As New York enters yet another phase of the pandemic, we’re lifting lives and continuing to respond to evolving needs. Our focus is on food distribution to help pantries meet rising demand. Workforce development programs that can get the newly unemployed back to stability. Mental health support to help those suffering from the effects of isolation, fear, anxiety, food insecurity, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and more. Our newest allocations are providing additional support to sustain Jewish community centers and help Israel cope with the crisis.

This may be a challenge unlike any we’ve faced before, but UJA was built for this moment. We’re working around the clock with our diverse and interconnected network to help all those counting on us.

Read our 
UJA Covid-19 Report: A Look Back at the First Nine Months. The report details how we've allocated tens of millions of dollars in emergency funding, over and above what we allocate annually, to meet needs across the New York region and Israel.

Earlier emergency allocations have supported:

We also know that this is a crisis that has hit painfully close to home for so many of us. For anyone who is coping with illness or loss, our hearts go out to you.

Helpful resources for individuals and nonprofits can be found here.

Follow news coverage of UJA’s work here.

Please continue to check in. We will keep this page updated as information becomes available.


As New York opens back up, your gift will enable UJA to continue to stand on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis and help get our community back on its feet. Help us serve those who are counting on us most right now.