For thousands of years, the Jewish people have had a tradition of taking care of those in need. That tradition continues through the work of UJA Federation of Greenwich. Every day, here in Greenwich and throughout the world, the work of The UJA Federation is felt by thousands of people.
Israel and the World
In more than 60 countries around the world, the Federation provides life-saving and life-affirming support to Jewish communities and individuals.
JAFI and JDC, on your behalf, ensure that no Jew is left behind no matter where in the world he or she may live. These agencies rescue and resettle Jews in need, and ensure their absorption and education.
Over the decades, millions of immigrants have been brought to Israel from the former Soviet Union, and from Ethiopia. The success of the UJA Federation reflects the devotion of the many volunteers who help us accomplish these goals together, in a way that none of us would be able to do on our own.
With one gift to the Federation you lend support to the following :
> Jewish Family Services Of Greenwich
> Jewish Home for the Elderly
> JCC Greenwich
> Bi Cultural Day School
> Carmel Academy
> Hillel at Uconn
> Solomon Schechter School of Westchester (www.solomonshechter.com)
> Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
> Jewish Federations of North America
> Jewish Agency (JAFI)
> The American Joint Distribution Committee, (JDC)
The Women’s Division, with its own Board of Directors, enables women to strengthen the Jewish community through raising funds and participating in educational and social programs. The Women’s Division also provides opportunities to develop leadership and fundraising skills, to enhance Jewish identity and to deepen ties within the community.
Young Families Division
The Young Families Division is designed to reach out to families with children under the age of 10 in the Greenwich Jewish community. This division provides the opportunity for educational and spiritual growth and recreational programs geared specifically to parents and their young children.
We have an active committee which reaches out to newcomers in the community. Events include a cocktail party, informal coffees, and joint programs with our Young Families Division.
Throughout the year, the Federation sponsors lecturers, classes, lunch and learn programs and mini-courses. Often these programs are coordinated with the local synagogues and other Jewish organizations to attract as many people in the community as possible.
The UJA Federation of Greenwich sponsors several community-wide programs, such as the celebration of Israel Independence Day, a Holocaust Memorial Service, and Education Day.
Whether you are looking for a mission to Israel, a congregation or agency or your copy of the Greenwich Jewish News, the Federation is a community resource and can point you in the right direction.