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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.

We are in the office, Monday to Thursday, 9-5.

Please call 845-562-7860 or email rachel@jewishorangeny.org



We hope that the summer of 2021 will be safe enough to send our kids to camp and/or our teens to Israel. With that in mind, we are opening our scholarship application process.

  • Summer camp scholarships for Jewish children residing in Orange County.
  • Full and partial scholarships for educational programs and experiences in Israel for Jewish teens residing in Orange County.

Deadine is March 31st, 2021





Join us Wednesday, February 3rd 7PM with world-renowned artist Itzhak Perlman, as we launch a month of education, solidarity-building, and empowerment in support of people with disabilities, powered by the Jewish Federations of North America.


Register here...




Avram Mlotek is a rabbi, cantor, actor, and writer. A grandchild of Holocaust refugees and Yid-dish cultural icons, he has been named as one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by The Forward. That was before he co-officiated a wedding with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He is a founder of Base, an international home-centered ministry that works with millennial Jews worldwide, where he serves as Director of Spiritual Life.
Why Jews Do That-or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered is a terrific look into the Jewish religion, answering all the tough questions you've been afraid to ask. But this isn't just for the Jews among us. If you're Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, or the like, you too can enjoy an inside look to find out if Jews believe in Jesus, what kosher really is, and how we keep our yarmulkes secured to our heads. Some of the tough questions answered by Rabbi Mlotek include:

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 And much more!


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.

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.