Jewish Federation of Ulster County A community-building organization that enriches Jewish life locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world by helping those in need and fostering Jewish values for the greater good. One Albany Avenue
Suite G-10
Kingston, NY 12401
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Dear Friends of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County,

We are all saddened by the terrible events last week in France. Many of you have asked how you may help and show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the French Jewish Community. We thought you would like to know that there was a nation-wide conference on Monday by our parent organization, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) updating our community about the situation. The speakers included:

Cnaan Liphshiz, a Jewish Telegraph Agency correspondent, whose beat focuses on the mosaic of cultures, languages and traditions that is European Jewry, and Paul Goldenberg, director of the Secure Community Network (SCN), the national homeland security initiative of JFNA and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Paul regularly consults with Jewish organizations in the United States and around the world on security-related matters and in the wake of terrorist attacks such as the ones perpetrated in Paris this week.

They reported about life in France right now for the 500,000 Jews who live there (making them the second largest diaspora community, after the U.S.) and what they anticipate the future to hold.

JFNA is asking that we request donations be directed to a special “France Emergency Fund” to help with security needs in France, as well as the victims’ families.

Donate Here:
Donate at the JFNA website You may also send your check to:
UCJF at One Albany Ave.
Suite G-10
Kingston, NY 12401

Thank you for your concern and for responding.

Harriet Miller, President, Jewish Federation of Ulster County and Arlene Gould, Executive Coordinator

Thanks to your support, we provide for community locally, in Israel and globally.
Our programs:
  • Support local synagogues and food pantries
  • Offer humanitarian assistance to the elderly and needy at home through Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
  • Build Jewish values and awareness among students at Hillel, SUNY New Paltz
  • Offer educational and camp scholarships
  • Provide programs for Ethiopian newcomers and at-risk youth in Israel
  • Arrange training for doctors from the former Soviet Union to practice in Israel
  • Support the cross-cultural work of the the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History at the Rondout in Kingston.

As a member of the Jewish Federations of North America's network (JFNA), we partner with them in supporting these FOUR programs.

Lunch and Learn
in Dimona, Israel
Lunch and Learn Ulster County Jewish Federation
Hesed Eliyahu in
Tbilisi, Georgia
Hesed Eliyahu Ulster County Jewish Federation
Lunch and Learn provides an extended school day and a nourishing hot meal to nearly 500 at-risk students in 13 elementary schools across Dimona, Israel. Learn more... The elderly Jews in Georgia are some of the poorest in the world. Last year Hesed Eliyahu provided critical services to 1.376 individuals.
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Lod, Israel
PACT in Lod Israel Ulster County Jewish Federation
Community Garden
in Lod, Israel
Community Garden in Lod Israel Jewish Federation of Ulster County
When Jews in Ethiopia fulfilled their dream and moved to Israel, they faced a complex and challenging transition. PACT prepares children
in kindergarten for success in 1st grade.

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In the community garden, multiple generations
of Ethiopian-Israelis can connect and share their heritage, ensuring that the Ethiopian experience and traditions are transmitted to the next generation.
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With your generous support, the Jewish Federation of Ulster County raises and distributes funds for humanitarian aid, and advances Jewish community locally, in Israel, and around the world. For more information email us.