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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.

Jewish Observer

Interview by Marshall Weiss The Observer Although Dr. Jack Bernstein estimates he’s run between 60 to 100 medical studies over his career as an infectious disease physician, the trials for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine this fall marked the first for him and his wife, Maryann, as participants. An emeritus professor at The post Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jack Bernstein: Take the vaccine appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Chabad & Hillel staff, Federation staff  & officers recovering from Covid-19

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Montgomery County’s increased Covid-19 cases have impacted three local Jewish community organizations: Chabad, Hillel Academy, and the Jewish Federation. At the end of November, three rabbis with Chabad and two of their wives began testing positive for Covid-19: Chabad Directors Rabbi Nochum and The post Chabad & Hillel staff, Federation staff & officers recovering from Covid-19 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Best of Moment Magazine’s Ask the Rabbis feature in new book

By Toby Klein Greenwald, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish robots? This is one of the “pressing questions of modern life” taken on by 61 rabbis in Can Robots be Jewish? published by MomentBooks and Mandel Vilar Press. The topics they parse are far more immediate, relevant, serious, and The post Best of Moment Magazine’s Ask the Rabbis feature in new book appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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