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  • Where is is Needed Most

    Let UJF decide which of the programs on this menu your dollars will support. Your generosity will ensure that UJF continues to impact, support and strengthen our Jewish community and beyond.

    Let UJF decide which of the programs on this menu your dollars will support. Your generosity will ensure that UJF continues to impact, support and strengthen our Jewish community and beyond.

    Let UJF decide which of the programs on this menu your dollars will support. Your generosity will ensure that UJF continues to impact, support and strengthen our Jewish community and beyond.

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  • The Infrastructure of UJF

    Help keep the UJF engine running so it can continue to provide all the educational and local community-building activities which strengthen our community and enhance our connections to Israel and World Jewry.

    Help keep the UJF engine running so it can continue to provide all the educational and local community-building activities which strengthen our community and enhance our connections to Israel and World Jewry.

    Help keep the UJF engine running so it can continue to provide all the educational and local community-building activities which strengthen our community and enhance our connections to Israel and W...

    Help keep the UJF engine running so it can continue to provide all the educational and local community-building activities whic...

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  • Israel

    Our collective Jewish communities helped fund the founding of the State of Israel. Today, because of our partnerships with the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Joint Distribution Committee and World ORT, UJF continues to provide social services to those Israelis in need and helps strengthen education and opportunities for immigrants and those on the periphery.

    Our collective Jewish communities helped fund the founding of the State of Israel. Today, because of our partnerships with the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Joint Distribution Committee and World ORT, UJF continues to provide social services to those Israelis in need and helps strengthen...

    Our collective Jewish communities helped fund the founding of the State of Israel. Today, because of our partnerships with the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Joint Distribution Committee an...

    Our collective Jewish communities helped fund the founding of the State of Israel. Today, because of our partnerships with the ...

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  • Overseas

    UJF’s global connections are strengthened through our contributions to the overseas Jewish Community. Wherever there is a Jew in need, UJF’s partners, the American Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Agency and World ORT are there to provide a safety blanket for any Jew in need. Our network, especially in post-communist countries, serves as a catalyst for the rebirth, renewal and growth of Jewish life.

  • Communal Security

    The global and local Jewish community faces a growing threat of hatred and anti-Semitism. Money raised for communal security will support local efforts to help offset every increasing need of securing our Jewish community. Our community will continue to work with and benefit from The Secure Community Network (SCN), the official homeland security and safety initiative of the organized Jewish community in North America.

  • Jewish Community Relations Council

    The JCRC is the arm of UJF which works with the non-Jewish world, on a local and state level. It mobilizes the Jewish community, building relationships, and engaging in non-partisan work focused on education, social justice, communal security, support for Israel and combating anti-Semitism.
    Funding goal $79,400

  • Jewish Free Loan Society

    This program, administered by Schoke Jewish Family Service, will provide interest free loans to community members in need.
    Funding goal $23,520

  • Affinity Groups

    UJF events provide opportunities for Jewish community members in the same profession or life stage to gather while learning about timely and relevant topics - often with the opportunity to earn professional credits. Groups include: lawyers, doctors, business professionals, NextGen and Chapter Two (empty nesters).
    Funding goal $27,000

  • Ongoing Covid Relief

    Our community has been hit hard by this pandemic and every Jewish institution has incurred increased operation costs to keep us connected and safe in these unprecedented times. Funds raised in this category will be available to provide additional financial support to local agencies/synagogues requiring aid for expenses during this period.

  • New Jewish Voice Newspaper

    The New Jewish Voice, published by UJF, is provided free of charge to over 5,000 households. Local Jewish communal organizations submit articles and photos, and receive thousands of dollars of free publicity annually.
    Funding goal $69,000

  • Shalom/Welcome Program

    Through the Shalom/Welcome Program, UJF welcomes new Jewish residents to our community, providing them with information and opportunities to connect Jewishly. The Shalom Baby Program welcomes new babies with gifts and provides relevant information to their parents.
    Funding goal $9,200

  • Virtual Classroom and Studio

    In order to better build, engage and sustain the Stamford Jewish community now and in the future, The Stamford JCC proposes the creation of a professional quality production studio space with capabilities to develop, create, and deliver high quality, multi-media virtual programming. Community members of all ages will be engaged through programs; classes; podcasts; demonstrations; speakers and interviews; youth activities; and more.
    Funding goal $72,800

  • Life & Legacy

    LIFE & LEGACY® is a program that helps individuals & families create legacy gifts for Jewish causes they care about, providing a permanent source of support. Federation runs the program in partnership with local synagogues & organizations. Participating organizations receive training & incentive grants from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation & UJF. The program is founded on the principle that all of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, can make an enduring impact.
    Funding goal $82,000

  • Communal Scholarship Fund

    Our community, like others around the world, has had a tremendous rise in scholarship needs due to the economy caused by the pandemic. By contributing to the Communal Scholarship Fund, organizations in our local community will receive funds which can be provided for scholarships to those in need for programs, schools, camp and more.

  • Yom HaShoah Commemoration

    UJF, together with the Board of Rabbis, brings the community together with impactful speakers and programs to remember entire communities and individuals lost in the Shoah.
    Funding goal $14,000

  • Connect to Community

    Schoke Jewish Family Service will continue to implement a friendly visiting program geared toward reaching elderly and homebound individuals looking for companionship.
    Funding goal $24,640

  • Passover Seder

    The Friendship Circle will host and facilitate a Passover seder to allow special needs families from across our community to enjoy the holiday in a comfortable and controlled environment.
    Funding goal $5,600

  • Senior Services at Home

    Schoke Jewish Family Service will administer and facilitate programming to address an unmet need for mobile counseling, and provide case management services for the physically impaired and home bound elderly.
    Funding goal $16,800

  • Community Chesed

    Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy will offer a curriculum for students of grades Pre-K through 12 to volunteer, preform acts of chesed, on a regular basis in the local community and beyond. The purchase of a bus will allow for transportation as needed.
    Funding goal $112,000

  • B’Yachad/Together

    Schoke Jewish Family Service will provide a welcoming inclusive program for LGBT tweens and teens where Judaism, sexual orientation and sexual identity can be explored and embraced in a safe place.
    Funding goal $30,240

  • PJ Library Programming

    UJF’s PJ Library and PJOurWay provide children ages 6 month to 11 years old with monthly books, free of charge as well as regular programming opportunities. These programs serve as connectors for families with young children to the greater community.
    Funding goal $38,000