Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities is formed; YM-YWHA of the Bronx is founded; YM-YWHA of Williamsburg is organized.
Bronx House is founded; YM-YWHA of Mount Vernon is founded; New York Society for the Deaf is created.
YM-YWHA of Boro Park is founded.
Altro Health and Rehabilitation Services is founded.
June 6, 1916 – “Plan adopted by the Committee on Federation” for a “Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York City.”
Camp Wildwood is organized; Jewish Board of Guardians is founded.
Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York is formed; Felix M. Warburg becomes the first president of Federation (1917-1921); Dr. I. Edwin Goldwasser begins tenure as Executive Director of Federation (1917-1920).
January 1, 1917: Incorporation of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York.
January 8, 1917: Federation bylaws finalized and officers elected.
January 10, 1917: Federation formally chartered by the state of New York and became law with approval from the Governor; Washington Heights YM-YWHA is founded.
Dr. Solomon B. Lowenstein begins his tenure as Executive Vice-President (1920-1942); Beth Abraham Hospital founded; Vocational Advisory Service is founded.
Arthur Lehman becomes Federation’s second president (1921-1924); organization of Camps Mikan and Recro.
Jewish Board of Guardians becomes a Federation-affiliated agency.
Joseph L. Buttenwieser becomes the third president of Federation (1924-1926).
Sol M. Stroock becomes Federation’s fourth President (1926-1929); the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island is organized.
Founding of Camp Rainbow.
Dudley D. Sicher becomes the fifth president of the Federation (1929-1931).
Judge Joseph M. Proskauer becomes the sixth president of the Federation (1931-1935).
The new main building of the Hillside Hospital is completed.
Federation organizes a campaign for the relief of German Jews in conjunction with the Joint Distribution Committee; Federation Employment Service (later FEGS) and Hebrew Association for the Deaf become Federation-affiliated agencies.
Samuel D. Leidesdorf becomes Federation’s seventh President (1935-1937).
Felix M. Warburg (1871-1937), the Federation’s first president, dies; Lawrence Marx becomes the eighth President of the Federation (1937-1938).
Madeleine Borg becomes the ninth President of Federation (1938-1939); East New York YM-YWHA is organized.
Benjamin J. Buttenwieser becomes Federation’s tenth president (1939-1941); Jewish Education Committee of New York is created.
New York Association for Jewish Children is formed; Camp Hebrew Educational Society is founded; Henry C. Bernstein begins his long tenure as Executive Vice-President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1940-1970).
George Z. Medalie is elected the eleventh President of Federation (1941-1945); United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York is officially incorporated (December 22, 1941).
Jewish Community Services of Long Island is established; Joseph Willen and Dr. Maurice B. Hexter begin their long tenure as Executive Vice-Presidents (1942-1967); Camp Louemma is founded; Sylvan Gotshal becomes the first President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1942-1947).
Westchester Jewish Community Services is founded.
Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities merges with the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York to form the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York; East Flatbush-Rugby YM-YWHA is founded; Moshulu-Montefiore Community Center is founded; Bronx River YM-YWHA is established.
New York Association for Jewish Children becomes the Jewish Child Care Association; Building Fund Campaign for Expansion and Modernization is begun; Norman S. Goetz becomes the twelfth President of Federation (1945-1948); Inwood YM-YWHA is founded; The Williamsburg YM-YWHA begins sponsoring Camp Hatikvah; The Central Bureau for the Jewish Aged (CBJA) was founded as an umbrella agency of other agencies that offered services to the elderly by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
Jewish Social Service Association and Jewish Welfare Society of of Brooklyn merge and become a part of Jewish Family Service of the City of New York.
Maimonides Hospital is formed as a result of a merger between Israel Zion Hospital of Boro Park and Beth Moses Hospital of Williamsburg; Altro Health and Rehabilitation Services expands services to include the treatment of those suffering from cardiovascular disabilities.
Establishment of the State of Israel; Jewish Education Committee becomes a Federation-affiliated agency; Ralph E. Samuel becomes the Federation’s thirteenth President (1948-1951); Monroe Goldwater becomes the second President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1948-1951).
Operation “Magic Carpet” airlifts begin (National UJA) evacuating Yemeni Jews to Israel; Gustave Hartman YM-YWHA is founded.
Operation “Ezra” airlifts begins (National UJA) evacuating Iraqi Jews to Israel; the Bronx House and Emanuel supported camps merge to become the Bronx House-Emanuel Camps; founding of the Ella Fohs Camp for Children.
Milton Weill is elected the fourteenth President of Federation (1951-1954); Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds are founded.
Louis Broido becomes the third President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1952-1953).
Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds open; the Free Synagogue Child Adoption Committee changes its agency charter to become non-sectarian, and accept children of all races and religions; Altro Health and Rehabilitation Services expands services to include persons recovering from mental illness; founding of Shorefront YM-YWHAs of Brooklyn.
Long Island Jewish Hospital opens; Salim L. Lewis becomes the fifteenth President of Federation (1954-1957); Samuel Field YM-YWHA is founded; Monroe Goldwater assumes the Presidency of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York for a second term (1954-1966).
The Free Synagogue Child Adoption Committee is reorganized and renamed the Louise Wise Services; founding of the the YM-YWHA of Mid-Westchester; Washington Heights YM-YWHA merges with the Inwood YM-YWHA to become the YM-YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood.
The Federation initiates and finances “Jewish Orientation and Training Seminars” in cooperation with the Jewish Welfare Board and Jewish Education Committee; Mid-Island YM-YWHA is founded. After several camp mergers, Camps Bluebird, Anchorage, and Ramapo are combined to form Camp Ramapo-Anchorage.
Gustave L. Levy becomes Federation’s sixteenth President (1957-1960); the Associated YM-YWHAs of Greater New York is founded by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies to evaluate the need, for community centers, to raise funds, and to construct and operate these centers.
Camp Edward Isaacs of the East New York YM-YWHA is established; East New York YM-YWHA Country Camp is founded.
Lawrence A. Wien becomes the seventeenth President of Federation (1960-1963). Stuyvesant Jewish Community Center and Emanu-El Brotherhood merge to form the Emanu-El Midtown YM-YWHA; Central Nassau YM-YWHA is created; YM-YWHA of the Bronx merges with the West Bronx Community Center to form the West Bronx YM-YWHA; Associated YM-YWHA begins operation of Camp Poyntelle-Ray Hill.
The City of Life Campaign (a capital fund drive) begins; Home and Hospital of the Daughters of Jacob becomes a Federation-affiliated agency; the Williamsburg YM-YWHA begins sponsoring Camp Mogen Avraham; South Shore YM-YWHA is incorporated.
The Bronx Hospital and the Lebanon Hospital merge to form the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center; the East Bronx YM-YWHA opens the Hortense Libman Center.
Irving Mitchell Felt is elected the eighteenth President of the Federation (1963-1966); the Association of Jewish Sponsored Camps is established.
The Federation-affiliated agency Home for the Aged and Infirm Hebrews is renamed the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged; the Henrietta and Stuard Hirschman YM-YWHA of Coney Island becomes an independent branch of the Associated YM-YWHA; the Ella Fohs Adult Camp is established.
The Williamsburg YM-YWHA opens the Dr. H. Melmuth Sternberg Camp for Girls.
Mount Sinai Medical School founded; Samuel J. Silberman becomes the nineteenth President of Federation (1966-1969).
David G. Salten becomes the Executive Vice-President (1967-1969) of Federation; the Federation celebrates its fiftieth anniversary as a philanthropic organization; the Family Location Service merges with the Jewish Family Service; Edward M.M. Warburg becomes the fifth President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1967).
The Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) is established in order to more effectively meet the needs of the Jewish elderly in New York metropolitan area; Albert Parker becomes the sixth President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1968).
George H. Heyman, Jr. becomes Federation’s twentieth President (1969-1971). Morris L. Levinson becomes the seventh President of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1969-1971).
Sanford Solender begins his tenure as Executive Vice-President of Federation (1970-1981). Ernest W. Michel becomes Executive Vice-President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1970-1986).
Lawrence B. Buttenwieser is elected the twenty-first President of Federation (1971-1974).
Herbert Tenzer becomes the eighth President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1972). Establishment of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.
Founding of the United Jewish Ys of Long Island; Federation and United Jewish Appeal discuss emergency fund raising efforts in wake of Yom Kippur War; Lawrence A. Tisch becomes the ninth President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1973-1974).
The United Jewish Appeal and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies create a Joint Campaign; Frederick P. Rose becomes the twenty-second President of the Federation (1974-1977).
William J. Levitt becomes the tenth President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1975).
James L. Weinberg becomes the eleventh President of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1976-1978).
Harry R. Mancher becomes the twenty-third President of the Federation (1977-1980).
The Fund for Jewish Education is created to match a challenge grant from Joseph S. and Caroline Gruss; the Jewish Board of Guardians merges with the Jewish Family Service to form the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services.
Stephen Shalom becomes the twelfth President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1979-1981).
The United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York moves to Federation headquarters at 130 E. 59th St.; Wilma (Billie) S. Tisch is elected twenty-fourth (and first female) President of the Federation (1980-1983).
William Kahn begins his tenure as Executive Vice-President (1981-1986).
Elaine K. Winik is elected the thirteenth President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1982-1984).
Daniel S. Shapiro becomes the twenty-fifth President of the Federation.
The UJA-Federation Joint Campaign funds assist Israel with absorption of Ethiopian Jewish population; Morton A. Kornreich becomes the fourteenth and final President of United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York (1985-1986).
Morton A. Kornreich becomes the first Chair of the Board of Directors of the newly formed for UJA-Federation (1986-1988), formed from the July 1, 1986 merger of the United Jewish Appeal and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. Peggy Tishman serves as the first President of the new organization (1986-1989), while Stephen D. Solender (1986-1999) and Ernest W. Michel (1986-1989) begin their shared tenure as Executive Vice-Presidents of the merged organization.
Joseph Gurwin is elected Chair of the UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors (1988-1991). The UJA-Federation’s AIDS initiative begins to provide care, home hospice, and education for nearly one quarter of all AIDS patients in the New York metropolitan area.
David G. Sacks is elected the second President of UJA-Federation (1989-1992).
Irwin Hochberg is elected Chair of UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors (1991-1994). In “Operation Solomon,” 14,000 Ethiopian Jews are evacuated to Israel within 36 hours.
Alan S. Jaffe becomes the third President of UJA-Federation (1992-1995).
The UJA-Federation of NY, in partnership with network agencies, raises $2 million and successfully developed the first of many NORCs supported in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Larry A. Silverstein is elected Chair of UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors (1994-1997).
Louise B. Greilsheimer becomes UJA-Federation’s fourth President (1995-1998). With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the UJA-Federation supports Operation Exodus and Passage to Freedom, helping 130,000 Jews immigrate to America, and 700,000 resettle in Israel.
Judith Stern Peck is elected Chair of the UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors (1997-2000).
James S. Tisch becomes the fifth President of UJA-Federation (1998-2001).
John S. Ruskay becomes CEO and Executive Vice-President of the UJA-Federation (1999-2014).
Larry Zicklin is elected Chair of the UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors (2000-2001). During restructuring, the Jewish Continuity Commission is changed to the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal, and two additional thematic commissions are created—the Caring Commission and the Commission on the Jewish People—to carry out UJA-Federation’s mission of caring for those in need, rescuing those in harm’s way, and renewing Jewish life in New York, Israel and the world.
Larry Zicklin is elected the sixth President of UJA-Federation (2001-2004), while Morris W. Offit is elected Chair of the UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors (2001-2004). The UJA-Federation creates the Israel Trauma Coalition in response to the Intifada. On September 11, 2001, the UJA-Federation agencies are among first responders, providing crucial support for families and survivors, and forming the 9/11 United Services Group, a partnership of local social-service agencies. In this year, the UJA-Federation also made it possible for young adults in New York to travel to Israel for free on Birthright; and partnered with the JDC to launch the Birth-to-Bagrut initiative, a multi-year holistic intervention for Ethiopian-Israeli school children and youth, aged 0-18.
The Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations (COJECO) is founded, as well as an umbrella organization for organizations working with the RSJ (Russian Speaking Jewish) community in New York.
Morris W. Offit becomes the seventh president of UJA-Federation. Susan K. Stern is elected Chair of UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors (2004-2007). Launch of CINVS—Community Initiative for Nazi Victim Services.
Following Hurricane Katrina, the UJA-Federation raises $5 million for crisis intervention, health care, and the redevelopment of the Gulf Coast’s Jewish community.
The Board of Jewish Education merges with the Suffolk Association for Jewish Educational Services to become The Jewish Education Project.
John M. Shapiro becomes the eighth president of UJA-Federation (2007-2010). Jerry W. Levin is elected Chair of the UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors (2007-2010).
UJA-Federation launches Connect to Care in response to the recession. This program offers economic, legal, employment and counseling, ultimately helping 87,000 members of the middle class get back on their feet.
Alisa R. Doctoroff elected chair of UJA-Federation’s board of directors (2010-2013).
Jerry W. Levin becomes the ninth president of UJA-Federation (2010-2013). The UJA-Federation of New York Archives Project begins.
Within days of Hurricane Sandy, UJA-Federation releases $10 million to aid recovery efforts in the New York metropolitan area.
Alisa R. Doctoroff becomes the tenth president of UJA-Federation (2013-2016). Linda Mirels is elected Chair of the UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors (2013-2016).
Eric S. Goldstein becomes CEO (2014-Present) of the UJA-Federation of NY. The UJA-Federation is the co-funder, catalyst, and visionary partner that co-created JCC Global’s “Amitim – Fellows—A Global Leadership Network” program which built a strong network of global Jewish leaders among JCCs worldwide, reaching at least 10,000 Jews through Jewish Peoplehood programs. As Israel launches Operation Protective Edge, UJA-Federation offers critical support for medical equipment, psychological trauma relief, recovery, and rebuilding.
Jeffrey A. Schoenfeld becomes the eleventh president of UJA-Federation. Robert S. Kapito is elected Chair of UJA-Federation’s Board of Directors. Celebrate Israel Parade marks fiftieth anniversary.