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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.


Mission:  To perpetuate, protect, and enhance Jewish communal life and well-being locally, in Israel, and worldwide while supporting our greater local community.


Vision:  Culturally connect and support the diverse Jewish community of Dutchess County.


Values:  Tzedakah (charity), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), and Gemilut Chassadim (acts of loving kindness)


Our six areas of focus:

  • Community Building
  • Security/Anti-Semitism
  • Interfaith Programming
  • Support services
  • Israel Programming
  • Community Partnerships



Upcoming Events


  • Sunday, December 5, 3:00 pm - Community Chanukah Celebration/Story Walk - Temple Beth El
  • Wednesday, December 8, 11:30 am - Learn & Lunch Bunch - Conversations with an Art Curator with Robert Langdon
  • Wednesday, December 8, 7:00 pm - Jewish Federation Annual Meeting
  • Thursday, December 9, 7:00 pm - A Panel Discussion - Hate Crime: What it is, What it isn't
  • Thursday, December 16, 7:00 pm - Movie Night In - Rosenwald
  • Wednesday, December 29, 11:30 am - Eating Healthy during the Holidays with Namesh Bhhargarva, nutritionist.

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. 


Email us to join in!


The Voice

November 2021 - 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. 

CLICK HERE to donate.

Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

  • Organizations