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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
JCRC – Jewish Community Relations Council
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)
Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton – CEO

Cathy Gardner

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

Cathy’s Whim – Let Us Continue to Help, and Let Us Not Forget

Let Us Continue to Help, and Let Us Not Forget Today is Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day....

Cathy’s WHIM – Freedom for All on Passover

Over the past two weeks, we have seen hate once again come to the surface with two mass shootings – one of which greatly affected our friends in the Asian community.

Cathy’s WHIM – One Year

Often times, anniversaries call for a celebration. This past week marked a very important anniversary in our world, but this certainly is no time for celebration. It was exactly one year ago today that our staff would all be together working under one roof.

Cathy’s WHIM – Over 100 Years of Progress

This Monday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Many organizations around the globe will spend the day honoring the many incredible women of our world – past and present. We are no exception.

Cathy’s WHIM – Let Me Hear From You

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in multiple ways. One major change has been in the way people work. Email and phone calls now replace casual chats with co-workers. Zoom meetings have become a staple in our workdays.

Cathy’s WHIM – Supporting Innovation

When our Innovation Grants program was launched almost 10 years ago, the idea was to support unique, one-of-a-kind, and collaborative programs in our Dayton Jewish community. Over the years, we have seen many initiatives take shape; however, one in particular has grown from an idea to an integral part of Jewish Dayton.

Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. While many countries have their own Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th is a day for the entire world to take pause and honor the memories of those who perished, learn from those who have shared their stories of survival, and reflect on how we can ensure such an atrocity never happens again.

Cathy’s WHIM – Actions Beyond Words

As a leader, I am constantly asking myself in any difficult situation, “What is the right thing to do?” When considering the painful events from yesterday I feel we must act with the Jewish community in mind, using Tikkun Olam as our guiding star.

Cathy’s WHIM – A Virtual Visit

Recently I was talking to a community member, and the topic turned to our programming throughout the pandemic. They raved about what we have provided virtually, and how it has kept the community together during this crazy year. One comment this person made, though, really meant a lot. They said, “You couldn’t have done a better job.”

Cathy’s WHIM – Sharing the Light on Chanukah

This time of year, we usually gather with family and friends to celebrate the wonder and warmth of Chanukah. Like everything else in 2020, Chanukah looks a little different.

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Jewish Observer

Telling their own stories

Through SlidingDors, children of Holocaust survivors learn skills to keep remembrance alive By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Their parents didn’t talk about it when they were growing up. The children of Holocaust survivors didn’t talk about it with each other, either. Now, with markedly fewer Holocaust survivors each The post Telling their own stories appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Three monthly drive-thrus for Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival

With the topsy-turvy year we’ve had navigating the pandemic, Temple Israel will bring us a Purim celebration two weeks after Passover. This will be the first of three monthly Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival drive-thru events the temple will present this year on Friday evenings instead of the full-day The post Three monthly drive-thrus for Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Beth Abraham  to honor Women of Valor virtually, May 5

Beth Abraham Synagogue will honor seven women for their efforts on behalf of the Jewish and general communities when it holds its Tenth Women of Valor ceremony, streaming live via StreamSpot, Wednesday, May 5 at noon. Women of Valor 2021 honorees are Phyllis Pavlofsky Allen, Tara L. Feiner, Helen Ostreicher The post Beth Abraham to honor Women of Valor virtually, May 5 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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