41.6 miles south west of Dayton, 59 minutes away, Judaism is thriving at Miami University of Ohio. With an undergraduate student body of over 15,000, and with roughly 40% of students coming from outside the state of Ohio, and 1,000 of them being Jewish, the University is a multi-cultural melting pot. A key ingredient to the mix has been Hillel at Miami University, where they steadily add doses of Jewish culture to campus and the surrounding city of Oxford, Ohio year round.
The Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton is the philanthropic agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. It offers not only donors the ability to leave behind a legacy and support all kinds of causes they love locally and across the world, it also gives the community a resource to grow and thrive through grants and scholarships. These opportunities are a direct reflection of 100 Days of Tikkun Olam in our Dayton Jewish community.
The stress and strain of everyday life can take it's toil. Pile on kids, work, life style changes, or all of the above and sometimes the toil can feel double, triple, or quadrupled. Local mom and JCC fitness instructor for Insanity Lauren Baumgarten knows how it feels. After having her second child Adina, she wanted to combat those feelings, and the sedentary lifestyle cycles that can come from them.