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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.


Red Sea Diving Resort Panel Discussion

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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 June 6, 2:00 pm - Panel Discussion: The real story behind the Secret Exodus of Ethiopians to Israel 
  • Wednesday June 9, 11:30 am - Learn & Lunch Bunch - Welcome back to Learn & Lunch Bunch! Come sing Shehecheyanu as we transition into being together live! Join us into the re-entry of seeing each other.  Creekside Park, 25 Victory Lane, Poughkeepsie
  • Wednesday June 23, 11:30 am - Learn & Lunch Bunch - The Sexual in the Sacred: A Chassidic woman speaks out on the Jewish view of sexuality with Hindy Borenstein.  Creekside Park, 25 Victory Lane, Poughkeepsie
  • Wednesday June 24, 7:00 pm - Movie Night In - In 1948, a ragtag band of Jewish-American WWII pilots volunteer to fight for Israel in its War of Independence. Guest speaker: Abby Rubenfeld, daughter of Milton Rubenfeld, a US Flight Officer who volunteered as one of the Machalniks who fought for Israel in 1948 Israeli War of Independence.     
  • Wednesday July 14, 11:30 am - Muriel Horowitz - Stories to Make us Smile! Come listen to stories by Muriel, who indeed, always makes us smile through her storytelling! - Creekside Park, 25 Victory Lane, Poughkeepsie
  • Wednesday July 28, 11:30 am - Lunacy - A Time All Our Own - THe history of the Jewish lunar cycle, leap months, where holidays fall, why Rosh Hashanah can be in October one year and on Labor Day the next. - Creekside Park, 25 Victory Lane, Poughkeepsie

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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. 


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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. 

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Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

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