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Who is UJA Aspen Valley?

We are locals, part-timers, and people who come together to support the Jewish community in the Aspen Valley and around the world. Through our local advisory committee and community partner organizations, we secure funds, host community wide outreach events, and work to create and strengthen the Jewish community.

Local Programs We Support:

Engage the next generation in being Jewish

  • Religious school subsidies to Aspen Jewish Congregation (AJC), Chabad Jewish Community Center, and Neshama Center
  • PJ Library allows kids and their families to explore the timeless values of Judaism through free books delivered monthly
  • Schlichim, Israeli emissaries, connect the Colorado Community to Aspen Valley religious schools, helping student families deepen their personal connection to Israel
  • Summer camp scholarships ensure that all children in the Aspen Valley can experience Jewish summer camp
  • $1,000 Bnai Mitzvah Israel trip stipends help promote and deepen a strong connection to our Jewish homeland

Create Jewish Community Around Aspen Valley’s Passions

  • Skiing: Fund Golshim L’Chaim (Ski to Live), which brings disabled Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) veteran soldiers to Aspen for a week of healing and physical challenge
  • Music: We support Israeli students attending the Aspen Music School, enabling Aspen Valley children to meet their Israeli peers
  • Jewish Culture: Many of our programs are infused with Israeli culture which help to build living bridges between the people of the Aspen Valley and the land of Israel


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2016 UJA Aspen Valley Campaign Summary - Total raised $459,553 (+23% vs 2015). 41% National & Overseas Partners. 41% Local Programs. 14% Overhead & Administrative Fees. 4% Reserve.

Community Building Outreach Events

• Neshama’s Yom HaShoah program
• AJC Summer Concert
• Yom Ha’azmaut Celebration
• Locals’ Happy Hour
• World Cup Après Ski
• Premier Summer Event
• Lion & Pomegranate Luncheon

Overseas Programs

UJA Aspen Valley is committed to supporting Israel and other partner organizations working overseas, such as The Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and The Jewish Federations of North America. We provide significant funding to ensure that life-saving and life-enhancing services are available for those in need. This includes trauma counseling and financial assistance for families in Southern Israel and providing relief to thousands of poor, elderly Jews in the Former Soviet Union.

Leadership Committee:

  • Assaf Dory
  • Stacey Gardner
  • Melinda Goldrich
  • Richard Greenberg
  • Leonard Lansburgh
  • Rabbi Mendel Mintz
  • Richie Pearlstone
  • Julie Schlafer
  • Bradley Schlosser
  • Rabbi Emily Segal
  • Eden Vardy
  • Rabbi Itzhak Vardy
  • Nina Hawn Zale


  • Susan Weinberger

For more information please contact:

Susan Weinberger, sweinberger@JEWISHcolorado.org, 303.316.6481

Thank You To All of Our Annual Campaign Sponsors!

Jim Aresty
Jill & Jay Bernstein
Elaine & Robert Blatt
Community Banks of Colorado
Allen Cutler
Ellen & Gary Davis
Susan & Jon Diamond
Lori Dresner & the Dresner Foundation
Amy Elias & Richie Pearlstone
Debbie & Jerry Epstein
Bruce Etkin
Theba & Buster Feldman
Darlynn & Tom Fellman
Alan Franco
Julie & Martin Franklin
Martha & Donald Freedman

The Goldrich Family Foundation
Gitlitz Family Foundation
Marilyn & Dean Greenberg
Jamie & Bush Helzberg
Diane Goldberg Hunckler & William Hunckler
Sandy & Charles Israel
Bob Jacobson
Deborah Katz
Marian & Leonard Lansburgh
Laura & Gary Lauder
Lazarus Israel Opportunities Fund LLLP
Erika & Rob Leavitt
Warren Lichtenstein
Amy & William Lipsey
JoAnn Ross & Robert Morris
Esther & Craig Navias

Yosefa & Craig Platt
Barbara & Gary Goldstein
Kitzia & Richard Goodman
Andrea S. Gordon
Eileen & Richard Greenberg
Cintra Pollack
Robyn & Dale Rands
Julie & Dennis Ratner
Leslie & Russ Robinson
Nina & Joshua Saslove
Lorraine & Mark Schapiro
Julie & Steven Schlafer
Kathleen Schulman
Melanie Sturm
Lenny “Boogie” Weinglass
Nina & Milton Zale