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.  Building bridges between Jewish New Yorkers and our neighbors, so we can stand together against antisemitism and hate in all its forms. And now we’re playing a critical role in helping Ukrainian refugees acclimate to a new life in New York.

It doesn’t get more New York than UJA.


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

  • 2.56 million New Yorkers visited our partners' food pantries.

  • Nearly 23.1 million pounds of food was distributed by local nonprofit partners last year.

  • 763,000 hours of mental health services provided.

  • 41,600 New Yorkers received pro bono legal services.

  • 12,500 seniors received friendly visits from local partners.

  • 6,900 New Yorkers received treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

  • Of the 15,000 Ukrainian refugees in New York, 7,000 are being helped by UJA’s partners.

  • 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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