United Jewish Communities


United Jewish Communities (yoo-NYE-tid JOO-ish kuh-MYOO-nih-teez) listen


  • n. The central Jewish fundraising organization in North America.

Example Sentences

  • "United Jewish Community (UJC) is basically an amalgamation of 3 popular organizations which had similar goals. The United Jewish Communities officially changed its name as Jewish Federations of North America in the year 2009. This was to create a stronger brand and representation. The JFNA has a new logo too. It is easily rated among one of the most popular non-profit organizations in the world." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
  • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


  • North America


  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Alternative Spellings

UJC, United Jewish Appeal, UJA


  • "The UJC supports a network of social, recreational, and humanitarian services in cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. This organization was created in 1997 by the merger of the United Jewish Appeal, the Council of Jewish Federations, and the United Israel Appeal." (JPS)

Edit     Something missing from this entry? Inaccurate? Feel free to suggest an edit.