The Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton is the philanthropic agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. It offers not only donors the ability to leave behind a legacy and support all kinds of causes they love locally and across the world, it also gives the community a resource to grow and thrive through grants and scholarships. These opportunities are a direct reflection of 100 Days of Tikkun Olam in our Dayton Jewish community.

Every summer, the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton names their annual recipient of the Heuman Scholariship. Local teen Erica Abrams has been named as this year’s recipient of the Heuman Scholarship. Erica will be a senior this fall at Miami University in Oxford, where she is an Early Childhood Education major. In addition, she is working toward a minor in Community Based Leadership. Having always enjoyed working with children, Erica hopes to one day teach kindergarten or first grade. Erica said “I believe children have so much to offer and I want to be able to provide them with opportunities to share what they know and to challenge them to learn more. I not only want to help children learn how to read and write, but I want to help them become people with good character so one day they can give back to their community.”

Erica keeps busy on campus, both in class and outside of class. She served as the 2013-2014 membership development chair for the sorority Delta Delta Delta. This past year she served as student president for Hillel. In addition, Erica is a camp counselor this year for our very own Camp Shalom. Erica is the daughter of Gary & Andrea Abrams, and a member of Temple Beth Or. Mazel Tov Erica!

» THE HEUMAN SCHOLARSHIP IS MADE POSSIBLE through a fund established by Bob and Vicky Heuman. Since its creation in 2006, the Heuman Scholarship has been awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates both academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship is open to Jewish Dayton area residents. Applications are accepted from January through March. The award is announced in May.

The Foundation’s philanthropic efforts are another way the Jewish Federation helps to create space for Tikkun Olam here in Dayton, Ohio. Help us continue to make a difference in people’s lives by pledging to the Annual Campaign today. Contact Alisa Thomas at or 610-1796 today.

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