• Leave a Lasting Legacy

  • PJ Library / PJ Our Way

  • Your VIP Pass to Jewish Orange County

  • NEW! Micro Grants

  • Jewish Book Council 2020-2021 Virtual Events


  • WINNERS: 2021 Stop Hate Challenge




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 Stand With Israel: Statement of Solidarity 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County stands with Israel and its people who are under attack. We are devastated by the violence that has been indiscriminately targeting Israeli civilians and perpetuating terror. We mourn the deaths of those who have been killed in the barrage and extend our prayers for a speedy recovery to those who have been injured. 

The violence is deeply personal for many members of our community who have friends, family, and loved ones living in Israel and fearing for their lives.

We also recognize that images of violence in the holy city of Jerusalem during Ramadan and Yom Yerushalayim are deeply painful to both Muslims and Jews. There is no justification for indiscriminate violence against innocent people. We pray for peace and an end to the escalation of violence and further loss of life.

Pray for the well-being of Jerusalem;  “May those who love you be at peace. May there be well-being within your ramparts,  peace in your citadels.” Psalm 122:6-7



We are one month into our Virtual Walk to Israel and we have traveled 1074 miles! That puts us one third the way across the Atlantic Ocean.  We are going to need your help to make it to Israel by Rosh Hashanah. It couldn't be easier--after you sign up you can join our Strava Club or manually log your miles. You can walk, run, bike, Peloton, rollerblade--you name it. It's fun, easy, and helps support your Jewish community.
We may have been staying home this past year but that can't stop our hearts from being with our family in Israel. We need your help as our community attempts to travel a cumulative 5,681 miles to get us from Orange County, NY to Jerusalem before Rosh Hashanah!
PLUS send us pictures so we can post on social media and cheer our community on!
                                                         Sign up today here.
Details on how to track your progress will be sent following your registration.

LIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County that promotes after-lifetime giving to benefit the Orange County Jewish community. Through training, support and monetary incentives, LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish Organizations to integrate legacy giving into their philanthropic culture in order to assure Jewish tomorrows.

Jewish Family Service is Celebrating 37 years! 

Join them for their Annual Meeting and welcome their new
Executive Director, Jill Marie Rothschild

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 6:30PM

Braeside Camp 640 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940


Honoring Jack Berkowitz, who has been a donor, a cheerleader and supporter for the Kids Connect program for many years.

Refreshments will be served. We will be adhering to CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Please RSVP to info@jfsorange.org or 845-341-1173 x 300 by July 23rd to assist us in our efforts to maintain safety for all.

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.