• Leave a Lasting Legacy

  • PJ Library / PJ Our Way

  • Your VIP Pass to Jewish Orange County

  • NEW! Micro Grants

  • Jewish Book Council 2023 Events


  • 2023 Stop Hate Challenge Instructions

  • 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


Saturday, April 15, 2023  at Temple Sinai  75 Highland Ave., Middletown

In conjunction with the Levine Speaker Series. Doors open at 8:30PM. Enjoy an intimate evening of desserts, drinks and a comedic view of a serious topic!


Joel Chasnoff and Benji Lovitt will discuss topics from their new book, which will be available for purchase at the event.

Teen/Parent program Sunday, April 16th 10AM at Temple Sinai: 
“Israel Behind the Headlines” 

Designed for teen and their parents. How can we expect teens to advocate for Israel and discuss the conflict without a foundation of knowledge, pride, and love? We will explore the Jewish people’s special connection to Israel and discuss how Israel is both similar to and different from America in women’s and LGBT rights, gun control, and other hot-button issues. Teens may be surprised to learn that while Israel isn’t perfect, in many areas it’s one of the most progressive countries in the world. 

Free and open to the community. Sponsorships available to defray costs.


Registration required HERE.


On March 27th, we joined Stand Up To Jewish Hate, a new campaign to educate all Americans about the rise of antisemitism and mobilize people outside the Jewish community to help us address growing hate and intolerance.

We are asking everyone to post and share #? on social media, using the blue square emoji on your phone, as a simple but powerful unifying symbol of solidarity. 

Here are a few actions you can take to #StandUptoJewishHate and join this national movement:

  • Post and share #? - an emoji already available on most mobile devices - on your social media channels, email signatures, and text messages, alongside a message of support against hate and intolerance.
  • Speak up and share your personal story with antisemitism
  • Follow the #StandUpToJewishHate campaign at @StandUpToJewishHate on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok to keep up-to-date with ?and learn more about antisemitism.
  • Visit www.StandUpToJewishHate.org to subscribe to the Foundation’s “From the Command Center” e-newsletter to learn more about how antisemitism is spreading online, learn ways to identify and report it, and find helpful tools and resources around antisemitism
  • Support the fight against antisemitism by making a contribution
Together, we can educate and empower more Americans to join us in the fight to Stand Up to Jewish Hate.

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.

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

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



06 to 13 APR



2nd Night Seder

Temple Beth Shalom 13 Roosevelt Ave
Florida, NY 10921