New Around Town: Eric Ross, UJF Deputy Director

United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien is proud to announce that Eric Ross has joined the staff as UJF’s Deputy Director.

A native of Long Island, Eric has lived most of his life in Florida. Eric earned his BA in Religious Studies from the University of South Florida (USF), before completing two Masters degrees from Gratz College – one in Judaic Studies and another in Jewish Communal Services, specializing in Nonprofit Management. In 2022, he also completed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace certification from the USF Muma College of Business.

Eric worked for the Anti-Defamation League for the last 8 years, most recently as the Senior Associate Director for Jewish Communal Outreach and Antisemitism for ADL’s Southern Division and the 15 states it covers.

Together with his wife Jaime and their son and daughter, they are very excited to become part of the greater Stamford community.

Eric has spent nearly 20 years working in the organized Jewish community because he believes, “The most satisfied people in life are the ones who go home with a smile on their face, knowing they spent their day trying to make the world a better place for others.”

UJF is excited to welcome Eric to Federation and his family to Connecticut.

This article appears in the upcoming September issue of The New Jewish Voice newspaper. To receive The New Jewish Voice delivered free to your home, sign-up today at