• Leave a Lasting Legacy

  • PJ Library / PJ Our Way

  • Your VIP Pass to Jewish Orange County

  • NEW! Micro Grants

  • Jewish Book Council 2021-2022 Events


  • WINNERS: 2021 Stop Hate Challenge

  • 2021 Jewish Film Festival

  • Zachor Antisemitism Initiative




Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County


Since 1977, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County has been working to build a strong Jewish community that enriches people’s lives, helps those in need, and embraces all Jewish families. With member support, our recipient organizations in Orange County help thousands of people here at home and through the Jewish Federations of North America, aid Jewish communities at risk in Israel and around the world.

Federation office hours vary. If you call and get no answer, please email director@jewishorangeny.org.



We want to notify you about an incident in Newburgh on October 20, 2021 involving a city councilman. A video shows him using offensive language toward Jews in expressing his frustration with some gentrification occurring in his neighborhood in Newburgh.
The Federation has issued the statement below and News 12 will be running a story, in which our Director, Wendy Cedar gave an interview.
Federation President Harvey Kallus, our CRC committee chairs, and our Zachor Antisemitism Initiative team crafted the statement and are open to additional dialogue, should Mr. Shakur be open to it. This statement has been sent directly to Mr. Shakur through the City Council website to give him the opportunity to reach out to us. It has been sent to the media as a press release.

Meet Dr. David Frey

Sunday, November 7th 2PM

Kol Yisrael, 290 North St., Newburgh, 


Please join us for a conversation concerning the significance of diversity and immigrants to our nation with Dr. David Frey, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the United States Military Academy.



Dr. Frey’s most recent research has centered on the Ritchie Boys Project. 


Many of the trainees from Camp Ritchie were Jewish refugees who played a crucial role during the Second World War. The story of refugees did and continues to contribute to the defense of our nation and deserves greater recognition than received.


This is a FREE hybrid event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Orange County, Zachor Antisemitism Initiative


In-person attendees will be contacted after registration to provide 
proof of vaccination and must wear a mask at the event.



All Access Pass – your VIP pass to explore Jewish life in Orange County on your terms.


Together with Jewish synagogues and organizations across Orange County, the All Access Pass gives you and your family access to Jewish cultural, social and educational programs across the county for one full year for only $100.

Don’t sit on the sidelines. Get connected! The future of the Orange County Jewish community is in our hands.  


Go here to get started.

Jewish Experience Scholarships


Need-based scholarships to Jewish families residing in Greater Orange County for Jewish educational programs and experiences including Religious School/Hebrew School at Federation-affiliated synagogues, youth group conventions including USY, NFTY, BBYO, Young Judea, and Hadassah, and other Jewish Experiences upon approval by the Scholarship Committee. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Read more and download the application here.

Jewish in OC Micro-Grants


The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County is excited to announce our first ever round of Jewish in OC Micro-Grants!


Goals: The goal of this program is to bring out new ideas in the Orange County Jewish community which will bring the community together, connect people to the community, positively impact the community, and help the community learn and grow together.


Read more and download application here.