UJA-Federation of New York

UJA-Federation Brings Russians Further Into Fold

Russian-Jewish group first to join Federation's network since 1995.
09/23/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For the first time in almost 20 years, the UJA-Federation of New York brought a new agency into its network on Thursday: COJECO, the Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations, which is the central coordinating body of New York’s Russian Jewish community, said Roberta Leiner, senior vice president of agency relations at the Federation.

Families that gathered at a COJECO retreat earlier this summer. Photo Courtesy of COJECO

At $153.4M, NY Federation Campaign Grows For 4th Consecutive Year

07/25/2016 - 11:12

At a time when many Jewish federations are reporting flat or declining fundraising, North America’s largest Jewish philanthropy said its annual campaign revenue has increased for the fourth consecutive year.


Day Camp Drama: Why Can’t I Find A Jewish Program For My Kids?

03/03/2016 - 13:50



I live in New York, one of the most Jewish cities in the world, and yet I reside in a pocket that has few options for Jewish life.

Swimming instruction is part of the program at the Kings Bay Y’s summer camp in Brooklyn. JTA

High Holidays For Millennials, But Far From Shul

Groups improvising content, venues to meet young Jews’ ‘desperate search’ for meaning.

09/15/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Jon Leener, an Orthodox rabbinical student, always attended synagogue over the High Holidays, but this year he’ll be hosting services a little closer to home — in his living room.

BASE Hillel’s Jon Leener, left, and Avram Mlotek in Mlotek’s living room. Courtesy of BASE Hillel

NYC Allocates $1.5 Million For Impoverished Holocaust Survivors

06/23/2015 - 20:00

New York City’s 2016 budget includes $1.5 million to assist Holocaust survivors living in poverty.

One Jewish Agency Replaces Another As Largest Social Service Group In N.Y.

06/02/2015 - 20:00

Another Jewish social service agency has replaced FEGS as New York City’s largest social service group.

FEGS Bankruptcy Filing Reveals Depth Of Financial Free Fall

Court documents show vast majority of agency programs losing money, CFO revolving door, ballooning overhead.

03/31/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

By the time executives of FEGS Health and Human Services system became aware last November of the massive financial crisis they were facing, a “top down analysis” by a new management team and restructuring consultants revealed that 74 percent of its more than 350 programs were losing money.

Three-quarters of FEGS' programs were losing money.

FEGS Files For Bankruptcy, Gets Debt Financing From N.Y. Federation

03/18/2015 - 20:00

FEGS, one of the country’s largest Jewish social services agencies, has filed for bankruptcy.
A month after announcing that financial problems were forcing its shutdown, FEGS Health & Human Services made the bankruptcy announcement in a news release on Wednesday.

Challenging Teens To ‘Slam’ Poverty

11/25/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Poetry slam, sure. But poverty slam?

Borrowing a phrase from the spoken-word contests where verse-makers recite original poems before a panel of judges, UJA-Federation of New York is trying to spark teens’ interest in combating rising levels of poverty here.

Two of the poverty slammers at last week’s event. Courtesy of UJA-Federation
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