After two long years, our annual event returns with a new name – UJA FSU Signature Event.
Join us to honor Dr. Rada Sumareva and Mr. Leonid Vayner for their philanthropic leadership. Raise a glass to our Russian-speaking Jewish community’s impact through UJA. Dance the night away with friends and community members to amplify UJA’s critical work.
Your generosity enables UJA to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and to help refugees resettle in safe homes and rebuild their lives.
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Rada Sumareva, DDS, is a healthcare innovator and notable advocate for humanitarian causes that benefit at-risk populations. She is the CEO and co-founder of Ziphycare, a digital health company with a mission to provide access to quality healthcare for all.
She is a co-founder and president of the Russian-Speaking American Dental Association and the Building Bridges Conference, which addresses the wide range of problems of people with disabilities — from access to health care to educational and employment opportunities — as well as a NY ambassador and a co-founding member of the Alpha Omega/Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program.
Rada serves on the Board of Alpha Omega Foundation, JCRC-NY, and of UJA-Federation, the Executive Board of AFTAU, and the Tel Aviv University Board of Governors. She is also a member of the Health Care Disparities Coalition.
Rada is a recipient of numerous professional and humanitarian honors and awards.
Leonid Vayner was born in Kyiv in the former Soviet Union and moved to United States in 1989. Leonid is the chief information security officer (CISO) of a major investment management firm. He holds a B.S. in computer science from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and an M.B.A. in strategic management from Pace University, industry certifications, several patents, and serves as an advisor to start-ups in the cybersecurity industry.
Leonid serves on the Board of Directors at JCC Brooklyn/Kings Bay YM-YWHA and iMishpacha Inc and volunteers with several nonprofits. For service to the community, he has been recognized by UJA-Federation with the "Community Changemaker Award" in 2016, "Giving Back Award" by Morgan Stanley in 2017, NYC Mayoral Service Recognition Award in 2018, Community Service Award from JCC Brooklyn/Kings Bay YM-YWHA in 2019, and a citation from Brooklyn's borough president in 2020. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
Dr. Allen Finkelstein
Sandra and Jeffrey Justin
Emilia and Eugene Prahin
Dr. Gail Schupak
UJA FSU Chairs
Commemorative Journal Closing Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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UJA policy requires that all event attendees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Please bring proof to the event. This event will be held in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including current, local, state, and CDC guidelines, to protect the health and welfare of our staff and guests.