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, September 8, 3:00pm - Award winning American Journalist Yardena Schwartz will be speaking about the challenge of reporting on the Middle East and the Gaza tunnel situation in particular. Event is free but seating is limited, reservations are required.  CLICK HERE for reservations.
  • Sunday, September 15, 12:30pm - Launch of our Northern Learn & Lunch Bunch with Rhinebeck Reformed Church and Dr. Bruce Chilton from Bard College - Part 1 of a Part 5 series on The Rise of Hate.  For logistics and food planning purposes, reservations are required.  CLICK HERE to reserve your seat.  
  • Sunday, September 22, 5:30pm - Taste of Israel cookbook launch and food tasting from Adeena Sussman at Heritage in Wappingers Falls CLICK HERE to register.
  • 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.

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

September 2019 - 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 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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