OUR WORK IN NEW YORK

The Statue of Liberty. The Brooklyn Bridge. And UJA. We’re an iconic part of this great city and the surrounding region that so many proudly call home. Since 1917, we’ve been at the forefront of delivering life-changing human services and investing in the places where Jewish identity takes root.

Today, we’re focused on helping the Jewish community stay secure and thriving. Providing indispensable human services for Jews in need and vulnerable New Yorkers of all backgrounds. Convening diverse Jewish voices around issues of common cause. And building bridges between Jewish New Yorkers and our neighbors, so we can stand together against antisemitism and hate in all its forms. It doesn’t get more New York than UJA.

BUILDING A BETTER NEW YORK

In the wake of the Covid pandemic, we’re helping New Yorkers get back on their feet. The Jack and Shirley Silver Hub in Queens and neighborhood satellite hubs are positioned to help people access food, employment support, and mental health services. And we’re using this moment to reimagine Jewish life, online and off. Back to normal isn’t enough. We’re aiming higher.

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Let’s Lift Up New York

  

Our Impact

  • 29.4 million pounds of kosher food distributed to New Yorkers through Met Council.

  • 355,000 New Yorkers helped through Covid relief hubs and food interventions.

     

  • 100,200 hours of pro bono legal services provided to New Yorkers.

  • 4,200 New Yorkers received treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp 
Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds 
Rising Treetops at Oakhurst 
Surprise Lake Camp 
Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts 

New Yorkers Have Big Hearts

Volunteers across New York are heroes making a difference — like Alla and her children who helped Holocaust survivors in their Brooklyn neighborhood.

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