Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton & its Agencies care
for those in need, strengthen Jewish life, and create connections
among Jews — acting locally, in Israel, and around the world.

Annual Campaign

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Annual Campaign has been raising funds for over one hundred years, supporting our local agencies, and providing for Jews in need in Israel and around the world.


Annual Meeting
Holocaust Art & Writing Contest
Holocaust Remembrance (Yom Hashoah)
Intro to Judaism
Jewish Dayton Dreams Big
Men’s Philanthropy
Partnership 2Gether
PJ Library, PJ Our Way & PJ Grandparents
Presidents Dinner
Women’s Philanthropy
Young Adult Division (YAD)

Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton – CEO

Cathy Gardner

Phone: 937-610-1555

Cathy’s Whim – Passing The Torch

I’ve always felt a deep connection to the Jewish community.

Cathy’s Whim – The Whim Is Taking A Vacation

The WHIM is taking a vacation this week.

Cathy’s Whim – OJC (and it doesn’t stand for Orange Juice Cocktail…)

I traveled to Columbus yesterday for the Ohio Jewish Communities’ Annual Meeting.

Cathy’s Whim – L’Dor V’Dor

This is one of my favorite times of year. Not for the weather…I’ve always despised the heat

Cathy’s Whim – Surpassing Our Goal

“A man at least has made a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” ~ David Elton Trueblood

Cathy’s Whim – Fiona, Four-Square and Summer Fun

I’m not really sure why running through the water sprinkler as a child demands peals of laughter and delight.

Cathy’s Whim – Help us Mold Jewish Dayton’s Future

As a transplant from Florida, I have my own college rivalries. When I arrived in Dayton, I could...

Cathy’s Whim – Grassroot Efforts Promote Change

Last night, I attended a screening of the movie Newtown. The award-winning documentary tells the...

Cathy’s Whim – Changed Perspectives

Last night, Judy Abromowitz and I traveled to Cincinnati for the American Jewish Committee’s...

Cathy’s Whim – Generation Z

Earlier this week, I attended the JCC Association of North America’s Biennial in Memphis,...

Contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

Upcoming Events

Wed 25

Men’s Event

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fifth Third Field
220 N. Patterson Blvd.
Dayton OH
Fri 27

PJ Library Shabbat in the Park

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Aug 08

JCRC Committee Meeting

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graeter’s Ice Cream, Oakwood
2412 Far Hills Ave
Oakwood OH
Aug 15

Annual Meeting

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH

Jewish Observer

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “He Who blessed our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and J [...]

Whaley concerned that support for Jewish state could become a partisan issue By Marshall Weiss, The [...]

Cincinnati-based study to be broadened to more Jewish overnight camps this summer By Marshall Weiss, [...]

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