UJA-Federation of New York’s Women’s Philanthropy brings together women from across New York to maximize their collective power and make a profound impact on the future of our community.
Collective Power Making an Impact
As the center of Jewish women’s philanthropy in the New York area, more than 28,000 women use their combined talent, energy, and financial clout to inspire and educate, and transform the lives of people in need. From new mothers to grandmothers, from lawyers to bankers to advertising execs, here’s your place to get involved and make a difference.
Meet like-minded professionals, and learn how you can make a difference in our community through Professional Women’s Philanthropy, join more than 1,200 women in the New York Jewish community recognized as Lions of Judah, or create an planned gift to give a gift that will live on in perpetuity.
The Ruby Circle recognizes the generosity of women who contribute $10,000 or more to UJA-Federation's annual campaign. Members of the Ruby Circle are invited to exclusive events throughout the year including the TriBeCa Film Festival. Ruby Circle members are invited to be part of special local, national, and international missions. The Circle traveled to Argentina and met members of the Jewish community there.
UJA-Federation of New York’s Women’s Philanthropy Sapphire Society recognizes the generosity of women contributing $18,000 or more to UJA-Federation's annual campaign. Members of the Sapphire Society attend exclusive events throughout the year including art studio tours and exclusive showings at museums and galleries. A tour of the artwork of Mark Rothko at the home of Lori Cohen and Christopher Rothko inaugurated the Society.
Women’s Philanthropy Executive Committee
Judith Kessler Baum
Vice Chair, Agency & External Relations
Annual Campaign Chair
Emerging Leaders and Philanthropists Vice Chair
Interboro Regional Vice Chair
Leadership Development Vice Chair
Long Island Regional Vice Chair
Manhattan Regional Vice Chair
Member at Large
Northern Westchester Regional Vice Chair
Planned Giving & Endowments Vice Chair
Professional Women’s Vice Chair
Strategic Planning & Organizational Resources
Westchester Regional Vice Chair