Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County

Helps Jews in need in Rockland | Brings the community together when necessary
Advocates for Israel | Fights anti-Semitism | Provides free PJ Library books for young Rockland families
Provides adult Jewish education classes | Reenergizes synagogue life in Rockland
Remembers our Jewish traditions | Looking forward to a vibrant Jewish future

  • Midreshet Rockland: June 3-25, 2020 More info and to register

  • An Evening with Bari Weiss: New Date to Be Announced Soon

  • Need help? Contact us

  • Life & Legacy: to assure Jewish tomorrows in Rockland County Learn more

  • Beautiful Jerusalem

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

Adult Education

Midreshet Rockland

June 3-25, 2020

Midreshet Rockland June 2020 is taking registration now. Federation will continue to offer Zoom classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning June 3 and running through the end of the month.

Class titles include

  • The Shtetl
  • Modern East European Jewish History, 1772-1945
  • Food, Sex, and Other Fund Things You Didn’t Know About Leviticus

Doing Jewish

Friday Cooking

Finally! Summer weather is here. It took long enough, this year, didn't it? No matter...we're ready to get the grill all fired up with great recipes like this one that comes from "Old Traditions, New Traditions" the cookbook from Congregation Sons of Israel, Upper Nyack.

Have you got a great recipe for summer cooking you'd like to share with us? Send it to me at If you've got a picture, even better. Send that too!

Happy summer cooking!

We Need Your Help

RJFS’s Rhoda Bloom Kosher Food Pantry

RJFS’s Rhoda Bloom Kosher Food Pantry has been feeding those in need in Rockland County for many years. Today, with so many more in need of food, donations to the food pantry are even more critical. 100% of all the money raised for RJFS’s COVID19 fund will pay to keep on stocking the pantry and will help RJFS’s staff continue to deliver food to the homebound.

Assure Jewish tomorrows


How will you assure Jewish tomorrows in Rockland County?

In one way or another your life is rooted in Jewish experiences connecting you to Rockland County’s Jewish community. Chances are you already support local Jewish charitable organizations. But have you included these organizations in your will or estate plan? By leaving a legacy, you can assure that the institutions—and traditions—that mean so much to you today will exist for future generations.

By making a legacy commitment you can:

  • Convey your commitment to being Jewish.
  • Express values instilled in you by your parents and grandparents.
  • Perpetuate the Jewish traditions you cherish.
  • Preserve the programs and organizations that support Jewish life in Rockland County.

For information on how you can leave a legacy to the organization of your choice, please contact Barry Kanarek, 845-362-4200 x.170 or

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