Epstein registered as a sex offender in 2008. Nine years later, he donated $50,000 to UJA-Federation, called the largest local charity in the world.
Gratitude America, Ltd., which is reportedly bankrolled by Epstein, gave UJA-Federation $50,000 in 2017, long after he registered as a sex offender.
A first-ever survey of all U.S. Jewish federations has found no evidence of illegalities—but still some problems
UJA is known for its celebrity-filled luncheons and its lavish spending on parties and galas.
The UJA-Federation of New York announced Tuesday that it raised more than $207 million through its annual fundraising campaign and planned giving, bucking the decline in charitable giving to Jewish federations reported last month.
New York City’s Jewish federation is pulling out of a fundraising pool run by the North American umbrella group of federations in the latest sign of a rolling crisis among the national bodies that serve local Jewish nonprofits.
UJA-Federation of New York raised $207.8 million in its recently completed fiscal year, nearly a 10 percent increase over last year.
In a rare show of unity, the UJA-Federation joined with the Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox to back tuition tax credits in New York. The initiative failed. Are aggressive tactics to blame?
Scandal has hit four New York Jewish charities. And some are asking whether the local Jewish federation that helps fund them bears some responsibility.
John Ruskay, the former CEO of the UJA-Federation of New York, was named a senior fellow at the Jerusalem-based Jewish People Policy Institute.