Mission: The uja federation of greenwich is committed to the preservation, enrichment and continuity of the jewish people and to the enhancement of jewish life in greenwich, north america, israel, and throughout the world. Central to our mission is a community built on the jewish ideal of tzedakah: charity, righteousness and social justice. It is our support for local programs, agencies and the humanitarian work of the united jewish communities, that enriches local, national and international jewish life. Believing that each jew is responsible one for another, we have a unique opportunity to strengthen our jewish community, to improve the quality of life and to bring dignity to all people. We believe that it is our obligation to identify, educate and encourage members of the community to assume leadership roles and to serve as role models for future generations. To accomplish this mission, we are building a vibrant and inclusive jewish community.
Programs: Allocations to agencies: the federation makes allocations to agencies in the current year from campaign revenues of the prior year.
educational and community development: a broad offering of educational and community development programs.
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UJA Greenwich not only helps those in need in places around the world, it builds a strong local community, by welcoming newcomers to the community and providing great programming for adults and children.
I have been a volunteer for UJA Federation of Greenwich for many years, serving in many capacities from running an event to raising money and being president. I think there are two primary purposes for the federation; the first is community-building. The Federation acts as an umbrella organization for the Greenwich Jewish community, bringing together families who belong to various local Jewish organizations, as well as the unaffiliated. The Federation initiated a virtual JCC recently, which presents outstanding programming, and has served to unite the disparate Jewish groups within Greenwich. The community-building has also allowed the Federation successfully fundraise, its second purpose, to help those in need both locally and in Israel and overseas.
I have been involved with UJA Greenwich for 5 years and continue to be amazed by the array and quality of community programming, the countless opportunities to expand my knowledge of culture and world events, and the genuine warmth of the professionals. UJA Greenwich has something fulfilling for people of all ages and all interests. My wife is involved and our 5 year old son loves the PJ Library program. And despite all the wonderful things UJA Greenwich does for people in need, I still believe that as a contributor, I receive multiples in terms of satisfaction compared to what I give.
I have seen firsthand how children who have few options because of poverty or neglect are being helped.
In addition, our own community is greatly enhanced by the efforts of the Federation--from education to community building!