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As everything is very fluid and constantly changing, please check the organizer's website regarding any upcoming programs for the latest status.

Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County

The power of the Jewish community to improve lives



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 peoplehood, and taking care of those at risk.


With a long tradition of compassion and tikun olam, the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County maximizes the collective impact of Klal Yisrael. We read the broad Jewish landscape, identify current needs, and make plans to serve future ones. We raise and allocate funds that have impact broadly and deeply. Every donor who contributes to the Federation takes care of the vulnerable, builds and nurtures Jewish identity, advances local Jewish interests, and contributes to a strong and secure Israel and global Jewish world. Join us.



Upcoming Events

In accordance with social distancing while still being there for you, the learn (and lunch) bunch will be meeting via ZOOM!!  Feel free to eat your own lunch, while we learn. This program presented and made possible by jfed will be free of charge. Donations at this time are greatly appreciated! It is our continued wish that the community stays safe and healthy! Feel free to call the office if you need help installing Zoom on your phone or your computer.

  • Wednesday, June 10, 11:30 am "Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research" with Joan Carl.  CLICK HERE to register
  • Wednesday, June 24, 11:30 am - Movie: "If These Knishes Could Talk" - Documentary on the New York Accent - Some adult language, viewer discretion advised. CLICK HERE to register.
  • Thursday, June 25, 7:30 pm - Movie Night In: Hidden: Concealed Childen, Hidden Identities - Documentary - Parents forced to make an unbearable choice. Children thrust into a foreign new life. Jewish identities blurred forever.  Special appearance and talk by director Gidon Ormon.  CLICK HERE to register.

PJ Library Mid-Hudson Valley


The PJ Library books and the reading experience are the heart of the PJ Library program. But we also host dozens of creative, fun activities and meet-ups for parents, children and families right in your own backyard. 


Email us to join in!


The Voice

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The Howard Lynne
Scholarship Fund


...because a Jewish future depends on it.

The Howard Lynne Scholarship Fund was created to strengthen the Dutchess Jewish
future by providing aid to families for Jewish education. 

CLICK HERE to donate.

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Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

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