We’ve Hit 100.

This year, the Generosity Signature Event celebrated UJA-Federation’s 100th birthday.
A once-in-a-century night of friends, family, and connection. (And dancing to live performances from Valerie Simpson and Gavin DeGraw.)


Generosity Chairs
Jonathan Jesselson
Tammy Schlosberg

Generosity Vice Chair
Harry Kastenbaum

Generosity Signature Event @ The Bash Chairs
Jonathan Ehrlich
Lexi Milstein
Ricki Shenfeld

Generosity Leadership Board
Melanie Baevsky, Steven Berman, David Ehrlich, Ariel Feldman, Jennifer Friedman, Rob Goldman, Alexa Hakim, David Hakim, Jenny Halis, Justin Hauser, Eric Heiman, Isabelle Hochberg, Allison Holzberg, Erica Jesselson, Harisen Kardon, Chelsea Lax, Ben Leffell, Rachel Liffmann, Marc Mechanic, Martin Meltzer, Miron Nissim, Benjamin Okin, David Okin, Allie Plotsky, Brian Riemer, Andrew Ruben, Sam Schear, Alexa Schwarz, Kyle Shenfeld, Cassandra Siegel, Johnny Sirulnick, Stuart Tishman, Bari Weiss

Generosity Signature Event @ The Bash Host Committee – In Formation
Bari Abrams, Kerri Aidikoff, Ben Baevsky, Erica Baevsky, Jordan Bloom, Gabrielle Bluestone, Greg Breitman, Mara Crespi, Alex Damaghi, Alexis Drattell, Brette Ehrenpreis, Adam Eisenbud, Sasha Engelman, Karen Feuerstein, Harrison Fischer, Stas Futoransky, Matthew Gage, Sara Geiger, Rachel Gerber, Ilana Goetz, Jill Goldfarb, Zachary Goldstein, Eliana Goodman, Alix Greenberg, Danielle Greenberg, Ilana Gromis, Maya Jesselson, Hillary Kupferberg, Sophie Lasry, Adam Lev, Emily Levine, Grant Margolin, Adam May, Rachel Medin, Samantha Meskin, Heather Miller, Alexandra Mitchell, Jami Moore, Jason Morgan, Hayley Nerenberg, Andrew Nitkin, Nikki Pepperman, Lauren Piekoff, Sophie Polins, Alicia Price, Tali Prince, Sarah Resnick, David Rome, Marisa Rosen, Ben Rosengart, Cole Rotman, Alli Ruben, Nicole Ruth, Adam Sadaka, Charlie Sadaka, Mollie Schear, Spencer Schlager, Rachel Seiler, Michael Shenfeld, Josh Sherman, Sydney Sherman, Elizabeth Shevins, Jessica Shevins, Anna Slootsky, Morgan Spindler, Jenny Spitz, Danielle Stadler, Dani Stoppelmann, Matt Sussman, Jono Wagmeister


What a night! Thank you to our generous sponsors for helping to make this once in a century party possible.

Leader - $25,000
Jacqueline and Benjamin Brogadir and Susan and Richard A. Friedman
Carol and Roger Einiger
Lauren and Lee Fixel
Tamar and Eric Goldstein
The Gould and Shenfeld Families
Mindy and Jon Gray
Sandra and Howard Hoffen
The Lauder Foundation
Shirley and Jack Silver
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch

Advocate - $10,000
Jacqueline and Benjamin Brogadir
Barbara and Oliver Goldstein
Judy and Mark Goodman
Karen and Jay Kasner
Jay and Elena Lefkowitz
New York Hilton Midtown
Gary and Denise Rosenberg
Daniela and Ben Tisch
Blake and Aaron Zises

Meaning - $8,500
The Bressman Family
Flik Hospitality Group
Regina and Jeffrey Kessler
Randi Fetner Sherman

Impact - $7,500
Abby and Steve Brody
Lesley Goldwasser and Jonathan Plutzik
Gratitude Railroad | Impact Investment Community
Silverstein Properties

Caring - $6,000

Identity - $5,000
Louise Chazen Banon and Sidney Banon
Kathy Chazen and Larry Miller
The Adrienne Cooper and Arthur Adler Family
CPS Events at The Plaza
Rita and Fred Distenfeld
The Ehrlich Family
Cheryl and Steven Friedman
Ned S. Offit and Amanda M. Offit
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel
Erica and Steven Tischman
Sally and Marshall Tycher

Dignity - $4,000
The Harmonie Club
Shelly and Howard Kivell

Empower - $3,000
Adina and Lawrence Burian
David M. Feldman
Laurie and Steven Girsky
Grand Hyatt New York
The Holtz Family
JFKM Consulting Group
Lisa Lippman and Ben Finkelstein
Miron Nissim
PJ Library in New York/Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Alison and Lawrence Wolfson

Engagement - $2,500
Lauren and Ari Ackerman
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
Applause Printing & Graphics, Ltd.
Gayle and Al Berg
Suzanne and Jacob Doft
Jan and Dr. Daniel Fenster
Emily and Nathan Gindi
Alissa Grad, Golub Capital
Lynn and Martin Halbfinger
Harriet and Ashley Hoffman
Stacy and Steven Hoffman
Stacy and Gary Kaplan
Cindy and Scott Matte
Newman & Leventhal Caterers
Jeffrey Reich - Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP
Natalie and Jonathan Silverstein
Ruth & Michael Slade
Erika and Ken Witover
Ziegfeld Ballroom & Gotham Hall

Connection - $1,500
Harry Kastenbaum
Esther and Motti Kremer
Janet Levy
Joseph Wekselblatt

Patron - $1,000
Robyn Karp
David Mitchell
Royal Wine
Larry Talve

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