Orangetown Jewish Center

8 Independence Avenue
Orangeburg, NY 10962

Krista Bohn
P: (845) 359-5920

  • Rabbi Paula Mack Drill
  • Rabbi Craig Scheff
  • Rabbi Ami Hersh
  • President: Matt Schiering
  • Kulanu (Education) Director: Rabbi Shelley Kniaz
  • Youth Director: Sharon Rappaport
  • Music Director: Amichai Margolis

The atmosphere at OJC is warm and welcoming, inclusive and participatory. We invite you to join us in prayer, study, social action—and interaction. We welcome your participation and input in helping us shape our committed and vibrant community.

Our mission is centered on building Jewish community through moments of belonging in our physical house of worship, at gatherings across our broader community, and pathways provided online. We make it our goal to inspire and engage families culturally, religiously, educationally, and spiritually. To that end, 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). 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? 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!