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
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)

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

Cathy’s WHIM – No Place For Hate And Intolerance

“Hate speech is what happens before hate crimes,” said Representative Steve Stivers. As a representative for Ohio’s 15th congressional district, he was one of the many people I had the privilege of meeting with this past Wednesday.

Cathy’s WHIM – I can’t carry a tune ~ can you?

I like to consider myself a visual artist. Anyone who knows me knows calligraphy and mosaics are a passion of mine.

Cathy’s WHIM – A Strong JCRC

JCRC Director Rabbi Ari Ballaban recently attended the National JCRC Conference. When I think of JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council), I think about what it was like when I was a volunteer many years ago.

Cathy’s WHIM – Let’s Talk

Last November, women from Dayton and Israel came together for Women Leading a Dialogue. A program of Partnership2Gether, Women Leading a Dialogue brings together women of all religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to discuss their history, customs and culture.

Cathy’s WHIM – Building Bridges

It’s hard to believe that the month of January is already coming to a close. It has been an incredibly busy (and cold!) month.

Cathy’s WHIM – The Gift Of Time

The New Year started off on a high note, with The Ohio State University winning against Washington 28-23 in the Rose Bowl.

Cathy’s WHIM – One gift can change so many lives

As 2018 comes to an end, we have been working tirelessly to close our Annual Campaign. I am quickly reminded of my first campaign gift, and why I have chosen to give since that initial gift over 30 years ago.

Cathy’s WHIM – Bohemian Chanukah

Growing up, I was a huge fan of Freddie Mercury and Queen. I grew up with their music.

Cathy’s WHIM – Inspiring Solutions

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting with students from Northmont High School in Clayton.

Cathy’s WHIM – New eyes on an old tradition

Last week, through our Partnership2Gether program, Israeli women from Jewish, Muslim, and Christian backgrounds came to Dayton for the Women Leading a Dialogue program.

Contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

Upcoming Events

Wed 20

YAD (ages 21-35) Purim Party

March 20 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Therapy Café
452 E 3rd St
Dayton OH
Sun 24

From Civil Discourse to Critical Conversations

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Apr 14

PJ Library Good Deeds Day

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Apr 28

Yom Hashoah Remembrance Program

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beth Abraham Synagogue
305 Sugar Camp Cir.
Dayton OH
Apr 30

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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