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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, September 30, 7:00 pm - Movie Night In - The Keeper - The Keeper, is the lvoe story of a young English woman and a German POW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy.  In collaboration with Poughkeepsie Public Library District.
  • Sunday, October 3, 2:00 pm - United Against Hate March - Join us at Market and Main Streets, Poughkeepsie as we walk together in unity to Waryas Park.  In collaboration with Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights and Dutchess County African American Clergy Association.
  • Thursday, October 7, 5:30 pm - 4th Annual Federation Celebration - Here Comes the Sun, The Grandview, Poughkeepsie
  • Wednesday, October 13, 11:30 am - Learn and Lunch Bunch - Scam Prevention with Brian Jones.  Learn new techniques for protecting yourself.  Location: Congregation Schomre Israel, 18 Park Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Wednesday, October 27, 11:30 am - Learn and Lunch Bunch - A card makes all the difference and you can too!  Joanne Heckman from RSVP will help us make cards for residents in nursing facilities.  Costumes welcome for our annual costume contect.  Location, Congregation Schomre Israel, 18 Park Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY

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


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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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