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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.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton would like to sincerely thank our LIFE & LEGACY donors for their support. Your legacy gift will allow the Jewish Federation to care for those in need, strengthen Jewish life and create connections among Jews for years to come. Please click here to view our LIFE & LEGACY 2018 donor list.

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.

Programs

#GivingTuesday
Annual Meeting
Holocaust Art & Writing Contest
Holocaust Remembrance (Yom Hashoah)
Innovation Grants
Intro to Judaism
Jewish Dayton Dreams Big
LIFE & LEGACY Program
Men’s Philanthropy
Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History
Missions
Partnership 2Gether
PJ Library, PJ Our Way & PJ Grandparents
Presidents Dinner
ShalomDayton
Women’s Philanthropy
Young Adult Division (YAD)

Our 2018 LIFE & LEGACY Donors

Elaine and Matthew Arnovitz

Elaine and Joe Bettman

Jean and Todd Bettman

Larry and Cindy Burick

Rabbi Judy Chessin

Michele and Jay Dritz

Jacob Elder

Kathryn Elder

Marni Flagel

Cathy Gardner

Dr. Heath Gilbert

Juliet L. Glaser

Debby and Bob Goldenberg

Rochelle and Michael Goldstein

Ralph and Sylvia Heyman

Steven and Linda Horenstein

Beverly A. Louis

Sarah Moore Leventhal

Nochum Mangel

David and Joan Marcus

Milton Nathan MD and Ritva Williamson

Carole (z”l) and Bernie Rabinowitz

Marshall D. Ruchman

Alice and Burton Saidel

Andrew and Pamela Schwartz

Felice and Mike Shane

Janese and Daniel Sweeny

Tim Sweeny

Melissa Sweeny

Dr. and Mrs. Gary M. Youra

Private donors (3)

Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton – CEO

Cathy Gardner

Phone: 937-610-1555
Email: CGardner@jfgd.net

Cathy’s WHIM – Ignorance is Not Bliss

It’s hard to believe that in the year 2019, issues that seemed to be a thing of the past are not only still a part of our world, but growing in intensity.

Cathy’s WHIM – Stronger Than Hate

On October 27, 2018 – what was to be a peaceful Shabbat morning – 11 members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community lost their lives in a horrific act of hatred.

Cathy’s WHIM – Leaving a Legacy

When my 8-month old son, Noah, died in 1994, I was completely heartbroken. Losing my only child devastated me.

Cathy’s WHIM – Partners In Combating Hate: The Anti-Defamation League

This past weekend, I received a statement from the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. A 20-year-old man posted a video on Instagram on July 11th which showed someone shooting a semi-automatic rifle with the caption, “Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as local white nationalist Seamus O’Rearedon.”

Cathy’s WHIM – #Dayton Strong

Our city of Dayton has been inundated with an unprecedented amount of challenges in the past months. This weekend, the pain that has recently been felt in Pittsburgh, in Gilroy, and in El Paso, came to Dayton and it has impacted us all.

On being “The Best Little Jewish Community in the Country”

There is an abundance of activities in Jewish Dayton, including cultural, social, educational, and religious events for people of all ages.

Cathy’s WHIM – A Lasting Impression

Early on in my career, I moved to Chicago to work for the Hyatt Corporation. I was excited to be in a new city, with a new job, and to have the opportunity to meet new people.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

I love baseball. In fact, one of the items on my bucket list is to visit all of the baseball stadiums in the United States.

Cathy’s WHIM – Neighbors Helping Neighbors

While JFS continues to help our clients, we as a Jewish community can help our neighbors. By opening the Tornado Relief Fund, we will collect donations to be gifted from the Jewish Community as a whole, to the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership and the American Red Cross.

Cathy’s WHIM – Community Concerns – Community Response

The Whim (short for What Inspires Me) was developed to communicate to our community the inspiring stories that emanate from our work as a Jewish Federation. However, my Whim this week expresses not just the inspirational but the disturbing.

Contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

Upcoming Events

Sat 23

Kids’ Night Out

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Dec 12

JFGD Board Meeting

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Dec 27

YAD (ages 21-35) Chanukah Shabbat Dinner

December 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dec 29

Partnership Learn2Gether Session

December 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Jan 09

JFGD Board Meeting

9 January 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH

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