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  • 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

Join Federation for our 47th Annual Meeting 

Sunday, June 11th at 10AM   In-person     Kol Yisrael - 290 North St., Newburgh

 Orange County synagogues and organizations will honor special individuals who have shown outstanding service as their Volunteers of the Year:


  • B'Nai Torah Shul: Barbara Martus
  • Congregation Agudas Israel: Ann Gross
  • Congregation Beth Hillel: Pam Carroad, Jane Friedland, Joe Herzog, David Jalazo, Lauren Mandel, Fred Nelson    
  • Congregation Eitz Chaim: Paula Spector, Diane Soss, Judi Berman, Karen Celidonio, Toby Schack, Doris Rubinsky, Jessica Brenner
  • Jewish Family Service: Arlene Strong, Stacey Finklestein, Jason Heller
  • Jewish Federation: Susan Notar
  • Kol Yisrael: Matk LaKritz
  • Monroe Hadassah: Daryl Bailin
  • Monroe Temple: Ellen Levine 
  • Monroe Temple Sisterhood: Beth Glass
  • Newburgh JCC: Carole Weintraub
  • Temple Beth Jacob: James Kostenblatt
  • Temple Beth Jacob Sisterhood: Lorraine Wernow
  • Temple Beth Shalom: Shari Rake
  • Temple Beth Shalom Sisterhood: Robin Bordman
  • Temple Sinai Joe Fox, Nicole and Dave Johnson

Election of Trustees will be held, only members in good standing may vote.

(Membership requires a minimum gift of $36 to the 2022 Campaign.)

Brunch will be served, dietary laws observed. No solicitation.


Minutes of 2022 Meeting, NJCC Annual Report, Endowment Beneficiaries, Volunteer of the Year Bios can be found here, Volunteer of the Year Bios can be found here.

Registration required. Sponsorships available. 




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

Our Zachor Antisemitism Initiative will have an opening for a new part-time director at the end of June. Flexible, 8 hours per week. Work from home or our office in Newburgh.
Please see the job description here and contact Wendy,
Director@JewishOrangeNY.org or  845.562.7860 to apply or with any additional 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

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.

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.