We’re building a record of service to the LGBTQ community and raising up LGBTQ issues.

We fund programs that directly address LGBTQ individuals, and support organizations that create targeted programming and raise awareness of LGBTQ concerns. These programs and services include: individual and group counseling and support, educational opportunities, social events, legal assistance, services for gay and lesbian older adults, and youth programs.

Agencies in UJA-Federation’s network with LGBTQ programming include:
Hazon/Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
Jewish Child Care Association
The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
Jewish Home Lifecare
Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center
New York Legal Assistance Group
Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y
Westchester Jewish Community Services
Westchester Jewish Council
YM & YMHA of Washington Heights & Inwood

Grants made to these organizations and others, directly serve the LGBTQ community:
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
Jerusalem Open House
Mosaic of Westchester

For More Information

If you would like to learn more or help support these efforts, and if you’d like to become more involved in
UJA-Federation's work with the LGBTQ community, please contact Arielle Mallen at 212.836.1676 or .