Orangetown Jewish Center

8 Independence Avenue
Orangeburg, NY 10962

P: (845) 359-5920

  • Rabbi Paula Mack Drill
  • Rabbi Craig Scheff
  • Rabbi Ami Hersh
  • President: Matt Schierring
  • Kulanu (Education) Director: Rabbi Joseph Robinson
  • Youth Director: Sharon Rappaport
  • Music Director: Amichai Margolis

At OJC, everything is anchored in Torah, community and joy. When we say that the atmosphere is welcoming, inclusive and participatory, we really mean it. These ideals represent our highest aspirations; we strive every day to be the best we can be.

OJC offers something for every age and stage: vibrant programming for young children and their grownups, a ground-breaking youth education program (Kulanu – All of Us) for K – 7 and their families, an award winning United Synagogue Youth chapter (Na’aseh – Let’s Do It!), Rosh Hodesh Celebrations (moms with kids at home), Sisterhood, Men’s Club, OJSalon (Women 50 – 65), and Hazak (active retirees). On Shabbat, holidays and synagoguewide programs, all of these ages gather together as an extended intergenerational family.

Love to learn? OJC offers a broad and stimulating spectrum of ongoing learning programs, in and outside the walls of the synagogue.

Want to lift your soul? Join our Journey Group or seasonal healing service. Our Shabbat and holiday services are enlightening and soul-stirring. Travel to Israel with us – synagogue trips go once or twice a year!

Ready to repair our world? OJCafe is a restaurant that serves food to insecure families. OJC Pride educates, advocates and includes Jews in our community regardless of gender or sexual identity. Embracing the Environment teaches us to respect and protect the natural world. OJCSupportsU is a dedicated committee providing programming to ensure the destigmatization and empathic embrace of people and families dealing with mental health issues. Inclusion of Special Needs and Keruv for Interfaith Families work year-round to provide programming and education.

We are an egalitarian, Conservative congregation with a sixty year history in the county. We cannot wait to welcome you!