• Leave a Lasting Legacy

  • PJ Library / PJ Our Way

  • Your VIP Pass to Jewish Orange County

  • NEW! Micro Grants

  • Jewish Book Council 2023 Events


  • Read the Winning Entries Here

  • Zachor Antisemitism Initiative




Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County


Since 1977, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County has been working to build a strong Jewish community that enriches people’s lives, helps those in need, and embraces all Jewish families. With member support, our recipient organizations in Orange County help thousands of people here at home and through the Jewish Federations of North America, aid Jewish communities at risk in Israel and around the world.

Federation office hours vary. If you call and get no answer, please email director@jewishorangeny.org.

While you're reading this, your gift is impacting Jewish lives around the world.

From North America to Ukraine to Israel and across 70 other countries - your gift impacts lives around the world.


Through Federation, You Can Do Good That Goes Everywhere



Partial Jewish Summer Camp
& Israel Experience Scholarships
For Jewish children residing in Orange County.


The amount of each award depends on individual need as well as the number of applications received. Parent/guardian must be member of our Federation.

Complete the application online here.

The Jack and Jessica Blinkoff Israel Scholarship


A full award covering the cost of one trip to Israel, given to one special 11th or 12th grade student,
based on need and merit.


 Deadline for Scholarship applications is March 31st. 

Please email sharon@jewishorangeny.org 
with any questions.




Temple Beth Shalom, Florida, NY, seeks part-time office assistant to rabbi and board of trustees with professional and pleasant phone manner for in-person position. Ideal for a highly motivated, self-directed individual willing to train.  Responsibilities include use of Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. Fifteen hours/wk. @ $17/hr.  APPLY HERE


Meet Author Israel Bitton 
Sunday, February 12, 2023 4PM via Zoom

A Brief and Visual History of Antsemitism
A uniquely designed book that covers the phenomena of anti-Jewish hatred from ancient times to the present day. Featuring Augmented Reality technology that allows readers to use a free app to pull up the incredible trove of related archival materials from vintage radio and television broadcasts to 3D objects of key landmarks that can be examined up close, enabling this work to be a truly immersive educational experience. NEW...Sponsorship opportunities now available. See registration page for details. Register here. FREE and open to the entire community.

All Access Pass – your VIP pass to explore Jewish life in Orange County on your terms.


Together with Jewish synagogues and organizations across Orange County, the All Access Pass gives you and your family access to Jewish cultural, social and educational programs across the county for one full year for only $100.

Don’t sit on the sidelines. Get connected! The future of the Orange County Jewish community is in our hands.  


Go here to get started.

Jewish Experience Scholarships


Need-based scholarships to Jewish families residing in Greater Orange County for Jewish educational programs and experiences including Religious School/Hebrew School at Federation-affiliated synagogues, youth group conventions including USY, NFTY, BBYO, Young Judea, and Hadassah, and other Jewish Experiences upon approval by the Scholarship Committee. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Read more and download the application here.

Jewish in OC Micro-Grants


The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County is excited to announce our first ever round of Jewish in OC Micro-Grants!


Goals: The goal of this program is to bring out new ideas in the Orange County Jewish community which will bring the community together, connect people to the community, positively impact the community, and help the community learn and grow together.


Read more and download application here.

Your legacy can support any of these 
Orange County Life & Legacy Community Partners:


  • Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County
  • Jewish Family Service of Orange County
  • Newburgh Jewish Community Center
  • Congregation Agudas Israel
  • Congregation Beth Hillel
  • Congregation B’nai Torah
  • Congregation Eitz Chaim
  • Monroe Temple Beth-El
  • Temple Beth Jacob
  • Temple Beth Shalom
  • Temple Sinai

Amazon has made plans to wind down AmazonSmile by February 20th. Until this date, your purchases made via AmazonSmile will continue to accrue funds for us.

Amazon will keep supporting thousands of charities across the U.S. in many ways, and focus on the areas they believe can help create an even greater impact. Their long-term commitment to communities remains the same: They are determined to help create a better world for their customers, their employees, and the communities they serve across the country.