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We Stand Together

It is with heartfelt sadness and determined resolve we join the worldwide community in one voice to condemn the recent terrorist attacks in France. In solidarity, the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County mourns the innocent victims of this past week’s violence and prays for those injured.

““We deplore these violent attacks,” stated Michael Siegal, chair of JFNA’s Board of Trustees, “not just against Jews and Jewish institutions but against the people of France and all those who value freedom and democracy.”

Together, with other Jewish Federations around the world, we stand united.

To make a donation to the France Emergency Fund, click here or send a check to France Emergency Fund, PO Box 2525, Poughkeepsie, NY  12603



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The Jewish Federation of Dutchess County and Poughkeepsie Public Library District

The 92nd Street Y Comes to Poughkeepsie

Adriance Charwat Meeting Room, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie



Michael Doran & Warren Kozak - The US, Iran and Israel: What Next? (Previously recorded)

The US embarked on unprecedented engagement with Iran at a moment when the Middle East has never seemed more volatile. What has it achieved?
Thurs, Feb 19 7:00 pm 



Simon Schama & Jonathan Safran Foer:  The Story of the Jews  (Previously recorded)

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, and affirmation of life against the steepest of odds?
Thurs, Mar 19 7:00 pm 



Henry Kissenger with Richard Haass (Previously recorded)

A talk about the history of the modern state. The Nobel Laureate draws on his deep study of history and experience as National Security Adviser and Secretary of State to share profound insights.
Wed, Apr 15 7:00 pm 



Happy Purim

Holiday begins sundown, Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Attend the community Purim Carnival 
Sunday, March 1, 10am-noon
​HVCC, 110 S Grand, Poughkeepsie

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Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

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