ABOUT US

Shalom! We're the United Jewish Federation of Utah!

 

The Jewish Federation is a network of Jewish nonprofit organizations across North America that works to provide programming and support for the local and global Jewish communities. The mission of United Jewish Federation of Utah is to protect and enhance the well-being of Jews worldwide through meaningful contributions to community, Israel, and civil society. We accomplish this goal through offering fun community programming, fundraising to help our local and global communities, and supporting various Jewish and other social-good organizations.

Caring's Our Tradition

It is our mission to care for individuals and families who are vulnerable or at risk, deepen community engagement to enhance Jewish identity, and strengthen bonds among Jews in Utah and with Jewish communities across the globe.

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Who We Support

The Federation of Utah supports a variety of local and global organizations to help foster Jewish identity, care for people in need, and strengthen Jewish community in Utah, Israel, and around the world.

 

Meet Our Team

Contacting a Jewish Federation staff member is an easy way to get connected with the Jewish Federation of Utah. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, and interests!

Alex Shapiro

Executive Director

ashapiro@shalomutah.org

 

Liz Paige

Associate Director

lpaige@shalomutah.org

Yahelle Yaccoby

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

yyaccoby@shalomutah.org

David McKean

Regional Security Advisor

dmckean@securecommunitynetwork.org

Elena Weissburd

Accounting

eweissburd@shalomutah.org

Elana Fauth

Marketing Coordinator &

Managing Director, Hillel for Utah

efauth@shalomutah.org

                   

Maya Skurnik

Community Shlicha

mskurnik@shalomutah.org

 

Asher Ireland

Partners Against Hate Intern

Board of Trustees 2023

PRESIDENT

Amy Goodman

 

V.P. ALLOCATIONS

Mark Baer

 

V.P. CAMPAIGN/FRD

Michele Sackheim Wein

V.P. COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Ron Zamir

 

TREASURER

Jim Schallheim

SECRETARY

Sherri Zigman

 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Jodie Sobel

Trustees

Judi Amsel

Lisa Bernath

Zoe Calahorra-Wood

Seth Herring

Michael Horowitz

Sam Kipper

Carol Levy

David Litvack

Shaina Quinn

June Volk

 

“I support the Federation of Utah to help create the kind of enduring Jewish community we all want and need, based on our shared goals and Jewish values.”

 

– Jodie Sobel, Utah Federation President

 

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