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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


  • Tuesday August 10, 7:00 pm - An Evening with Sam Pallard - Emmy Award Winning and Oscar Nominated Director of I've Gotta Be Me.  Via Zoom.
  • Wednesday August 11, 11:30 am - Learn and Lunch Bunch - Hidden Secrets of the Catskills with Tony Musso.  - Creekside Park, 25 Victory Lane, Poughkeepsie
  • Thursday August 19, 7:00 pm - The stunning accomplishments of Jewish people raise a question no film has dared ask before: How do they do it?  Some of the world's most prominent thinkers tackle a mystery shrouded in ignorance and prejudice.  Screened via Zoom.  Speaker TBD.
  • Wednesday August 25, 11:30 am - Learn and Lunch Bunch - Jewish Comedy Hour with Arieh Neuwirth. - Creekside Park, 25 Victory Lane, Poughkeepsie
  • Wednesday, September 1, 8:00 pm - A Very Israeli Rosh Hashanah - A 1-Hour live virtual cooking class with 5 time James Beard Foundation Award-Winning Chef Michael Solomonov and New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author Adeena Sussman.
  • Thursday, September 2, 7:00 pm - New Year's Party - Revel 32 - Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie

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.

Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

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