People choose different paths on today’s contemporary Jewish journey and we need to explore the many ways to connect to Jewish moments. That’s why we’re reimagining cornerstones like Jewish summer camps and day schools, and seeding groundbreaking programs that connect people to our rich tradition in modern, innovative ways. Whether in New York, Israel, or the former Soviet Union, we’re creating access to opportunities for Jews of all ages and all backgrounds.
Looking to the future, we’re renovating hundreds of acres of UJA-owned campgrounds so that thousands of children, including those from low-income families and those with disabilities, can swim, play, and make friends at first-rate day camps. That’s how today’s campers can become tomorrow’s Jewish leaders.
This is where Jewish life in all its forms takes root — and thrives.
Covid-19 Crisis: Our Response
Because of the pandemic, Jewish day schools, camps, JCCs, and synagogues faced immediate shutdowns and loss of income. Many quickly pivoted to provide online services to keep vital connections within the Jewish community. Early on, nearly 850 day school educators participated in webinars designed to help them maintain high quality instruction in a virtual environment. This summer, our support helped some day camps open in person and supported a virtual camp platform. We also provided funding to 47 Jewish day schools to support reopening. Together with our partners, we’re working to help sustain Jewish life online and safely in person. Our funding is helping Jewish institutions face the long-term fiscal challenges of Covid-19 — so meaningful Jewish connections continue for the next generation.
With many thanks to our generous donors and network of nonprofits for making all this possible.
Related Nonprofits and Programs
Birthright Israel/MASA/ Honeymoon Israel
Day School Challenge Fund/Biller Scholarships
Jewish Education Project/Foundation for Jewish Camp
One Table/Moishe House
70 Faces Media (Kveller, Nosher, Alma, etc.)
(Among many others)