Our communities are wonderfully diverse. And this diversity makes us all stronger. Every day, we nurture welcoming and accessible Jewish communities, neighborhood by neighborhood, region by region.
From Harlem to Fort Greene. From Kew Gardens to Riverdale. From Midwood to Mamaroneck. From Long Island to Staten Island. We foster connections between Jewish New Yorkers of every stripe — including interfaith families and people of every color, background, and sexual orientation — to unite the Jewish community. We’re Jewish New Yorkers — audacious, creative, and proud of what makes each one of us unique.

“We talk a lot in this country about the importance of civics, of being involved in society and taking an active role. I think there’s kind of a Jewish civics that says we have to get involved in our synagogue, in our Federation. That’s why I sought out UJA.”

- Seffi Kogen (second from left) with friends

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Our Beautifully Diverse Community


Our Impact

  • 11,700 children and teens with special needs, including autism and physical and intellectual disabilities, participate in summer camp, after school and Sunday programs.

  • 2,300 Jews of Color receive support through services and programs.

  • 8,000 people participate in LGBTQ programs.

This is what pride looks like. We’re more committed than ever to funding projects so people who are LGBTQ have access to engaging and supportive spaces and resources.

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Four Questions for Lindsey Newman

Jewish. Biracial. Changing Perceptions.

We talked with Lindsey Newman of Be’chol Lashon (In Every Tongue), a nonprofit supported by UJA. The organization aims to cultivate thought leaders that represent racial diversity across the Jewish spectrum, connect leaders to each other, and act as a bridge to institutional Jewish life.

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