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.


Annual Meeting
Holocaust Art & Writing Contest
Holocaust Remembrance (Yom Hashoah)
Innovation Grants
Intro to Judaism
JCRC – Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Dayton Dreams Big
Men’s Philanthropy
Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History
Partnership 2Gether
PJ Library, PJ Our Way & PJ Grandparents
Presidents Dinner
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 – A Personal Perspective on Moving Forward

WHIM (What Inspires Me) is a post by Cathy Gardner, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater...

Cathy’s WHIM – When Crying Is More

This week I finished reading the book “Hum If You Don’t Know the Words” by Bianca Marais. I was incredibly touched by the ending.

Cathy’s WHIM – Eternally Grateful

Over the past six weeks, there have been times where many of us have perhaps struggled to feel anything outside of worry, fear, and stress. The Coronavirus pandemic has changed our world dramatically.

Cathy’s WHIM – The Fifth Question – Why Is This Year Different?

I’ll never forget the first Passover Seder I conducted on my own.

Cathy’s WHIM – Leadership In Times Of Crisis

Within the past month or so, there have been lots of changes – big ones, little ones, and everything in between. Most of our lives are completely different than they were “pre-coronavirus.”

Cathy’s WHIM – Our finest hour

March normally brings about the promise of Spring, the excitement of the NCAA basketball tournament, and preparations for Passover. Instead, we find ourselves grappling with the uncertainty of what will happen in the coming weeks and days.

Cathy’s WHIM – Business as Usual – Plus

Over the past month, our news feeds have been inundated with stories about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). What started out as a few cases abroad has turned into tens of thousands of cases worldwide, with some of the infected in Ohio only hours away from Dayton.

Cathy’s WHIM – Small but Mighty

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of traveling to Washington D.C. for the Jewish Federation of North America’s FedPro Institute.

Cathy’s WHIM – A Proud Moment

It didn’t hit me that I had accomplished something really big in my life until I was sitting in a chair, wearing my cap and gown, and listening to commencement speeches.

Cathy’s WHIM – A Clear Vision for the New Year

As 2019 comes to a close, I can’t help but take a moment to reflect on the past year. There were many wonderful things that happened during the past 12 months. Unfortunately, we were also faced with some challenges and tragedies. 

Contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

Upcoming Events

Thu 29

JCRC Community Conversation: Honoring RBG

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 02

Intro to Judaism Virtual Class

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 08

Comparing Jewish Resources on the Genealogy Giants

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Beth Abraham Synagogue
305 Sugar Camp Cir.
Dayton OH
Nov 09

Intro to Judaism Virtual Class

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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