UJA-Federation of New York

Jewish Baby Boomers Get An Encore

New study shows that Boomers want engagement, though opportunities are still limited.

10/07/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Mimi Lox, 70, is a retired social worker thoroughly enjoying her second career. The active Upper West Sider — who still takes ballet classes and regularly attends services at her synagogue, B’nai Jeshurun — volunteers in an affordable housing facility run by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, where she has office hours one afternoon a week.

Mimi Lox, 70, got involved with Engage, UJA-Federation's Jewish Service Corps for boomers. Courtesy of JCC

Major Rally For Israel At UN Urges Hamas Defeat

At odds with White House, Democratic officials say no cease-fire until tunnels destroyed.

07/29/2014 - 20:00

Dolores Berkowsky of Livingston, N.J., held her cell phone above her head Monday, snapped a photo of the thousands of other pro-Israel supporters around her, and quickly e-mailed it.

Michael Miller, CEO of the JCRC, which co-sponsored the rally with UJA-Federation. Michael Datikash/JW

Green Growth Going Mainstream

Jewish institutions in county pressing the sustainability issue as tikkun olam.

02/03/2014 - 19:00
Westchester Correspondent

Going green has gone mainstream for many Jewish organizations in Westchester. No longer considered a fringe practice, being environmentally conscious is now seen as both an economic and moral imperative.

Greenburgh Hebrew Center officials on the synagogue’s roof during dedication of its solar panels. Courtesy of GHC

N.Y. Federation Taps Wall Street Lawyer For CEO

01/23/2014 - 19:00

NEW YORK — The largest Jewish federation in North America is expected to announce Eric Goldstein, a financial litigation lawyer and vice chair of the federation, as its new CEO.

Intermarriage And The Gender Gap

Federation’s first ‘Engaging Interfaith Families Forum’ reinforces the truism that women drive a family’s Jewish life.
07/08/2013 - 20:00
Associate Editor

In my household, I’m the Jewish Life Coordinator: I decide which Jewish holidays we’re going to celebrate as a family, whether to keep our daughters in the temple religious school or try an alternative program — and I handle all the logistics, like getting the girls to Hebrew school, filling out the registration forms, paying the bills and supervising Hebrew-reading practice.

Drew Barrymore has said she wants to give her baby daughter a Jewish education. Getty Images

The Most Important Funding for Jewish Schools That You've Never Heard Of

03/13/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The challenge of day school affordability is not just an economic but an existential one; it is about the continuity and vitality of the next generation of Jews. While enrollment is at an all-time high, so are tuition bills. 

Jeff Leb is the Director of Political Affairs for the Orthodox Union’s Teach NYS' Initiative.

Feb. 27 @ The NN: Inclusion Awards In NY, Insurance Coverage In NE

UJA-Federation of New York announced its second year of awards to synagogues that have done “exemplary” work in making their spaces more inclusive of people with disabilities, according to a press release.

Ramps are necessary but not sufficient. Fotolia

Nationwide Effort To Aid Sandy-Hit Congregations

Help for L.I. Reform synagogues still coming from New Orleans to Napa to Brooklyn.
02/05/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Hundreds of Jewish holy books from a closing Flushing synagogue are looking for a new home.

Volunteers from Westchester work in damaged West End Temple in the Rockaways. Photo courtesy West End Temple

After Sandy, Where Do You Give?

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered or donated money and supplies to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Across the region, many still need help. Here's a guide to opportunities to volunteer and donate.
11/01/2012 - 20:00

After the surge of media attention that comes with a storm, the less dramatic work of rebuilding begins. We will continually update this list of opportunities to donate and volunteer in the service of Hurricane Sandy victims.


New York and New Jersey are still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Getty Images
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