Adult Groups and Affinities

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YOUNG LEADERSHIP: The Young Leadership Division is a dynamic group of people - ages 25 to 45 - who are committed to building a stronger Jewish community in Greater Stamford, Israel and throughout the world through community involvement, education and fundraising. YLD offers many exciting ways to get involved and get connected, including: fun social events, stimulating educational programs, and fulfilling leadership positions.

(Contact: Sharon Franklin –

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AFFINITY GROUPS: You can connect with professionals in fields such as legal and real estate by joining one of UJF’s affinity groups.  Making personal connections to like-minded professionals at Affinity networking events can be invaluable to your professional life.  

(Contact: Rebekah Raz -

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WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY: UJF Women's Philanthropy brings together women from across Stamford, New Canaan and Darien to maximize their collective power and make a profound impact on the future of our community. Women’s Philanthropy is for those dedicated to the continuity, connectivity and thriving future of our community and Jews all over the world.

(Contact: Rebekah Raz -

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READING PARTNERS: Reading Partners are volunteers who make a commitment to read with students in grades K-3 once a week during the school year.  Our program offers a robust support system of training, workshops, literacy newsletters and volunteer support leadership at each school or community center.

(Contact: Marlyn Agatstein -

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JEWISH EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT PROJECT (J.E.E.P.): Coordinate and enhance existing programs, develop new programs and events that purvey knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture to the broadest audience of the community, develop and implement community teen education programming, and significantly increase participation in Jewish learning from childhood to adult.

(Contact: Marcia Lane -

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