Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Jewish population in Dayton?

Current estimates place Dayton’s Jewish population at approximately 4,000.

Who do I contact for information about moving to Dayton?

Please contact our External Relations Director Cheryl Carne

Are the Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Services, and Jewish Foundation separate agencies in Dayton?

Our agencies operate as traditional organizations under one combined 501c3.

Do my children have to be Jewish in order to attend the JCC's preschool?

Children of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are welcome to attend the JCC’s Preschool.

Are programs and events exclusive to the Jewish population?

As a whole, we are an inclusive organization. Our events and programs are open to all.

Where can I learn more about the Dayton Jewish community?

To learn more about Dayton’s Jewish community, check out our Shalom Dayton section, located here.

Upcoming Events

Wed 20

Active Adults Dine Around

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MCL Cafeteria
4485 Far Hills Ave.
Kettering OH
Wed 20

CABS – Marra Gad

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wright Memorial Public Library
1776 Far Hills Ave.
Oakwood OH
Sat 23

Kids’ Night Out

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Dec 04

The Beat – Making Music at the J

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Dec 10

Community “Dine Out”

December 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
North China Restaurant
6090 Far Hills Ave
Centerville OH

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