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OUR LEADERSHIP

Our professional and volunteer leaders bring a wealth of experience and expertise, reflecting the unparalleled diversity and dynamism of New York’s Jewish community. They work side by side with our professional staff to address today’s most pressing problems and plan for tomorrow.

Amy A. B. Bressman

President

Deeply committed to the Jewish people her entire life, Amy believes that taking an active role in shaping the Jewish future is both a responsibility and an opportunity. Before becoming UJA’s president, Amy served in a number of positions at UJA. Most recently, she focused on Jewish identity and next-generation engagement, and was chair of the Jewish Life Department.  

Amy has also served on UJA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Her earlier involvement included being on the Executive Committee of Business and Professional Women and the National Women’s Young Leadership Cabinet. During that time, she founded the New York Young Couples Division and was honored with the Leadership Development Division’s Humanitarian Service Award. 

Amy has held a number of leadership positions at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, including serving on its Executive Committee. She was the first woman chair of Park Avenue Synagogue. She was a Wexner Heritage Fellow, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Town School, and vice chair of National Hillel.

A proud native of Wichita, Kansas, Amy previously had a career at IBM in marketing. She and her husband, Robert, have three children: Will (and Lindsay), Teddy (and Ali), Ellie (and Matthew), and two grandchildren. She currently lives in Manhattan.

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David L. Moore

Chair of the Board

David has held a variety of leadership positions over his decade-long involvement with UJA, most recently co-chairing the annual campaign. He’s passionate about improving the lives of fellow New Yorkers and strengthening the Jewish community.

Professionally, David is chairman and CEO of Moore Holdings, which invests in and manages a variety of private companies, and is a partner in Sonostar Ventures, LLC, an investor in start-ups and public securities. 

Over the years, David has served on UJA’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, as well as the Finance and Allocations Steering committees. He is a member of UJA’s Wall Street Strategic Council and co-chaired the Private Equity Division. David has had longstanding involvement with The Jewish Board, and was the 2019 recipient of their Saul Z. Cohen Leadership Award. He is also committed to a wide range of educational, social service, and communal organizations, including the City Parks Foundation, Central Synagogue, and Amherst College. 

David believes in sharing the importance and scope of UJA’s impact with all New Yorkers. As a speaker who knows how to hold an audience, David has appeared as a professional stand-up comedian. He’s also a minority owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA team. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Lori, and their two children.

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Eric S. Goldstein

CEO

Eric is a longtime active member in the Jewish community and served in a number of senior lay positions before being appointed UJA-Federation’s CEO in 2014. Before joining UJA, Eric was a leading partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Eric has served as vice chair of UJA’s board, has been a member of UJA’s Executive Committee, and served as chair of the Lawyers Division, the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal, and the Global Strategy Task Force.

He is a founding board member of Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and has served as chair of the board of Manhattan Day School; a board member of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), a UJA-Federation partner; president of the Beth Din of America; a board member of the Ramaz School; and was an honorary board member of DOROT, also a UJA-Federation partner.

In 2013, Eric received the Torch of Learning Award from American Friends of the Hebrew University. He was a participant in the Wexner Heritage Program. A native of Brooklyn, Eric lives in Manhattan with his wife, Tamar, and their four children.

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