Justice, Justice, Shall You Pursue…

March was officially National Women’s History month, which afforded an opportunity to consider the legacy of an extraordinary Jewish woman who passed away in 2020. There are hardly words enough to express our lingering sense of loss at the death of Civil Rights icon, gender equality champion and distinguished Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. … Read More

Federation Executive Director Dave Drimer’s Letter To the Editor Published in Kingston Freeman

Dear Editor: Israel is not a “rogue nation.” (“Israel isolating itself from rest of world, Eli Kassirer, August 15, 2021). The region’s only democracy, it’s a nation of laws affording equal protection to Jew, Christian, and Arab alike. Wherever Israel is viewed as a “pariah state,” it’s little to do with Israeli policies and much to do with anti-Semitism. We’re … Read More

Jewish Federation of Ulster County announces launch of county-wide Anti-semitism Hotline

24/7/365 Support for Victims of Systemic Bias; Will Field Anonymous Complaints Kingston, August 16 — A Hotline to report anti-Semitic incidents was launched today by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County (UCJF), according to a joint statement by the Federation’s president, Rondavid Gold, and its executive director, David Drimer.  The organization first announced the creation of the Ulster Co. Anti-Semitism Hotline in … Read More

2021 End of Year Reports From Our Committees

  Year End Treasurer’s Report The  Jewish Federation has undergone a number of changes this year.  Currently I am writing as the Federation’s Vice-President and past Treasurer.  Jeff Farber is our new Treasurer.  It has been a pleasure working with him and reviewing our finances.  He has gone through the budget, he is updating our Bank accounts and is working … Read More

Violence In Israel Continues – Read Updates Here

  The Violence in Israel Continues May 19, 2021 Despite talk of a ceasefire, the rockets from Gaza have continued unabated, and the IDF has responded in kind. However, a measure of calm has returned to mixed Jewish-Arab towns, with considerably less rioting and violence. Here are the main updates: Rocket Fire  More than 3,750 rockets have been fired into … Read More

Cy Gruberg Scholarships

Thanks to Dr. Cy Gruberg, of blessed memory, and the Jewish Federation of Ulster County,  $180.00 scholarships are awarded to local, college-bound, Jewish, high school seniors whose acts or deeds have made a most significant contribution to their school and our community. This year’s winning students have been notified and scholarships will be awarded at our Annual Meeting on Monday, … Read More

Jewish Federation of Ulster County (UCJF) Names David Drimer Executive Director

April 8 (Kingston, NY) – The Jewish Federation of Ulster County today announced David Drimer as the new Executive Director (ED), according to UCJF board president Rondavid Gold. He started full time in the position April 1. Drimer is a former national executive director of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest pro-Israel organization in the U.S., and former … Read More

Fall for Art to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with 2021 Juried Art Show & Sale

Kingston, N.Y.—Fall for Art, the primary community fundraiser for the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, will celebrate 25 years with its 2021 Juried Art Show and Sale. This event showcases and supports the talented artists of the Hudson Valley. Fall for Art committee chair Barbara Cohen said that Fall for Art is thrilled to be marking 25 years of supporting … Read More