UJA-Federation of New York

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Women’s Executive Circle

Donna Jakubovitz

Executive Committee
Marnie Black, Chena Dederian, Adina Dolfman, Mechele Flaum, Maxine Forman, Lauren Goldberg, Vickie Kobak, Marge Magner, Barbara Matas, Diana Muller, Jen Rochkind, Amanda Siegel Lansky, Helaine Suval, Jacky Teplitzky, Cynthia Wolff

Women’s Ambassador Circle

Karina Kabbash and Amanda Siegel Lansky

Young Professional Women

Sara Hackmyer, Blake Sonnenshein

Immediate Past Chair
Stacey Spielman

Executive Board
Melanie Baevsky, Erica Berman, Stella Binkevich, Jamie Brokowsky, Debbie Burkhoff, Nicki Fishman, Dorit Ingber, Gabrielle Jackson, Rachel Levin, Lindsay Nakash, Jayme Tauber

Professional Women’s Philanthropy

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

When you join our community, you will have special access to New York trendsetters and thought leaders in business and philanthropy through boardroom briefings, mentorships, hands-on volunteer experiences, and power breakfasts.

We also offer opportunities for those who seek leadership roles. Members of the Professional Women’s Philanthropy leadership boards serve as UJA-Federation ambassadors and work together to set strategy and develop programs.

Opportunities for engagement with UJA-Federation

Women’s Executive Circle
Minimum gift of $6,000 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign
The Women’s Executive Circle is a group of professional and philanthropic leaders who support each other professionally, intellectually, and socially. It includes senior-level women business leaders like corporate directors, partners, managing executives, nonprofit executives, and entrepreneurs.

Women’s Ambassador Circle
Minimum gift of $3,600 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign
The Women’s Ambassador Circle connects professional women through intellectual and cultural activities and philanthropic involvement.

Young Professional Women
Minimum gift of $1,000 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign
Young Professional Women fosters community among up-and-coming leaders, furthering their professional and personal development through peer interaction and mentoring from senior-level women.

Panel Night: Our Signature Event
Every year, Professional Women’s Philanthropy presents Panel Night, an insightful discussion with a cross-section of industry influencers that brings together women from all fields.

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; Barbara Novick, founder of BlackRock; and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder of Gilt and CEO of GLAMSQUAD.

LinkedIn Group
Professional Women’s Philanthropy’s LinkedIn page serves as a unique donors-only hub centered on the current professional women’s narrative and UJA-Federation updates.

Women in the Trades
Professional Women’s Philanthropy partners with UJA-Federation’s trade divisions to curate exclusive events for women in finance, law, tech, media, entertainment, and other industries.

Mentor Program
The Professional Women’s Philanthropy Mentor Program partners senior-level professional women who belong to the Women’s Executive Circle (WEC) with members of the Young Professional Women’s Group (YPW). The individual mentoring program continues WEC’s tradition of mentoring future professional women leaders in the Jewish community.

For More Information

Tammy Brass, Director


Andrea Gingold


Dara Fersel


Women's Philanthropy
Wednesday, November 2
6:30 pm
Women in Sports
Friday, November 4
10:00 am
UJA Community Challah Bakes
Wednesday, November 9
11:30 am
UJA Women New York Lions Annual Lunch
Monday, November 21
6:30 pm
Luxury Division Launch Event
Sunday, December 4
12:00 am
Ruby Lions Are Heading West
Saturday, April 29
12:00 am
William Rosenwald Mission to Israel