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2024 Presidents Dinner was a Success!

2024 Presidents Dinner was a Success!

The 2024 Presidents Dinner was a resounding success! Over $400,000 of pledges were made to the Annual Campaign. Your pledges help us continue our mission of caring for those in need, strengthening Jewish life, and creating connections among Jews- acting locally, in...
Don’t Miss This Opportunity!

Don’t Miss This Opportunity!

Don’t Miss This Opportunity! As a child, I attended Sunday school, went through confirmation, and spent my summers at Jewish camp. In my young adulthood, I traveled to Israel, and eventually lived there and became an Israeli citizen. And subsequently, I’ve spent the...
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Feedback is Important

Feedback is Important As the CEO of the Federation, I am often the first person to receive feedback for our programs. Usually, critical feedback can be amplified louder than positive feedback. Constructive criticism is useful because, ultimately, it provides us with...
LIFE & LEGACY- 2024 National Conference

LIFE & LEGACY- 2024 National Conference

Last week, Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Executive Director of Development and Strategy Janese R. Sweeny joined with colleagues from across the U.S. and Canada for the 2024 Life & Legacy Leadership Conference in Springfield, Massachusetts. The conference was...
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New Report on Antisemitism

New Report on Antisemitism  Earlier this month, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Tel Aviv University published the Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide for 2023. Not surprisingly, there was a sharp increase in antisemitism in 2023, with a significant number of...
LIFE & LEGACY- 2024 National Conference

Still Fighting for Our Freedom

We hope everyone had a wonderful Passover! It was a very nice time for our community to come together and celebrate the freedom and perserverance of the Jewish people. It was also a difficult time, as we know there are still over 100 hostages being held captive in...
LIFE & LEGACY- 2024 National Conference

Six Months

Six months have passed since the tragic and heinous events of October 7th in Israel. Six months of incredible heartbreak, devastation, and sadness. Over 1,200 Israel lives were lost, 134 hostages remain in Gaza, and over 600 IDF soldiers have lost their lives in...
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Telling the Story Through Dance

As a child, I went through a phase where I wanted to be a ballerina. I was in awe of their poise, beauty, and grace. My desire to be a ballerina was alas, just a dream, but my appreciation for dance remained.   Dance is a universal language. Performers convey a...
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There Is More to The Story

We have all heard the phrase, “There is more to the story.” Oftentimes, the stories we see in the news and online give us an overview at best, but what is missing is the human connection. So when a story includes first-hand accounts, it broadens our view, allowing us...
LIFE & LEGACY- 2024 National Conference

The Aftermath of October 7th in Israel

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Israel focused discussions this week. The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton hosted one Zoom and two in-person panels on the aftermath of October 7. The stories- at times- were difficult to hear, but it is important that...

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