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 – Four Seasons – Or Not?

In the course of five hours today, I had three meetings which focused on the challenges of finding time on the community calendar in which an event or program isn’t already taking place.

Cathy’s WHIM – Making A Difference For Victims Of Hurricane Florence

I am heartened to know that Federations are working day and night to act as a beacon of light in the midst of this dark time.

Cathy’s WHIM – L’Shanah Tovah

The WHIM will be back at the end of the month ~ L’Shanah Tovah!

Cathy’s WHIM – GI Jews

Last week, I was perusing through the TV guide. As I scanned through the titles, I came across one that immediately grabbed my attention ~ GI Jews.

Cathy’s WHIM – Still Making Friends, after all these years

In my lifetime so far, I have relocated to seven new cities. I have enjoyed the exploration and discovery of each new place with all the culture, physical beauty, new climates, etc.

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.

Contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

Upcoming Events

Nov 04

2018 Women’s Event

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 08

JFGD Board Meeting

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Beth Abraham Synagogue
305 Sugar Camp Cir.
Dayton OH
Nov 11

YAD (ages 21-35) – Murder on the Nile

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dayton Playhouse
1301 E Siebenthaler Ave
Dayton OH
Nov 14

Women Leading a Dialogue: A Multicultural Women’s Empowerment Dinner & Program

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Nov 28

I Am Strong – Theater Workshop

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hillel Academy
305 Sugar Camp Circle

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