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Women’s Executive Circle

Women’s Executive Circle Chair
Donna Jakubovitz

Executive Committee
Chena Dederian
Mechele Flaum
Maxine Forman
Lauren Goldberg
Vickie Kobak
Amanda Siegel Lansky
Diana Muller
Helaine Suval
Jacky Teplitzky
Cynthia Wolff

Young Professional Women

Young Professional Women Chairs
Sara Hackmyer
Stacy Spielman
Executive Committee
Melanie Baevsky
Stella Binkevich
Jamie Borkowsky
Nicki Fishman
Gabrielle Jackson
Lindsay Nakash
Blake Sonnenshein
Jayme Tauber

Professional Women’s Philanthropy

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Professional Women’s Philanthropy is a community of Jewish professional women who support the work of UJA-Federation of New York. Spanning a variety of industries and experience levels, like-minded women come together to connect their professional lives with their philanthropic values through customized, high-level programs.

When you join our community, you have special access to New York trendsetters and the opportunity to interact with thought leaders in business and philanthropy. Programs include boardroom briefings, mentorships, hands-on volunteer experiences, and power breakfasts.

Each of the three Professional Women’s Philanthropy groups has its own leadership committee, responsible for setting strategy and developing programs. Leadership committee members serve as ambassadors of UJA-Federation’s mission, and are instrumental in expanding the division.

Opportunities for Engagement:

Women’s Executive Circle
Minimum gift of $6,000 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign

The Women’s Executive Circle (WEC) is a group of professional and philanthropic leaders who lend support to one another professionally, intellectually, and socially. It is comprised of senior-level women business leaders, including corporate directors, partners, managing executives, nonprofit executives, and entrepreneurs, who engage philanthropically through UJA-Federation.

Women’s Ambassador Circle
Minimum gift of $3,600 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign

The Women’s Ambassador Circle (WAC) cultivates a network of professional women by providing opportunities to connect through intellectual and cultural activities and philanthropic involvement through UJA-Federation.

Young Professional Women
Minimum gift of $1,000 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign

Young Professional Women (YPW) fosters community for those who are up-and-coming professionals in their careers. This group offers tomorrow’s leaders opportunities to further their professional and personal development through peer interaction, mentoring from senior-level women, and philanthropy through UJA-Federation.

Panel Night: Our Signature Event

Every year, Professional Women’s Philanthropy presents Panel Night, an insightful discussion with influential industry leaders and a venue to expand your network beyond your industry. Join hundreds of Jewish professional women to get unparalleled access to visionaries and innovators, like Rebecca Minkoff, international fashion designer; Julie Rice, founder of SoulCycle; Daryl Roth, Broadway producer; and Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder and president of Baked by Melissa.

For More Information

Contact Tammy Brass, Director


Anna-Rachel Krakowsky


Lauren Grunstein


Women's Philanthropy
Thursday, September 17
7:00 pm
2nd Annual LGBTQ Initiative New Year Kickoff
Thursday, October 8
9:30 am
Scarsdale Women's Philanthropy Opening Event
Wednesday, October 14
10:00 am
A Conversation With Monica Lewinsky
Monday, October 26
10:00 am
Campaign Kickoff Fashion Event
Thursday, November 5
11:30 am
Lion of Judah Fall Luncheon
Thursday, December 24
9:00 am
Winter Family Mission to Israel
Tuesday, January 12
1:30 pm
i3: A Summit for Women
Friday, January 15
8:00 am
L'Dor V'Dor Generational Mission to Cuba