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Jewish Community Center


From its first inception in the early 1930s, the JCC of Greater Dayton has been integral to the Dayton Jewish community. As a social hub, activity center, and immersive cultural portal, the JCC is here for everyone.

Jewish Community Center Mission

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Dayton provides a universal sense of belonging in the hearts and minds of Greater Jewish Dayton.  The creative programming ideas educate and impart Jewish values to all members of the community, regardless of age, creed, nationality, or religion.

The Jewish Community Center would like to thank our LIFE & LEGACY donors for their support. Your legacy gift will allow the JCC to provide outstanding programs and events to keep our community vibrant for years to come. Please click here to view our LIFE & LEGACY 2018 donor list.

A Night in Vegas

Film Festival

Cultural Arts & Book Series

Preschool

Women’s Seder

Camp Shalom

Programs A-Z

A Night in Vegas
BBYO
Camp Shalom Summer & Winter Camp
Community Chanukah Party
Cultural Arts and Book Series (CABS)
Dayton Jewish Film Festival
Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut)
Junior Youth Group (JYG)
LIFE & LEGACY Program
Preschool
Tuesdays at the JCC
Women’s Seder
Youth Theatre

Our 2018 LIFE & LEGACY Donors

Elaine and Joe Bettman

Rabbi Judy Chessin

Michele and Jay Dritz

Jacob Elder

Kathryn Elder

Cathy Gardner

Mike and Rochelle Goldstein

Mark and Kathy Gordon

Dr. Heath Gilbert

Rachel Gilbert

Ronald M. Gilbert

Shirlee Gilbert

Gary Hochstein

Jane Hochstein

Beverly A. Louis

David and Joan Marcus

Gary and Lisa Pavlofksy

Janese and Daniel Sweeny

Tim Sweeny

Melissa Sweeny

JCC Director

Jane Hochstein

Phone: 937-401-1545
Email: JHochstein@jfgd.net

2020 Virtual CABS Line Up

Join us for our first Virtual Cultural Arts & Book Series! Register for any CABS event and be...

Know Before You Go! Film Fest Opening Night @ the Dixie Drive – In

We can't wait to see everyone at the drive in on Tuesday, June 9! We wanted to share a few updates...

JCC Preschool and Day Camp Target Reopening on June 8

**IMPORTANT UPDATE** As of Monday, June 1 at 5PM, the Preschool reopening is now June 11 due to...

2020 JCC Film Festival Going Virtual!

Join us for an exciting experience this year for our 20th anniversary Jewish Film Festival! We’re...

Camp Shalom Update

I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and well. As you may expect, the JCC of Greater Dayton, along with the Jewish Federation, is monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely.

Camp Shalom Seed Starts

The K-Club did a wonderful job starting our garden this month. We planted seeds of six different vegetables: sugar snap peas, radishes, kohlrabi (a weird looking, but delicious root vegetable), mixed lettuce, spinach and curly kale.

Camp Shalom Registration Notice

Hello Camp Shalom parents! We have some exciting news to share!

JCC Children’s Theatre is now JCC YOUTH Theatre!

JCC Children’s Theatre, a program open to kids in 3rd through 12th grade, is now named JCC Youth Theatre.

Early Childhood – The magic behind the mitzvahs

Every day in the JCC Preschool, Jewish traditions come to life. It might look like magic, but it’s absolutely due to our amazing staff of teachers and assistants.

Tikkun Olam at the JCC

The cliché is true: there’s no Jewish holiday celebration that doesn’t involve food! At the JCC, it’s also true that a holiday celebration isn’t complete without the opportunity for our community to partake in tikkun olam, the Jewish value of repairing the world.

Contact the Jewish Community Center

Jewish Observer

Interview by Marshall Weiss The Observer Although Dr. Jack Bernstein estimates he’s run between 60 to 100 medical studies over his career as an infectious disease physician, the trials for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine this fall marked the first for him and his wife, Maryann, as participants. An emeritus professor at The post Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jack Bernstein: Take the vaccine appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Chabad & Hillel staff, Federation staff  & officers recovering from Covid-19

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Montgomery County’s increased Covid-19 cases have impacted three local Jewish community organizations: Chabad, Hillel Academy, and the Jewish Federation. At the end of November, three rabbis with Chabad and two of their wives began testing positive for Covid-19: Chabad Directors Rabbi Nochum and The post Chabad & Hillel staff, Federation staff & officers recovering from Covid-19 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Best of Moment Magazine’s Ask the Rabbis feature in new book

By Toby Klein Greenwald, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish robots? This is one of the “pressing questions of modern life” taken on by 61 rabbis in Can Robots be Jewish? published by MomentBooks and Mandel Vilar Press. The topics they parse are far more immediate, relevant, serious, and The post Best of Moment Magazine’s Ask the Rabbis feature in new book appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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