More on U4U

More on U4U

Many thanks for your wonderful article “Unite4Unity brings Synagogues together for Israel” but I do wish to correct one omission. Ari Hirt of Teaneck is our other partner in Unite4Unity, and he has been a core member from the outset supporting the mission and efforts of U4U.

Unite4Unity is an innovative, grassroots, lay leadership-driven organization that seeks to create interesting, dynamic, and social programming and opportunities for Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, unaffiliated and all Jews to interact, learn from each other, connect, and build relationships. U4U hopes to serve as a catalyst, fostering the unity of Jewish people by encouraging the various segments of the community to collaborate better and focus on the critical, transformative, inspirational, and existential issues facing us all.

U4U was founded by Ian Zimmerman and me in connection with our participation in the Berrie Fellows Leadership Program. We are assisted by others, including Ari, and work in conjunction with the JCRC, the Jewish Community Relations Council of The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.

If you feel passionate about building greater unity in the Jewish community and breaking down walls and silos and want to join our efforts please email us at We need great people who can both imagine a united Jewish community and do the work required to make this happen to join us.