Over these past few years, crises have come one on top of the other, calling for creative solutions and powerful responses. In 2022, we found ourselves again grappling with seemingly impenetrable problems, from the ongoing economic and emotional toll of the pandemic to escalating antisemitism and a new challenge — the devastating war in Ukraine.
Each one of these crises required a vigorous response. Each demanded that we draw on hard-earned experience and expertise, working in collaboration with our nonprofit partners to offer compassionate and effective solutions — the kind that can mitigate immediate needs and bring about real and lasting change in people’s lives.
At the same time, we did not allow these crises to define us or slow us down. Looking across our community, we optimistically envisioned the future we want to create for ourselves and our children, and we pursued innovative, groundbreaking initiatives that will help us get there.
We invested in new ways to deliver life-changing social services, emphasizing client dignity. We gave Jews of all backgrounds a path to explore Jewish life and connect more meaningfully to one another. On the cusp of Israel’s 75th year, we invested in the future of Israel by opening an arts campus — bringing together four leading performing arts schools — that will generate cultural and economic revitalization in Jerusalem.
This report tells the story of a community that responded to historic crises with steely resolve while simultaneously working to reach more people in need, forge ever-stronger connections, and create even more compelling opportunities for Jewish life. All of this is only possible because of you.
We share this story with enormous gratitude for your support.
Amy A. B. Bressman
David L. Moore
Chair of the Board
Eric S. Goldstein
Chief Executive Officer
Our nonprofit partners distributed
pounds of food.
Our advocacy efforts yielded
in nonprofit security grants from federal and state sources.
To date, more than
allocated in emergency funding.
Our Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds host
campers and 1,000 counselors every summer.
We work to bridge divides between diverse Israelis. And Israelis and Americans.
Because Israel is core to who we are.
First we built a one-stop social service Hub in Queens. Now we’re building one in Brooklyn. We have the know-how. We have the space. And we can’t wait to get more people the help they need.
Can you hear the music? We opened our Jerusalem Campus for the Arts — bringing together four performing arts schools — modeling inclusivity for all of Israel.
Camps grow Jewish leaders. That’s why we’re growing our camps. We’re modernizing 500+ acres of campgrounds where children swim, sing, laugh, and connect to Jewish life.
People Attended 300+ Events
Planned Giving & Endowments
Capital Gifts & Special Initiatives
In FY 2022, UJA's total grant expense was $176.4 Million.
This includes the rental value of property used by agencies without charge and is net of write-offs of prior year grants. Individual grants may be attributed to more than one focus area.
From the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 to January 2023, we allocated more than $22 million toward emergency funding.
View UJA-Federation's IRS Letter of Determination (PDF) for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and 2022 Audited Financial Statements (PDF).