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 – Simply Grateful

Our 2018 Annual Meeting took place last night. It was a wonderful evening.

Cathy’s WHIM – The Tug Of Yiddishkeit

I’ve read many articles throughout the years about what activities have the biggest impact on one’s Jewish identity. Not surprisingly, summer camp is toward the top of the list.

Cathy’s WHIM – Small but Mighty

When I moved to Dayton almost 6 years ago, I was amazed at all of the wonderful things our city has to offer. Admittedly one of the things that surprised me most was our baseball team.

Cathy’s WHIM – Strategic Planning at the National Level

Having grown up in a household where Federation was an integral part of my life, it seemed only natural that as an adult, I myself would become immersed in Jewish communal work.

Cathy’s WHIM – What’s Old is New Again

I can’t think of any book in my young adulthood that had more impact on my life than The Jewish Catalog.

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

Contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

Upcoming Events

Fri 24

PJ Library Shabbat in the Park

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Orchardly Park
343 Wonderly Ave.
Oakwood OH
Thu 30

Women’s Leadership Meeting

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sep 16

YAD Apple Picking

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monnin’s Fruit Farm
8201 Frederick Pike
Dayton OH
Oct 03

PJ Our Way & B’nai Tzedek Event

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Oct 04

Next Level Fundraising

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH

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