Westchester

Westchester has a vibrant Jewish community, and UJA is at the heart of it. There are so many ways to feel connected and make an impact that matters. And you’ll meet some interesting, like-minded people along the way.

Our Impact in Westchester

  • UJA supports nonprofits in Westchester that each play a significant role in the Jewish community and social service network of our county.

  • The Harold and Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson and the JCC of Mid-Westchester each have a robust array of activities for the entire age spectrum.

  • DOROT Westchester cares for the senior members of our community through a range of intergenerational programs to alleviate social isolation.

  • Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) is one of the largest human services agencies in the county.

  • Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) enhances community relations.

  • Hillels of Westchester and The Jewish Education Project support students of all ages. And BBYO involves teens in meaningful Jewish experiences to help build Jewish identity and develop leadership skills.

  • The New Jewish Home provides health and rehabilitation care to meet the evolving needs of people as they age.

  • JCCA helps abused, neglected, and traumatized children heal physically and emotionally through compassionate, quality care.

  • J-Teen Leadership, a program of UJA-Federation, is dedicated to empowering and inspiring Jewish teens from all backgrounds and focuses on leadership training, community service, and core Jewish values.

Our Roll of Honor thanks Westchester individuals and families who give a gift of $500 or more to UJA’s annual campaign.

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Upcoming Events

There are so many ways to feel connected to Westchester’s vibrant Jewish community and make an impact that matters. From Mamaroneck to Mount Kisco — and all over the county — your support helps us reach the people who need us most.

Committees

Meet our Westchester leadership — a group of dynamic, committed people who are making a difference every day through UJA. Join them and make a difference in ways that mean the most to you.

Chair: Tara Slone-Goldstein

Larry Bahr, Young Families 

Barbara Bel, Business & Professional Division

Tris Berger, Westchester Women

Karen Everett, Government Relations Chair

Martine Fleishman, Strategic Planning Chair

Caren Osten Gerszberg, KDS

Cindy Golub, Advisory

Lynn Jacobs, PG&E Co-Chair 

Josh Kaufman, Volunteer & Site Visits

Arlene Kleinberg, Annual Campaign Chair

Laura Kleinhandler, J-Teen Leadership

Leslie Effron Levin, Leadership Development Chair, Member at Large

Barry Lovell, Strategic Planning Vice Chair

Heidi C. Rieger, Venture Funds

Tracy Stein, Northern Westchester

Ed Stoppelmann, Business & Professional Division

Gigi Weissman, Adivsory Committee

Nancy Zaro, Leadership Development Chair, Member at Large

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