January 11, 2021 - We're hiring - Executive Director Career Opportunity

Executive Director

The Jewish Federation of Ulster County, Inc., a small non-profit organization based in Kingston, N.Y., is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day Federation operations, reports to the Board of Directors, and provides professional support to leadership and members.

The position qualifications are:

  • Past experience working for a multifaceted non-profit organization
  • Demonstrated ability to build close relationships within communities
  • Ability to foster the creation of a sustainable fundraising model
  • Staff and donor management experience
  • Leadership ability and experience in the areas of major gift solicitation, annual giving campaigns, social media/e-fundraising, and fundraising events
  • Ability to manage simultaneous, multiple projects, set priorities, meet deadlines
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills with people at all levels and in all settings relevant to the mission of the organization
  • Grant research and writing experience
  • Strong writing ability
  • Exceptional leadership, management, supervision and motivational skills.  Functions well as the leader of a participative, engaged organization, fostering a trusting and respectful environment
  • Ability to relate to a diverse environment including Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, community leaders, interact with stakeholders with grace and respect
  • Ability to function productively in a fast-paced environment
  • Good judgment, discretion, confidentiality, diplomacy and patience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, database programs, social media platforms and website management
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
  • Execute other responsibilities as needed


Please submit Letter of Interest, Resume and Salary Requirements to the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, Inc. at resumes.ucjf@gmail.com

December 28, 2020 - For immediate release

The Jewish Federation of Ulster County will present its 6th Day of Jewish Learning in 2021. Coordinated by Rabbi Ellen K. Triebwasser, the event will be held virtually on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Though we’ll miss gathering in person as we’ve done successfully in years past at SUNY Ulster, the virtual format will enable everyone, near and far, to attend, with no parking or worries of driving in wintery conditions.

“We’re very excited about our upcoming Day of Jewish Learning,” Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser said. “Our teachers are still finalizing their offerings, but participants can expect a wide range of topics including Listening to the Voice of our Mothers, A Brief History of Tu b’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, the New Jewish Environmental Movement, the Deeper Meaning of Food through Chasidic Tales, and much more.”
Sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m., followed by an informal virtual coffee from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Additionally, Day of Jewish Learning will feature an hour of storytelling for children and families, presented by the Federation’s PJ Library Program Coordinator Desirée O’Clair.

The following presenters will share their knowledge and offerings:

Gail Albert, Woodstock Jewish Congregation

Rabbi Shir Yaakov Feit and

Renee Finklestein, Kol Hai: Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal

Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, Rhinebeck Jewish Center

Julia Indichova

Judith Kerman

Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, Woodstock Jewish Congregation

Avigayil Landsman

Sarah Litvin, PhD, Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

Julie Makowsky, Hudson Valley Hospice Chaplain

Desirée O'Clair, PJ Library Ulster Program Coordinator

Carol Fox Prescott

Rabbi Yael Romer, Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

Rabbi Charna Rosenholtz, Boulder, Colorado

Sally Shore-Wittenberg, Kerhonkson Synagogue Congregation

Registration is in progress at www.ucjf.org. Donations will be accepted, with a suggestion of $18.