We’re committed to ensuring safe, thriving Jewish communities. In crisis and every day.
War, natural disasters, terror, violence, and hatred shatter millions of lives each year — and the pandemic has brought devastation around the world. We help respond to crises anywhere when overwhelming needs call for action.
Over the past decade, we've invested more than $150 million to bring urgent relief to those on the ground and to aid long term recovery.

Israel at War

The enormity of the still unfolding crisis in Israel is unprecedented in scope — and calls for an unprecedented response. 

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Confronting Antisemitism




  • In the wake of the October 7 attack and war, antisemitism — already on the rise in America — has been fully unleashed on campus, on the streets, and online. We’re mobilizing our community and other allies to unequivocally denounce anti-Jewish hate. Helping secure 2,400 Jewish organizations and synagogues in the New York area. Forging alliances and building bridges of greater understanding with our neighbors. Calling to task biased media reporting. Fighting for the Jewish perspective at corporate diversity tables. Working with NYC educators to raise awareness of Jewish perspectives. Amplifying pro-Jewish voices on social media. 

War in Ukraine

Since day one the Russian invasion of Ukraine, UJA and our partners have been responding to the dire humanitarian crisis. As the war continues, we’ve evolved our response to meet changing needs.

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  • When tornadoes tore through Kentucky in 2021, we supported relief efforts by the Louisville (Kentucky) Federation and the Afya Foundation that included airlifting medical supplies and hygiene kits.

  • When Hurricane Laura wrought a path of destruction in Louisiana and Texas in 2021, we supported the Afya Foundation’s relief efforts. 

  • When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in 2021, we provided emergency funds to the Afya Foundation for emergency supplies and to Capracare, a Haitian-led global health nonprofit with a strong record for providing on-the-ground relief.

  • We granted $130,000 in emergency funds to help HIAS and Women for Afghan Women, a grassroots nonprofit in Queens, support refugees who fled Afghanistan under heartbreaking circumstances. 

  • To help the Westchester Jewish Coalition on Immigration move Afghan families from military bases and resettle into the local community, we granted $55,000.