JFedDC's Statement on Anti-Semitic Assaults in Region - CLICK HERE to Read

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

  • "A Jewish Welcome" Baby Expo, Sunday, January 12, 2020 - We are looking for vendors to come and offer their services and products for new or expecting parents/grandparents.  To become a vendor or for more information please send email to PJLibrary@JewishDutchess.org.

  • Lunch and Learn North - The Rise of Hate - Part 4, Sunday, January 19, will be discussing Dr. Martin Luther King's take on hate.  CLICK HERE to register.

  • PJ OurWay Leadership Lalapalooza, Monday, January 20, Oakwood Friend's School, more information to follow.

  • Hevreh Ensemble Concert, Sunday, January 26, FDR Library & Museum. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

  • The War Before The War, Andrew Delbanco book discussion and signing, Sunday, February 9, 2:00pm, FDR Library & Museum, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park 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

January 2020 - Click image to view
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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 and youth trips to Israel. 

Click here to donate online.

Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

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