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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

Mon 30

Intro to Judaism Virtual Class

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 03

JFS Advisory Board Meeting

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dec 05

Dayton Junior Youth Group (grades 6-8) Scavenger Hunt

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Greene
4452 Buckeye Ln
Beavercreek OH
Dec 07

Intro to Judaism Virtual Class

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jewish Observer

69 years later, DP camp friends reconnect

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Ruth, I’m going to call you Regina,” Ira Segalewitz said from his home in Kettering when he saw his childhood sweetheart for the first time in 69 years, via Zoom on Nov. 8. “Call me whatever you want, just call me!” Ruth Brandspiegel The post 69 years later, DP camp friends reconnect appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Learning from our ‘precedential’ election

By Rabbi Benjamin G. Azriel, Temple Beth Or Electing a “precedent” is never an easy time for a community. Evaluating values, learning about the history of the concepts, incorporating morality into our lives are all parts of determining the precedent that we will elect. At Makor, Temple Beth Or’s Sunday The post Learning from our ‘precedential’ election appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Libby Copeland: DNA testing reveals family secrets, complicates identity

By Sophie Panzer , Jewish Exponent In 2012, a woman named Alice took a DNA test and expected it to reveal that her entire family hailed from Irish American and British ancestry. Instead, the test revealed that half her DNA was Ashkenazi Jewish. Her attempts to understand the results and The post Libby Copeland: DNA testing reveals family secrets, complicates identity appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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