The Jewish community may be diverse, but what binds us is a desire to do good in our neighborhoods and in our world. And in highly polarized times, this is more important than ever.

This New Year, how can we accept and transcend differences in order to create a stronger shared Jewish community?

At UJA, we know that our diversity makes us stronger. And we’re working together to nurture and strengthen our community around issues of common cause. Because when Jews of all backgrounds come together, we're at our strongest, and our collective action can change countless lives in profound ways.

So if you care about standing up to anti-Semitism, fighting poverty, responding to crisis, and shaping our Jewish future — here in New York and in Israel — join us. Our doors are wide open.

Every one of us has a role to play in making the world a better place in the coming year.

Read reflections from a variety of perspectives on what binds us, and how we can bring our community closer together in 5780.

Shanah tovah!