• 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. 


New PJ Library Rovers!


PT Help Wanted


PJ Library Rovers is a 12-month program that connects Jewish families through the exploration of iconic spaces in the mid-Hudson Valley.


We are looking for a PJ Library Rovers Engagement Ambassador to work with our PJ Library Program Director to create this exciting region-wide program. This is a part-time, 6 hours per week position for one year (with a possibility for continuation and expansion.) It's perfect for a stay-at-home parent. 


If you are an outgoing, energetic self-starter with a talent for networking and building relationships, send your resume to PJ Library or contact Melinda Margulies (914) 475-5566 for more information. A complete job description can be found here.



 Tisha B'Av 2016

Saturday night, Aug 13


Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

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