The past 50 years have seen significant changes in our Jewish community and United Jewish Federation has been there every step of the way since 1973; from providing humanitarian relief, to offering breakthrough programs and events for all ages, and striving to strengthen and sustain the Jewish community locally and around the world.

Mission Statement


United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien builds and safeguards our Jewish community and strengthens our connections to Israel and global Jewry by convening and mobilizing our community to invest in Jewish life for today and future generations.

Vision Statement


We foster a welcoming, strong, cohesive Jewish community characterized by our compassion, generosity, and commitment to Jewish values and the state of Israel. We respect and celebrate our diversity by coming together to sustain an inclusive, flourishing, and vibrant Jewish community.



At the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien, we are proud of our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Annual Report

Annual Campaign Booklet 2023


Meeting Minutes

Q1 2023

January 2023
February 2023
March 2023

Q2 2022

April 2022
May 2022
June 2022

Q2 2023

April 2023
May 2023
June 2023



Q3 2023

July 2023
August 2023
September 2023


Q4 2023

October 2023
November 2023

December 2023

Federation Staff

Diane Sloyer

Chief Executive Officer

Lara Agatstein

Administrative Assistant

Taly Farber

Office Manager

Lenore Fogel

Director of Reading Partners and LIFE & LEGACY

Sandy Golove

New Jewish Voice Newspaper

Melanie Vorm

Director, NextGen

Sharon Lewis

Director, JCRC

Yoav Yaron

Federation Community Shaliach

Wendell Maxey

Director, Marketing

Eric Ross

Deputy Director

UJF Board of Directors 2024


Michael Schlessinger


Adam Rafalowicz, Treasurer
Caryn Halbrecht, Vice President Security
Susan Kostin, Vice President
Rhonda Schaffer-Maron, Vice President Grants and Allocations


Linda Hurwitz


Edith Samers


Robert Abrams
Alan Barr
Jessie Brand
Stella Cohen
Marty Donner
Joshua Esses
Stacy Ferber
Robin Fischel
David Gordon
Robert Hoff
Jill Kaplan
Chris Maroc
Dinah Miller-Marlowe
Eric Ross
Cathy Satz
Amanda Sherman
Wendy Siegel
Lee Soffer
Beverly Stein
Ellen Weber
Jeremy Weisser


Ricky Arbron
Robert Breakstone
Candace Caplin
​Shoshana Dweck
Stephen Epstein
Melvin Goldstein
Roslyn Goldstein
David Gordon
Ronald Gross*
David Kweskin
Saul Kwartin*
Corrine Lotstein*
Norma Mann*
Nancy Mimoun
Charles Rosenberg, M.D.*
Bernard Samers*
Robert Schreiber*
Edward Spilka
Fred Springer
Ellen Weber
Benson Zinbarg*
* Of blessed memory

Your donations help us do good everywhere

If you live in Fairfield County, there’s a good chance that your life has been touched by Federation. Every day, we provide programming, community resources, and essential outreach to the needy. And we can’t do it without you!