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.

Do a Mitzvah This Chanukah


In our tradition, we call Chanukah the miracle of lights. Each night, after we light each candle in our menorahs, we take part in another tradition; we give and get gifts.

This year COVID and the economic downturn has meant not everyone will get gifts.

That’s why it’s a perfect time to take our Chanukah traditions both “on the road” and online and give a gift to someone who isn’t on your list.

#RocklandShinesWithHope


Let us shine these lights as beacons of hope, peace, acceptance, and the promise of a bright future for all of Rockland.

Last Chanukah, Rockland County was devastated by a senseless act of hate and violence in Monsey. This Chanukah, let us come together to show our unity against hate and divisiveness. No one should be afraid to display their menorah or any other holiday decoration or symbol. Show your Jewish neighbors that you stand with them by taking part in this simple yet meaningful act of unity, both in your home and on social media, and show the entire community that we stand opposed to hatred and violence. We are stronger together.

Do You Wish You Could Make Your Money Multiply Itself?

Here’s Your Chance To Make It Happen!
 

If you have never given to Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County, now’s the time. Every new donation that’s made to Federation between now and December 31, 2020, will be matched at 100%. 

With your gift, here’s what you’re accomplishing. You’re helping Federation extend much needed help to organizations who have stepped up to meet the needs of those suffering through the pandemic. That includes support for isolated Holocaust survivors, child care scholarships for essential workers, and food to fill the shelves at Rockland Jewish Family Service’s Rhoda Bloom Kosher Food Pantry. 

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.

  • This will be a Thanksgiving like no other. Why not try a new recipe you’ve never tried before…like this Smoked Pumpkin Soup from Jessica Trokel, executive director at New City Jewish Center. She says it’s a family favorite. Let us know if it becomes a family favorite of yours, too! Happy Thanksgiving!

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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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Dec

13

CSI< Nyack presents the Nathan Cember Lecture Series

Congregation Sons of Israel 300 North Broadway
Nyack, 10960

Dec

20

JCC Rockland Virtual Founders Celebration

Nancy Adler 450 West Nyack Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994

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