• 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. 


Mitzvah Day 2017 is over.

But the impact remains.

The Birthday Bag project created birthday parties in a bag for more than 100 children!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out on this community day of service that aided more than a dozen Dutchess County agencies. 


Making planters. Taking care of the environment. 


Tisha b'Av

Begins Monday night
July 31, 2017


Although the book-a-month and parent-child reading experience remain the heart of PJ Library, Mid-Hudson Valley PJ Library also offers dozens of fun, unique, creative activities and meet-ups for Jewish parents, children and families. 


Learn more about PJ Library.



Our Regional Reach

Snapshot of the wide area served by the Jewish Federation

  • Organizations