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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

  • Thursday, April 8, 7:00 pm - Fighting White Supremacy - The event will be a public conversation between Amy Spitalnick, the executive director of Integrity First for America & Taneisha N. Means, professor of political science at Vassar College. Integrity First for America is the organization leading the legal fight against the white supremacists, neo-nazis and other "very fine people" who were behind the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and then the coup attempt on January 6.
  • Wednesday, April 14, 11:30 am - The Presidents and the Jews: The visions of our founding fathers with Rabbi Shlomo Krasner, Congregation Schomre Israel
  • Sunday, April 18, 1:00 pm - Lunch & Learn North - This Month's Topic - The Early Modern Period - Francesa Sarah of Safed and Theresa of Avila
  • Wednesday, April 28, 11:30 am - Following the Sawmill Creek with Linda Lynton, Artist. She will show her work down by the Sawkill and give us a tour of her studio.
  • Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 pm - Movie Night In - The Spy Behind Home Plate with special guest speaker writer and director Aviva Kempner.
  • Wednesday, May 12, 11:30 am - Learn & Lunch Bunch - Count Me In! with Rabbi Vicki Axe
  • Sunday, May 16, 1:00 pm - Lunch & Learn North - This Month's Topic - The Twentieth Century - Eleanor Roosevelt and Trude Weiss-Rosmarin
  • Wednesday May 26, 11:30 am - Learn & Lunch Bunch - Effective Communication with Joan Carl

For more information and to register for events, CLICK HERE.

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. 


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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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