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We’re proud to be the big tent that welcomes Jews of all backgrounds.

We are Jewish New York. We’re nurturing community in the region — from the Upper West Side to Brownstone Brooklyn. 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 background and sexual orientation — and unite the Jewish community around common causes.

The Facts:

  • 22% of all married Jewish couples in the New York area are intermarried.
  • 234,000 people in New York live in Russian-speaking Jewish households.
  • 50,000 Jews in the New York area live in LGBTQ households. But there aren’t enough opportunities for them to explore their Jewish and LGBTQ identity, and there are still barriers to full inclusion.

Our Impact:

  • 40,000 marchers and hundreds of thousands of spectators line the streets for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade, which we proudly support.
  • 35,000 local Russian Jews connect to our community in hundreds of programs that offer meaningful Jewish experiences.
  • $1 million was distributed in the past decade to engage LGBTQ Jews in New York and Israel more fully in Jewish life and learning.
  • And we’re bringing Jews of every background together for challah bakes, Shabbat dinners, and communitywide conversations featuring prominent thinkers like David Brooks and Malcom Gladwell.

With thanks to our network of nonprofits.


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