Our Leadership

Our professional and volunteer leaders bring a wealth of experience and expertise, reflecting the unparalleled diversity and dynamism of New York’s Jewish community.
They work side by side with our professional staff to address today’s most pressing problems and plan for tomorrow.



Deeply committed to the Jewish people her entire life, Amy believes that taking an active role in shaping the Jewish future is both a responsibility and an opportunity. Amy has served in a number of positions at UJA during her longstanding involvement. Most recently, before becoming President, she focused on Jewish identity and next-generation engagement, and was Chair of the Jewish Life Department.    

Her earlier UJA involvement included being on the Executive Committee of Business and Professional Women and the National Women’s Young Leadership Cabinet. During that time, she founded the New York Young Couples Division and was honored with the Leadership Development Division’s Humanitarian Service Award.  

Amy has held a number of leadership positions at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, including serving on its Executive Committee. She has served as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Town School and vice chair of National Hillel, and is a graduate of the Wexner-Heritage Program.  

A proud native of Wichita, Kansas, Amy previously had a career at IBM in marketing. She and her husband, Robert, have three children: Will (and Lindsay), Teddy (and Ali), Ellie (and Matthew), and four grandchildren. She currently lives in Manhattan. 


Chair of the Board

David has held a variety of leadership positions over his decade-long involvement with UJA, most recently co-chairing the annual campaign. He’s passionate about improving the lives of fellow New Yorkers and strengthening the Jewish community.

Professionally, David is chairman and CEO of Moore Holdings, which invests in and manages a variety of private companies, and is a partner in Sonostar Ventures, LLC, an investor in start-ups and public securities.

Over the years, David has served on UJA’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, as well as the Finance and Allocations Steering committees. He is a member of UJA’s Wall Street Strategic Council and co-chaired the Private Equity Division. David has had longstanding involvement with The Jewish Board, and was the 2019 recipient of their Saul Z. Cohen Leadership Award. He is also committed to a wide range of educational, social service, and communal organizations, including the City Parks Foundation, Central Synagogue, and Amherst College.

David believes in sharing the importance and scope of UJA’s impact with all New Yorkers. As a speaker who knows how to hold an audience, David has appeared as a professional stand-up comedian. He’s also a minority owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA team. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Lori, and their two children.



Eric is a longtime active member in the Jewish community and served in a number of senior lay positions before being appointed UJA-Federation’s CEO in 2014. Before joining UJA, Eric was a leading partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Eric served as vice chair of UJA’s board, was a member of UJA’s Executive Committee, and chair of UJA’s Lawyers Division, Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal, and Global Strategy Task Force.

Eric was a founding board member of Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and has served as president and chair of the board of Manhattan Day School, president of the Beth Din of America, and board member of the Ramaz School. He was also a board member of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), DOROT, and The Jewish Agency for Israel – all UJA-Federation partner agencies.

In 2013, Eric received the Torch of Learning Award from American Friends of the Hebrew University. He was a participant in the Wexner Heritage Program. A native of Brooklyn, Eric lives in Manhattan with his wife, Tamar, and they have four children.

Amy A.B. Bressman

Chair of the Board
David L. Moore

Jeffrey A. Keswin

General Campaign Co-Chairs
Jane Dresner Sadaka
Marc A. Utay

General Planning Chair
Jodi J. Schwartz

Caring Department
David A. Landau 

Network Department

Neil J. Sandler

Jewish Life Department
Geula Solomon

Planned Giving & Endowment
Isaac S. Chera

UJA Women
Kim Hartman

Member at-Large
Westchester Chair
Tara Slone-Goldstein

Member at-Large
Long Island Chair

Scott Jaffee

Members at-Large
Lloyd Blankfein
Eric Schwartz
Merryl H.Tisch

Immediate Past President
Allocations Steering Committee
Jeffrey A. Schoenfeld*

Special Advisor to the President
Co-Chair, UJA Young Leaders
Dorit Corwin

Ellen R. Zimmerman*


*Non-voting member


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