UJC

  • It’s official: Jerry is in at UJC. Full story.

    Here’s the story: NEW YORK (JTA) — The umbrella organization of the North American Jewish federation system has hired Jerry Silverman, a key player in raising tens of millions of dollars for Jewish summer camps, as its next president and CEO. Silverman has been tapped to take the reigns at the United Jewish Communities, which… More ▸

  • Silverman named CEO of UJC

    After months of speculation, the United Jewish Communities announced minutes ago that Jerry Silverman will take over as the CEO of the organization effective Sept. 30. I’ll have more shortly as I just got off the phone with Silverman. But here is the press release from the UJC: UJC/JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES THE SELECTION… More ▸

  • UJC taps Silverman as new executive

    The umbrella organization of the North American Jewish federation system has hired Jerry Silverman, a key player in raising tens of millions of dollars for Jewish summer camps and a former business executive who helped popularize the Dockers brand, as its next president and CEO. More ▸

  • N.Y. federation campaign falls 11 percent

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The country’s largest Jewish federation announced that its 2008-09 fund-raising campaign dropped 11.5 percent from the previous year. UJA-Federation of New York said it brought in $136 million, down from $153.7 million. Its announcement comes after the umbrella organization for the federation system, the United Jewish Communities, announced last week that… More ▸

  • UJC: Campaign pledges are down

    The 2008-2009 fiscal year for the United Jewish Communities, the north American Jewish federation system, ended June 30. Here are some numbers: In 2008, the combined campaigns of all 144 Jewish federeations brought in $912 million. That is up slightly from the 2007 total of $911 million. The number of donors to the federations fell,… More ▸

  • UJC: Jewish groups to get $9 million in Homeland Security money

    The United Jewish Communities is applauding the release of $15 million in Homeland security money that will go to 227 nonprofits to shore up their security. The federation system’s umbrella organization estimates that some $9 million of that money will go to Jewish institutions. Since the this program started in 2005, more then $80 million… More ▸

  • No new UJC head yet…

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  • Brand names mean something

    The editor of the Washington Jewish Week, Debra Rubin, saw that the UJC was changing its name, and pulled this editorial she wrote in 2002 out of her archives. The editorial is tied to the Jewish holiday of Purim, but I think the point — seven years later — is that it’s about time the… More ▸