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We’re professionals from industries across the entertainment, media, tech and lifestyle space who come together to make a difference. 

From music to fashion, sports to publishing, theater to tech & venture capital, we’re content creators, marketers, and other executives at every age and stage of our careers. We connect with each other and industry leaders to stay on the cutting edge of our fields and maximize our philanthropic impact. Interested in making a difference?

HAPPENING NOW: Watch a personal message to UJA's entertainment community from Rachel Goldberg and Jon Polin, parents of Hersh Goldberg-Polin, 23, one of 240 people taken hostage by Hamas during its brutal attack on Israel on October 7.



Our Roll of Honor recognizes individuals and organizations who give a gift of $1,000 or more to UJA’s annual campaign through the Entertainment, Tech & Lifestyle community. During these challenging times, your generosity is more critical than ever. 

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Jessica Reif Ehrlich
Michael D. Fricklas
Daniel S. Glass
Michael E. Kassan

Chairs Emeriti
Matthew C. Blank
Edward Bleier*
Aryeh B. Bourkoff
W. Stewart Cahn
Jane Friedman
I. Martin Pompadur
Howard J. Rubenstein*
Arthur M. Siskind
David J. Stern*

*Of Blessed Memory

Board Members
Larry Aidem
Michael Bassik
Sean Cohan
Alex Crisses
Justin Dini
Charlie Feldman
Louis P. Friedman
Kenny Gersh
Leslie Gittess
Cammy Grusd
Gilbert W. Harrison
Matthew J. Hiltzik
Esther Kremer
Peter Land
Sandi Mendelson
Oliver Mitchell
Claire Olshan
Donna Orender
Michael Rosen
Jamie Tilson Ross
Michael Rubenstein
Jason Schulweis
Douglas S. Shapiro
Rob Sharenow
Wendy Sheanin 
Sara Shemia
Aaron Siegel
Simeon Siegel
Andrew Slabin
Bruce Taragin
Rachel Taxman
Jennifer Weis
Michael Weisman
Russell E. Wolff
Lori York
Adam Zacharius

Learn more about UJA's impact here

  • The Entertainment, Tech & Lifestyle community raises more than $5 million annually to enhance UJA’s impact.

  • 21.2 million pounds of food distributed to hungry New Yorkers.

  • Nearly 500,000 people affected by natural disasters, violence, and economic crises aided locally and globally.

  • Nearly $25 million allocated in emergency relief funding for Ukraine.

  • More than 660,000 hours of mental health services provided.

  • Nearly $7.6 million dedicated to meet the needs of the last generation of Holocaust survivors.

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