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

Sun 21

JCC & PJ Library Night @ the Drive In: Coco

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dixie Twin Drive-In
6201 N Dixie Dr
Dayton OH
Mon 22

CABF: Anschel’s Story with author Renate Frydman

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Beth Jacob
7020 N. Main Street
Dayton OH
Tue 23

Big & Little Yoga Class

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Tue 23

Tuesdays @ the J: Israeli Dancing with instructor Janifer Tsou

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Wed 24

CABF: Anschel’s Story with author Renate Frydman

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wright Memorial Public Library
1776 Far Hills Ave.
Oakwood OH

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