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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

  • Wednesday, November 11, 11:30 am - Dutchess Tourism Update: Be a Tourist in Your Own Town with Melaine Rottkamp.  CLICK HERE to register.
  • Thursday, November 19, 7:00 pm - Movie Night In: Voyage of the Damned.  Special Guest, Debbie Sylvester.  Her grandfather, the Conservative Rabbi, and mother were passengers and survivors of the Voyage.  Join us as she shares her family's St. Louis' story.  CLICK HERE to register.
  • Wednesday, November 25, 11:30 am - Healing Inter-generational Trauma with Jamie Fleishman  CLICK HERE to register.
  • Wednesday, December 9, 11:30 am - Eight thing you never knew about Hanukkah with Cantor Devorah.  Cantor Devorah will be telling us things we never knew about Hanukkah!  CLICK HERE to register.
  • Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 pm - JFedDC Annual Meeting - Special Guest: Brad Orsini, SCN - Sr. National Security Advisor, Former FBI agent, to address the Rise of Hate.  CLICK HERE to register.
  • Sunday, December 13 - SAVE THE DATE - Community Chanukah Event - Details to follow.
  • Wednesday, December 23, 11:30 am - Annual holiday ugly sweater contest!  Please wear ugly sweaters!  Prizes given (eventually).  Come learn all about the holiday of Kwanzaa!!  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

November 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. 

CLICK HERE to donate.

Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

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