• Building community

  • Embracing diversity

  • Encountering the holidays

  • <br><br> Celebrating learning

  • Knowing Israel

  • Connecting people

  • Providing global assistance

  • Social justice and tikun olam

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 identity and taking care of Jews in need.


With a long tradition of compassion and tikun olam, Federation maximizes the collective impact of klal yisrael. We read the broader Jewish landscape, identifying current needs and planning to serve future ones. We raise and allocate funds that have impact broadly and deeply. Every donor helps take care of the vulnerable, build and nurture Jewish identity, advance our local interests and contribute to a vibrant and secure Israel. 



Community Day of Service


It's Mitzvah Day 2017!


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What is it?  One day a year when the entire Jewish community comes together to make a difference in the lives of our Dutchess neighbors.

Where is it?  All over Dutchess County!

Who is it?  Anyone who wants to garden, paint, repair, bake, assemble, read, sing or help out in many other ways.

Online registration starts April 1.

For information contact Karen Hochhauser or Jewish Federation at (845) 471-9811

Passover 2017

Begins Monday night, April 10

Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

  • Organizations