UJA-Federation of New York: Strengthening a Global Jewish Identity
Publication Date: February 2006
Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Series: Changing Jewish Communities, No. 5 (February 15, 2006)
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Organizational Development; Youth Engagement
Coverage: New York
In this interview John Ruskay, the executive vice-president and CEO of UJA-Federation of New York, says that the Federation's major reorganization, which ended the division between domestic and overseas issues, reflects a changing worldview that stresses commonalities over differences. Ruskay addresses the allocation of UJA-Federation funds, the relevance of Synagogues to his organization, Jewish poverty, Ethiopian Jews and the minor growth in Jewish philanthropy, among other topics. He ends the interview by discussing the challenge of dealing with the next generation and engaging young Jews in their twenties and thirties.