Match Needed by March 15th!!

We need your help to recreate Reher’s Bakery so that visitors on our Historic Bakery Tours can truly step into the shoes of its former owners and customers, and travel back in time to 1950s Rondout with all of their senses. We have brought together a stellar team whose combined professional and personal expertise will create a space where Reher’s Bakery’s former customers, newcomers, school kids and adult visitors alike will discover how immigration, community, work, and bread shaped the lives of Kingstonians past and present—and shapes our own lives--in profoundly personal ways. We have spent the last two years researching the history of this space and those who came here, and we have prototyped Historic Bakery tours with visitors of all ages. We have identified the objects we need to create an immersive space. NOW we just need your help to purchase the materials, and hire and train the staff to lead these tours.

Thanks to two generous donors, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $10,500 if we raise $10,500 by MARCH 15th. Please donate now...

Help Us "Raise the Dough"

Your support is essential for us to create unique exhibits, tours, and programs that preserve and present stories about immigration, community, work and bread in the Hudson Valley.

Your donation to the Reher Center is fully tax-deductible, through our fiscal sponsor, the Jewish Federation of Ulster County (EIN 14-1374486).

If you'd like to discuss naming opportunities in the historic Reher Bakery building, email

Last summer when we put the Reher Center Gallery together on a shoestring budget, we purchased only the cheapest and most necessary of equipment to mount exhibitions and host art openings. It’s unbelievable to see the progress we have made in just one year.

Our public programs have already grown to include K-12 education, film screenings, a book club, food workshops, and various other events and meetings.

Please consider helping us to fulfill our mission by purchasing some of the crucial equipment that we need to make The Reher Center Gallery into an even safer and more comfortable Community Table.

Your financial support will enable us to:

Mount and develop new exhibits and programs in our gallery

Research and outfit our historic bakery

Hire and train staff to lead a season of public programming going forward

Our Founders Circle provides the lifeblood of our institution through recurring and annual gifts. Join our family and help us rise.