• Leave a Lasting Legacy

  • PJ Library / PJ Our Way

  • Your VIP Pass to Jewish Orange County

  • NEW! Micro Grants

  • Jewish Book Council 2021-2022 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.

Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in Florida has left millions of residents without power and/or water and untold billions of dollars in property damage. While a number of communities were severely impacted, the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties and the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples were the hardest hit.

Jewish Federation’s Emergency Committee, a volunteer body that allocates emergency funds to address disaster relief, is preparing to make grants from our limited national reserves. Join us in supporting these efforts through our dedicated national mailbox HERE. 


Immediate and short-term needs already total $20 million and include:

  • Helping people make Aliyah to Israel 
  • Securing the local community and its institutions
  • Maintaining critical welfare services
  • Assisting internally displaced people in multiple locations.  
  • Launching an emergency hotline
  • Securing temporary housing for people in transit
  • Purchasing satellite phones to maintain communications across the region
  • Securing five Jewish schools and training staff to manage crisis needs


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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