About Us

The Jewish Federation of Dutchess County is your key to the Jewish community. We serve the Jewish population of the greater Dutchess County area regardless of affiliation. Our annual community fundraising campaign provides for our local agencies, the Jewish Community Center of Dutchess County, the Community Hebrew School of Dutchess County and the Jewish Family Services of Dutchess County. In addition, we also participate in the National efforts on behalf of Israel and Jewish communities around the world by contributing funds to the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) as well as individual projects of importance; the Jewish Federation is your way to be part of something greater than yourself and improve the lives of many people around the globe.

What We Do

Among the programs the Federation organizes throughout the year to bring the community together are Mitzvah Day (through JFS), the Annual Meeting, Yom HaShoah, the community Hanukkah candle lightings around the county and speakers throughout the year.

In addition, in partnership with other local Jewish organizations we cosponsor cultural events and starting in 2010 our own local March for Israel.

Our Community Relations Committee represents the consensual voice of the Dutchess County Jewish community on issues concerning Israel, Jewish Security, and domestic issues of concern to the Jewish community.

Get Updates


We connect the community by publishing the community newspaper The Voice and by sending the weekly e-mail Jewish in Dutchess. If you are not receiving them and you would like to, just email us your name, address, phone number and email Address and we'll put you on the list - it's that simple!

Our History


As a local Federation, we are also part of the Jewish Federations of North America (formerly United Jewish Communities and UJA) and heirs to the proud history of the Federation Movement. Learn more.

The Federation makes a difference both at home and around the world. Here are a few great examples.

  • The Root of Jewish Life

    Federation’s roots in the Jewish community run deep. Find out how Federation is making the difference in every area of Jewish life.

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    Federation’s roots in the Jewish community run deep. Find out how Federation is making the difference in every area of Jewish life.

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    Federation’s roots in the Jewish community run deep. Find out how Federation is making the difference in every area of Jewish life.

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  • Finding Family in Israel

    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away from home and new friends while serving in Israel.

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    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away from home and new friends while serving in Israel.

    Read her story.

    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away from home and new friends while serving in Israel.

    Read her story.

    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away from home and new friends while serving ...

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    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away ...

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    With Federation paving her way, this “Lo...

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  • Making a Home in St. Petersburg

    The former Soviet Union is home to some of the world’s poorest Jews. learn how Federation is helping one family overcome difficult circumstances.

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    The former Soviet Union is home to some of the world’s poorest Jews. learn how Federation is helping one family overcome difficult circumstances.

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    The former Soviet Union is home to some of the world’s poorest Jews. learn how Federation is helping one family overcome difficult circumstances.

    Watch now.

    The former Soviet Union is home to some of the world’s poorest Jews. learn how Federation is helping one family ove...

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    The former Soviet Union is home to some of the world’s poorest Jews. learn ...

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    The former Soviet Union is home to some of the ...

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