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

  • Sunday, November 2, 12:30pm - 2nd Annual Hit After the Holidays, Congregation Schomre Israel Side Lawn, 18 Park Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY - Concession stand will include kosher hamburgers, hotdogs, snacks and drinks.  Entrance $50 per team, T-shirts $8, Start your own team or come join an existing one!  Bringing together the community together and culturally reuniting everyone for a fun filled day of food, friends & wiffleball.  To register or for additional information contact Mark Klein at (914) 204-1190.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 6:00pm - The Presence of Their Absence - Speaker: Donna Kanter, film producer, to share the experience and journey.  Location: Bard College, Weis Cinema, Campus Center CLICK HERE to register.

  • Sunday, November 7, 12:30pm - The Rise of Hate - the Jewish & Christian Response, Part 3 - We will be looking at Hannah Ardent.  Framing an understanding of this terrible paradox and offering the prospect of genuine progress, this series will investigate the thoughts of four key Jewish and Christian Theologians. 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


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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 and youth trips to Israel. 

Click here to donate online.

Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

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