Get Involved

Get Involved!

Support Our Work in the Community

Each year, UJC helps thousands of people. Whether donating or volunteering, your support provides critical help that is not funded by government agencies or foundations. We rely on volunteers to pack and deliver meals, work in our office, and help in other areas. We cannot provide services without your help. Thanks for your support!

Volunteer with UJC

Volunteers are needed to help with the Food Pantry, serve lunch during the week and deliver meals to homebound seniors. We welcome ideas for new classes and trips for our seniors and if you would like to share your skills or interests by teaching a class.

Or, if you’d like to lend a helping hand for one of our parties, let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

How You Can Help

Donate Today, and Help Mend the Safety Net

UJC offers a wide range of social services and community programs for seniors as well as for families and children. Your donation underwrites critical needs that are not funded by federal, state, city funds or foundation support.

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Visit Our Thrift Shop

If you want to buy something elegant, funky or just plain fun, shop at the Vintage Thrift Shop. All proceeds from the shop help UJC strengthen the Lower East Side — and donations of gently used items are tax deductible.

Village Thrift Shop
286 Third Ave. (between 22nd & 23rd Streets)
212-871-0777

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Take a Walking Tour

Explore the Lower East Side & Beyond

Step back in time and explore the essential historical sites of the Lower East Side, the Upper West Side, and Jewish Harlem. Our experienced guides get you inside access to the sacred sites that reveal the early 20th century and how it has evolved to reflect today’s changing culture.

Tours include:

  • Shuls of Grandeur on the Lower East Side
  • Crossing Delancey Walking Tour
  • Bialystoker the Beautiful
  • Jewish Gangs of the Lower East Side
  • Upper West Side South
  • Jewish Harlem Walking Tour
See Public Tours

Private Tours

Interested in a tour but can’t make it on that date? We would be happy to arrange a private tour for your group.

Schedule a Private Tour

School Groups Welcome

What better way for your students to learn history than to explore it themselves. We have specially-prepared educational workbooks that help your students get the most from their walking tour experience.

See School Tours