By Susan Holzman Wachsstock, Rebecca Ruberg and Melanie Schneider Sometimes you roll out a project, look back, and think about all the things you now know - and how you would do it differently if given the opportunity to try again. For us, designing FindYourSummer.org - a massive, searchable, filterable database for parents and teens in the Greater New York area to find Jewish summer experiences - has been one of those projects; one that we’d … [Read more...] about Soup to Nuts: Building FindYourSummer.org
Magda Rubenfeld Koralewska, a social entrepreneur based in Warsaw, will be Limmud’s first-ever Central and Eastern Europe Regional Coordinator. This appointment enhances Limmud’s support for local groups and Jewish life across the region. It was made possible thanks to grants and support from UJA-Federation of New York and other partners. Ms. Rubenfeld Koralewska, who speaks Polish, English, and Spanish, and can get by in Swedish, French, and … [Read more...] about Limmud hires Central and Eastern Europe Regional Coordinator
Long-time New York-based philanthropists Jack and Shirley Silver have made a $20 million legacy gift to UJA-Federation of New York through their foundation. The gift will be used for UJA’s new Jewish Day Camp Centennial Signature Initiative, which has been established to revitalize the infrastructure of the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, the largest Jewish day camp system in North America. This is the largest legacy commitment gift that a donor has … [Read more...] about UJA-Federation NY Receives Record Legacy Gift
UJA-Federation of New York's Wiener Center for Leadership and Learning is now accepting applications for their Institute for Jewish Executive Leadership. This prestigious program, offered in collaboration with Columbia University, is open to executive directors and CEOs of New York Jewish nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit: https://www.ujafedny.org/ijel/ Please note: You must be in UJA's catchment area to be eligible for … [Read more...] about Applications Open: UJA-NY Institute for Jewish Executive Leadership
By Yelena Kutikova A little over a year ago, I started my role at the Wiener Center for Leadership and Learning at UJA-Federation of New York as director of learning and development. I became a professional in the Jewish nonprofit sector after spending more than 10 years in corporate America working in human resources, with a specific focus on learning and development. I decided to switch gears and join the Jewish nonprofit sector to give back … [Read more...] about Learning is Not a Priority. Or is it?