Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County

Brings the community together. Fights anti-Semitism. Advocates for Israel. Provides PJ Library and adult Jewish education. Remembers our Jewish traditions. Looks forward to a vibrant Jewish future.

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A More Secure Jewish Community in Rockland County

Jewish Federation hopes you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. We want you to know that though Federation officers, board members, and staffers are working, virtually, it doesn’t mean we’ve stopped working for Rockland’s Jewish community. We’re working even harder than before, because though our mission now is the same as it has always been - to meet the challenges that rock the Jewish community - it’s not easy when we’re all so far apart.

And yet in the last ten weeks, Federation continues to offer adult Jewish education. It’s still making sure PJ Library books are getting to young families. It's taking on the ever-present danger of anti-Semitism and working closely with local and New York State law enforcement. It’s even running campaigns to raise much-needed money for other Jewish agencies.

Federation has always existed to meet challenges and crises, like the crisis we’re facing during COVID 19. But we cannot do it alone. We need your help.

It’s only with the support of people like you that Federation can continue to be a force for good in Rockland’s Jewish community.

Will you stand by us now? We promise. When this is over we will stand together, stronger than ever.

Thank you from all of us at Jewish Federation.

PS. If you need help, please call Jewish Family Services at 845.354.2121.

PPS. If you’d like to speak with someone about your past giving, contact Laurie at

Survey for Jewish education classes in the fall

Here, at Federation, we know how much you like our Adult Jewish Education courses. Over the years, we've offered a range of classes, taught by our top-notch teachers. We know you've liked the subject matter of these classes, because so many of them fill up, quickly.


With the fall schedule of classes not starting until October, we'd like to do something a little different. We'd like to put you in the driver's seat! We'd like you to choose the subject matter from which our teachers put together courses for you.


So, please take our survey and check off your top four categories from the eleven on this survey. The more we hear from long-standing students--and even those who haven't taken one of our classes but would like to--the better class experiences we can offer you this fall!


Thank you for your input!

Doing Jewish

It’s what we do every day. Whether it’s the food we favor…a bagel with shmear… or the drive to repair the world…tikkun olam, we Jews are there, especially in Rockland County, where there are plenty of opportunities. We plan to bring some of them to you every week, on Friday, for a new, sometimes fun, sometimes serious way for Doing Jewish.

  • Outside, it's summer with a vengeance. When it's hot and humid the way it is thes days, the last thing you want to eat for lunch or dinner is soup...unless it's gazpacho. The much loved cold soup of Spanish origin is healthy, delicious, and very popular. Here's a great gazpacho from Old Traditions/New Renditions, the cookbook dedicated to former rabbi Jeffrey Hoffman and Laurie Hoffman in appreciation for 20 years of “ food for thought" at Congregation Sons of Israel in Upper Nyack.


Community impact

THANK YOU everyone! You helped Federation fill these food boxes so Rockland Jewish Family Service could give them out to 275 Rockland families. You're all heroes! THANK YOU for helping Federation help our community.

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