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Connect with hundreds of other law professionals who are dedicated to advancing UJA-Federation of New York’s mission.

Setting the Bar

These exclusive events feature top attorneys and other professionals discussing how they got to where they are today, and how community involvement and philanthropy complement their careers. Past guest speakers include Judge Jed Rakoff, senior United States district judge, Southern District of New York; Andrew Ross Sorkin, anchor, CNBC; Dan Och, chairman and chief executive officer, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group; Cy Vance, New York County district attorney; Neil Barofsky, senior fellow, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University and adjunct professor, NYU Law School; Julie Swidler, executive vice president, business affairs and general counsel, Sony Music Entertainment; and Jay Lefkowitz, senior litigation partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. This series is intended for attorneys in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s who contribute $1,000 or more to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign. The series is also open to first-year law associates who are donors of $500 or more to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign.

Community and Volunteer Events

Opportunities to engage with peers are tremendous, from the cross-trades dodgeball tournament to our elegant Young Lawyers After Dark celebration. Experience our meaningful work firsthand by volunteering at one of UJA-Federation’s beneficiary agencies or spending quality time with people helped by UJA-Federation-funded programs.

Leadership Committee

The governing body of the Young Lawyers Division meets five times a year and encompasses more than 45 young attorneys spanning the legal field. Each member of the Leadership Committee makes a gift of at least $1,000 to UJA-Federation’s annual campaign.

Members of the Leadership Committee:

  • Assume a leadership role in planning our programs and events.
  • Advance UJA-Federation’s crucial mission.
  • Engage with dynamic speakers.
  • Connect with other committee members.

Next Generation Bankruptcy

Senior associates and young partners in the bankruptcy field interested in philanthropy can join the  Next Generation Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group. Each year, the overall Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group hosts a not-to-be-missed event for bankruptcy attorneys in New York City that attracts more than a thousand attendees.

Law Student Division

Make a difference in your community with like-minded law students through panel discussions, volunteer programs, and other events with UJA-Federation.

For More Information

Contact Sam Permutt at 212.836.1604 or .

ELP Events
Wednesday, December 2
7:00 pm
Young Lawyers & Friends Hanukkah Party
Friday, December 4
6:30 pm
Global Shabbat
Monday, December 7
5:00 pm
40th Anniversary of the Wall Street Dinner Honoring Steven A. Tananbaum and Andrew V. Rechtschaffen
Thursday, December 24
9:00 am
Winter Family Mission to Israel
Tuesday, January 12
12:15 pm
i3: A Summit for Women
Wednesday, January 27
8:00 pm
Young Lawyers After Dark
Thursday, February 4
8:30 pm
Generosity Signature Event
Leadership Committee

Ilana Golant
David Snyder
Aryeh Zuber

Vice Chairs
Doron Kenter
Marcia Kahnowitz

Setting the Bar Chair
Adam Levine

Community Chair
Lee Goldberg

Committee Members
Jarret Berg
Jonathan Bernstein
Stepanie Biderman
Eric Bienenfeld
Daniel Blaser
Logan Booth
Beth Brownstein
Adam Cohen
Irina Dula
Leah Edelboim
Jill Ellman
Elyssa Emsellem
David Estrakh
Matthew Foreman
Brian Forman
Lindsey Friedman
Gabriel Gershowitz
Ilana Golant
Lee Goldberg
Meredith Gordon
Michael Greenberg
Jamie Greenfield
Phara Guberman
Jamie Hacker
Matt Heimann
Adam Herbst
Sara Hiltzik
Elisheva Hirshman
Alli Holzberg
Steven Interrante
Jacob Jenkelowitz
Marcia Kahnowitz
Lana Kalickstein
Doron Kenter
Erica Kerman
Kate Klausner
Irina Kobylevsky
Stephanie Knepper Basman
Adam Kravitz
Evan Lederman
Adam Levine
Matthew Levy
Benjamin Lilien
Sarah Lippman
Lauren Lipson
Marissa Litwin
Sharon Makowsky
Erica Markowitz
Gillad Matiteyahu
Jillian Merns
Stephanie Messas
Akiva Miller
Jessica Nachman
Edward Neiger
Abbie Pappas
Sam Pollack
Adam Rachlis
Leslie Rosen
Tamar Rosenberg
Shane Rosen-Gould
Ariel Roth
Stacy Rotner
Stephen Rutenberg
Matthew Salloway
Jodi Sarowitz
Jeremy Schachter
Alison Schiffman
David Snyder
Deborah Taeid
Erica Temel
Sabrina Ursaner
Blake Weinberg
Matthew Weinberger
Steven Weisbrot
Sean Weissbart
Ali Young
Aaron Zises