Park Avenue Synagogue members play a vital role in UJA-Federation’s work, helping to create a more equitable and compassionate world. We hope you will consider donating today to support UJA’s critical work. Below are a few examples to highlight UJA’s critical work and the impact of our support.
- Responding to crises at home and abroad. Following the horrific fire in the Bronx, UJA quickly mobilized their network and worked with city officials and immediately provided a grant to the Mayor’s Fund to bring emergency relief to victims and their families affected by the fire.
- Confronting antisemitism. Colleyville was a stark reminder of the threats facing the American Jewish community and the critical importance of training and security. UJA is deeply invested in securing the 2,000 Jewish institutions across New York with locally based security directors, trained volunteers, and emergency notification systems. UJA also proudly supports the Community Security Initiative.
- Supporting mental health and well-being. A global study of 80,000 youth found that symptoms of depression and anxiety doubled during the pandemic. UJA recently awarded $1.5 million, supplementing the over $25 million that is allocated annually, to support mental health efforts in a wide range of communities via JCCs, day schools, camps, and more to help alleviate the pandemic’s damaging effect on children and teens and reduce stigma in accessing mental healthcare
To make a gift by phone or to learn more about this important work, you can contact Becca Newman, the UJA@PAS professional, at email@example.com or 212-836-1267.