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 20

First Day of Preschool

August 20
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Tue 21

Tuesdays @ the J: Shulchan Yarok: Once a Month Farmer’s Market

August 21 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Tue 21

Tuesdays @ the J: Mosaics with Cathy Gardner

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Tue 21

Tuesdays @ the J: Israeli Dancing with instructor Janifer Tsou

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Wed 22

Celebrate Israel @ 70: An Evening with Golda Meir

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH

Jewish Observer

By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel Having served as Temple Israel’s director of education f [...]

Jessica Michna will present her one-woman show, Golda Meir: The Journey, on the evening of Wednesday [...]

When Sofer (Jewish ritual scribe) Rabbi Yochanan Salazar visits Beth Abraham Synagogue to evaluate i [...]

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