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.

Looking Back/Moving Forward

We’re sorry you missed seeing Looking Back/Moving Forward last night on Federation’s website. But don’t despair. We recorded it. That means it’s available for you to view right now (or later if you so choose) right here.


We think you’ll feel proud watching it. That’s because it’s only with YOU and donors like you that Federation was able to keep promises made to Jewish agencies and organizations before the pandemic so they could weather the pandemic.


We think you’ll find the four stories…about food insecurity, caring for the kids, the on-going presence of anti-Semitism, and keeping the community together…enlightening.


And once you’ve watched Looking Back/Moving Forward we hope you’ll support all the extraordinary efforts made for Rockland County’s Jewish community by Federation by making your donation to Federation today.


While we make our way, with strength and purpose, through the pandemic and economic upheaval, we want you to know: your donation today is more important than ever before.


Thank you from all of us at Federation.

Thank you to all the professionals and volunteers who made the making of this video possible.

Coming to a Zoom Session Near You:

Adult Jewish Education…Your Way

Recently, we asked you what kind of classes you wanted to take this fall. You told us, and we took what you said to heart. That’s why we’re excited to announce that classes for Rockland Federation’s Adult Jewish Education…Your Way fall semester are open for registration. Our stellar teachers are ready to get started teaching an excellent range of courses that will help you answer these questions:

  • Why is everyone so fascinated with “Shtisel” and “Unorthodox”?
  • Israel’s borders: where exactly did everyone say they are?
  • What was in that hole you dug up in Sinai?
  • The Middle Ages: how’d we do with the crescent and the cross?
  • Blacks and Jews together and apart: it’s always interesting, right?
  • What exactly did Hillel mean when he said that thing?
  • Is it really okay to boil the wine?
  • Was Babylon good for the Jews?

Remember: you don’t have to live in Rockland to take Rockland Adult Jewish Education—Your Way classes. If you’ve got a computer, an i-Pad, smart TV or smart phone and you’ve accepted Zoom into your life, you can sign up for any one or two of these eight classes and learn the answers to these burning questions…or at least some of them.


See you in September…the 30th to be exact!

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.

  • If you haven't finalized your menu for dinner and/or lunch for Rosh Hashanah, why not make a main course of something that's comfortably the same but really different?

    This recipe for brisket is inspired by Joan Nathan. It has flavors our bubbies were probably not used to but for those who like a little tang, this brisket may be just the thing to spice up a holiday meal.

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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