• Building community

  • Embracing diversity

  • Encountering the holidays

  • <br><br> Celebrating learning

  • Knowing Israel

  • Connecting people

  • Providing global assistance

  • Social justice and tikun olam

Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County

The power of the Jewish community to improve the world


The Jewish Federation of Dutchess County addresses the most critical needs of the Jewish community.


We ensure a vibrant, caring, connected and enduring local Jewish community. Globally we work with international partners to foster dynamic connections with Jews around the world, strengthening Jewish identity and taking care of Jews in need.


With a long tradition of compassion and tikun olam, Federation maximizes the collective impact of klal yisrael. We read the broader Jewish landscape, identifying current needs and planning to serve future ones. 


We raise and allocate funds that have impact broadly and deeply. Every donor helps take care of the vulnerable, build and nurture Jewish identity, advance our local interests and contribute to a vibrant and secure Israel. 




A big thank you to everyone who came out to make the day a HUGE success. 

Mitzvah Day Magic 2016


Starts Sat night, June 11

Candle lighting after 9:22 pm


Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

  • Organizations