Among the programs the Federation organizes throughout the year to bring the community together are Mitzvah Day, Israel Independence Day celebrations, Yom HaShoah, and the Jewish Film Festival.
The Jewish Federation of Dutchess County is your key to the Jewish community. We serve the Jewish population of the greater Dutchess County area regardless of affiliation. Our annual community campaign supports local agencies and programming including PJ Library, Hebrew education through scholarships, senior programs, cultural events, Medical Lending, and The Voice, the monthly Jewish newspaper, and Jewish in Dutchess, a weekly email of information about local Jewish activities.
In addition, Federation participates in national efforts on behalf of Israel and Jewish communities around the world by contributing funds to the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) as well as individual projects of importance.
The Jewish Federation is your way to be part of something greater than yourself and improve the lives of many people around the globe.
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We connect the community by publishing the community newspaper The Voice and by sending the weekly e-mail of local happenings, Jewish in Dutchess. If you are not receiving these publications and would like to, email us your name, address, phone number and email address, and we'll put your name on the list - it's that simple!
As a local Federation, we are also part of the Jewish Federations of North America (formerly United Jewish Communities and UJA) and heirs to the proud history of the Federation Movement. Learn more.
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