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 – Protecting the future of children with special needs

Planning for the future can be a daunting task. There are so many details to work out. For parents of special needs children, the details can be even more complex.

Cathy’s WHIM – The Light of Hope

On Tuesday night, as we gathered together to mourn the eleven people who were killed this past Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and to pray for the injured, something truly inspiring happened to me.

Cathy’s WHIM – An Israeli Buffet

I’ve spent the past week and a half in Israel. It was the “buffet” of missions, where we had the opportunity to partake in a wide variety of experiences.

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.

Contact the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton

Upcoming Events

Sat 17

PJ Library Shabbat on the Road

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Temple Beth Or
5275 Marshall Rd.
Dayton OH
Sun 18

POSTPONED: OCPA Training: Security Training for Places of Worship

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Mon 26

Men’s Committee Meeting

November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 27

Clothes That Work: JewishDayton Gives Back

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clothes That Work
1133 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Suite 392
Dayton OH
Tue 27

Soup for St. Vincent’s: JewishDayton Gives Back

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH

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