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

Tue 19

Tuesdays @ the J: Krav Maga

March 19 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Wed 20

YAD (ages 21-35) Purim Party

March 20 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Therapy Café
452 E 3rd St
Dayton OH
Sun 24

From Civil Discourse to Critical Conversations

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Tue 26

Tuesdays @ the J: Krav Maga

March 26 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Fri 29

Early Childhood CLOSED; K-Club OPEN until 4:30PM

March 29
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH

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