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.

February is Jewish Disability Month

From diverse communities across North America, we are coming together to harness our collective power to break down barriers to opportunity and inclusion. Join us in helping advance policy that empowers individuals with disabilities to achieve maximum independence.

Week Two: Breaking Barriers

  • Mental Health & Isolation
    Monday, February 8, 3 p.m.
    Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies
  • Ready, Willing & Able: Israel’s Disability Trailblazers
    Wednesday, February 10, 12 p.m.
  • Supporting & Including Youth with Disabilities
    Wednesday, February 10, 7 p.m.
  • Networking & Community Building Workshop
    Thursday, February 11, 3 p.m.

Hamantaschen Wars: Announcing the Winner

Federation is proud to announce the winner of its first ever Hamantaschen Wars. Bragging rights go to Jaclyn Goldberg for the best hamantaschen recipe in Rockland County courtesy of David Kolotkin, who judged all entries. Congratulations Jaclyn Goldberg. You also win a one-on-one conversation with Chef Kolotkin to discuss any element of cookery or bakery, whether hamantaschen or something else of your choice.

 

Have you made your hamantaschen this year? Perhaps you'd like to try one of the recipes here. Chag Sameach! Happy Purim! 

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.

  • Rabbi Ariel Russo of Congregation Sons of Israel in Upper Nyack shares a message about Purim with us. She mentions the masks we wear to keep safe these days but also the masks we wear to keep it all together when everyone--children and adults alike--are struggling. She speaks of how the Jews of Shushan knew that control of life was fragile, and how today it's the same. 

     

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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