Calendar & Events

Check out our community calendar below and click on the events listed to purchase tickets or for RSVP options.

Mitzvah Mission – St. Vincent de Paul & People and Paws

Boonshoft CJCE 525 Versailles Dr., Centerville

JFS is hosting another Drive Thru Mitzvah Mission! Prepare frozen, unbaked macaroni and cheese casseroles following the required recipe and directions below. Drive thru the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education (CJCE). JFS will take your donations of frozen casseroles and pet supplies and provide you with a sweet treat in return. If you […]


Coming of Age Experiences: An on-line exhibit of photographs and stories

Virtual Event

In recent months, Dayton’s JCRC engaged participants from Dayton, Ohio, San Antonio, Texas, Budapest, Hungary, and the Western Galilee, Israel to explore their Coming of Age experiences, marking their transition from adolescence to adulthood.  Participants included teens, young adults, and life-long learners. For some participants it was a recent moment and for others, it was filled with memories of […]


Yom Hashoah Remembrance Program

For our 2021 Virtual Yom Hashoah Program, we recognize and honor our Jewish Dayton Survivors who continue their legacy of education, service and leadership. Please join LIVE us as we share their impact and honor their stories on Sunday, April 11 at 4PM. Click here to register to receive your livestream link After registering, you […]

JFS Connects 2.0

Join Jewish Family Services for the launch of JFS Connects, a biweekly time of socialization and fellowship with others! Due to COVID-19 and the colder weather, we are spending more time indoors, isolated from friends and family. It is important, now more than ever, that we stay connected with those around us. Aleka Smith, MSW, […]

CABS: Leslie K Barry “Newark Minutemen”

Click here to register!  Based on a true 1930s story, Newark Minutemen tells an unforgettable tale about forbidden love, intrigue and a courageous man’s search for avenge. During the heart of the Great Depression, Yael Newman fatefully meets Krista Brecht, daughter of the German-American Nazi high command. When his affections turn real, his friends warn […]

An Exploration of the Jewish Short Story

Do you like to read, but don’t have time, so you prefer short stories? Have we got a new program for you! Once a month, or every so often, read a Jewish short story (and we mean short), and come to a follow-up discussion. You will make new friends, renew your current friendships, and deepen […]

Bringing Israel Home with Chef Micael Solomonov

JCC Association is partnering with Chef Michael Solomonov, five-time James Beard Foundation award winning chef of Zahav in Philadelphia, on Bringing Israel Home, a 16-week full-flavored online culinary series to experience the ingredients, spices, places, and people that make up Israeli cuisine. Beginning January 13 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (and airing every subsequent Wednesday night at 8:00 pm Eastern through April 28)  through Vimeo.  […]

Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival

Temple Israel 130 Riverside Drive, Dayton

A Taste of Jewish Cultural Festival at Temple Israel creates opportunities for all who wish to learn more about Jewish traditions, history, customs, and faith. In past years, over 2000 people have turned out to enjoy music and stories, learn about rituals, Torah, and holidays, taste brisket, falafel and challah, play games, and learn that […]

Community Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration

Celebrate Israel's 73rd birthday with Dayton's Jewish Community! Featuring outdoor music from Marc Rossio and Grant Halasz, a kosher Israeli box lunch by Rochel Simon for $10, strolling entertainment with Comedy Juggler and Ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn, along with Israeli snacks and activity bags for kids!  Join us for music, food and fun — all from […]

Free – $10

JCC Nature Hike

Holes Creek Park Centerville-Washington Park District 8575 Yankee Street, Dayton

The Centerville-Washington Park District installed a multi-use trail through Holes Creek Park in summer 2016. The project was funded in part through a Clean Ohio Trails grant and spans 3,900 feet from the north end of Holes Creek to Spring Valley Pike, and approximately 2,100 feet from W. Spring Valley Pike to Silverlake Drive (at […]


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