GREENWICH – In 2010, UJA Greenwich launched the Jewish Community Center of Greenwich to expand its local efforts in building a vibrant local Jewish community. Now, the two organizations, which have co-existed under the same roof for nearly eight years, have announced their merger.
The boards of both UJA Greenwich and JCC Greenwich unanimously approved the union of the combined entity, which is called UJA-JCC Greenwich. The move follows two years of discussions. Pam Ehrenkranz, who served simultaneously as chief executive of both separate organizations, continues in her leadership role as head of the combined organization.
Also continuing in their roles are Leah Schechter, the JCC’s assistant director, who will serve will in that capacity for the combined organization and Tracy Daniels, Women’s Philanthropy and PJ Library director.
“Our goal is to leverage the best of both entities and take our vision to the next level, building on our achievements as catalysts of Jewish life,” said Ehrenkranz.
Schechter agreed, noting that “UJA-JCC Greenwich combines the strengths of its twin engines to yield a powerhouse center advancing Jewish community needs in Greenwich and around the world.”
“The math here is that one is greater than two, that one gift now has double the power” added UJA-JCC Greenwich President Scott Simon.
According to Ehrenkranz, UJA-JCC will continue its focus on philanthropy, and building Jewish communities in Greenwich, Israel and around the globe, as well as on a broad range of programs in the areas of arts, film, community service and families.
For program information, visit ujajcc.org.