• Leave a Lasting Legacy

  • PJ Library / PJ Our Way

  • 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

We have Some Exciting Events Coming Up.

Check Our Calendar For More Details!

Mitzvah Build Day: Sunday, Oct. 15th 8am-1pm


Calling All volunteers: Please sign up through the online sign-up portal at: Habitatnewburgh.org in the upper right there is a link to "Volunteer Hub"

Create a user profile, where you will have to sign/fill out all necessary information.

Please enter the Join Code: MITZVAH during the profile creation process. This will allow you to sign up for the specified "build day event" that is set up for us!

Please wear sturdy closed toed shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirts for insulation work, bring gloves if you have them and water also.

There will be a coffee break around 10am, light refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited and registration is required - so register today!

Major Givers Celebration!

Join The Jewish Federation in Honoring 

Joan & Michael Gittelsohn 

Elaine & Jack Slobod

at our Major Gifts Event with Speaker

Rebecca Zimilover

Senior Development Officer
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

RSVP by: 10/15

*613 or higher annual pledge

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Click on The Image Below To Register.

Help Us Kick Of Our 2024 Annual Campaign!

David L. Bernstein

Woke Antisemitism


Meet the author and learn why the Founder of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values

thinks that progressive ideology can harm Jews.

10/16/23:7-8:30p: Discussion with the author, open to the entire community

10/17/23: 3-4:30p: Workshop open to the entire


All events to be held at SUNY Orange, Middletown Campus

Free to the community. Registration and additional details to come.

Books available to purchase through Jewish Federation for $18

Click The Image Below To Register!

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

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

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.