UJA Home Volunteer Site


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

We’re New York — audacious, creative, and ready to advocate for issues that affect us all. Every day, we nurture vibrant and diverse 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 — and unite the Jewish community and our non-Jewish allies around common causes.

Some Facts:

  • 30% of New York area Jewish households are home to an immigrant to the U.S.
  • 24% of New York area Jews are Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox)
  • 22% of all married Jewish couples in the New York area are intermarried.
  • 12% of local Jewish households are home to racially diverse families.
  • 234,000 people in New York live in Russian-speaking Jewish households.
  • 50,000 Jews in the New York area live in LGBTQ households.

Our Impact:

  • We’re bringing Jews of every background together for Shabbat dinners and communitywide conversations featuring prominent thinkers like David Brooks, Malcom Gladwell, and Tal Ben-Shahar, Harvard’s “happiness” professor.
  • We’re connecting 35,000 local Russian Jews to our community through hundreds of programs that offer meaningful Jewish experiences.
  • We’re supporting initiatives at camps, synagogues, and organizations that serve LGBTQ Jews. Learn more.
  • We’re creatively meeting the needs of incredibly diverse (and new!) Jewish neighborhoods. Find out how.

With thanks to our network of nonprofits.


Give to UJA and help millions of people live better lives.