In this time of uncertainty and isolation, we’re coming together as a community (virtually… please, #StayAtHome) and putting our creativity to work to help those in need. And right now, as UJA is on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis, the needs are greater than ever.
From April 8 to April 16, all posts uploaded to social media using the hashtag #MatzahChallenge will be matched with an $18 donation to UJA, thanks to a group of generous donors.* Post as many times as you'd like and tag your friends to take the challenge too.
During this critical time, your participation is needed. So let’s get posting.
*With thanks to:
The Fergang Family Fund
The Medway Family Philanthropic Fund
Tahl Propp Equities, LLC
a tasty treat featuring matzah.
Think: matzah avocado toast, matzah pizza, etc.
it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok using the hashtag #MatzahChallenge to unlock an $18 donation.
a friend to take the challenge too. And know you’ve done some good.
The money raised in this campaign will help fund the hundreds of nonprofits in our network in New York, in Israel, and around the world. And right now, they need our support more than ever. We’re in a time of unprecedented crisis that demands an unprecedented response. Your donation will help us serve those who are counting on us most in this critical time. And, thanks to the generosity of Jane and Daniel Och, every gift up to $20,000 to support UJA will be matched dollar for dollar, up to one million dollars.
UJA and our network of nonprofits have been on the ground responding to drastically mounting and evolving needs. To date, we’ve allocated nearly $35 million in response to Covid-19 to address challenges across the community, help sustain our institutions, and do all we can to make sure that the most vulnerable get the help they desperately need. This may be a challenge unlike any we’ve faced before, but UJA was built for this moment. We’re working around the clock with our diverse and interconnected network to help all those counting on us. Read more about our response here.
This match campaign is made possible thanks to the generosity of The Fergang Family Fund, The Medway Family Philanthropic Fund, and Tahl Propp Equities, LLC.
At UJA, we care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Within each of these areas, we tackle critical issues such as fighting poverty, caring for the elderly, nurturing mental health and well-being, responding to global crises, and creating inclusive Jewish communities.
No, unfortunately, Instagram stories using #MatzahChallenge don’t officially count, but we encourage people to use stories to spread the word and support their posts.
You can post as many times as you’d like. Every hashtag will be matched, even if you’ve already posted once … or twice … or twenty times before.
Nope. You can participate in the #MatzahChallenge from anywhere.
Absolutely not. Anyone who’s munching on matzah and wants to give back is welcome to join the #MatzahChallenge.