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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
Children’s Theatre
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

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

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.

The JCC and the Magic of Music

Music is a powerful thing. It can evoke feelings of happiness and joy, or move us to tears.

JewishDayton Update Regarding the Tornado

Find out how you can get involved and help our community.

Summer at the JCC is fun, fun, fun!

In Early Childhood, when we think of summer camp we think of fun, fun, fun! As teachers, we look forward to planning and executing our summer theme and lesson plans. It never ceases to amaze me that we can play in the pools for eight weeks every day and the children still love every minute of their time in the water (us too)!

2019 Jewish Film Festival Opening Night at The Dayton Art Institute

The 19th Annual Dayton Jewish Film Festival will open at the Dayton Art Institute on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The festival (running June 4 through June 27) will bring to Dayton and Yellow Springs the best in Jewish and Israeli cinema.

What Your Kids Really do at Summer Camp

“One thing that makes Camp Shalom unlike any other camp is its emphasis on exploring the world around us. Campers have the chance to experience the outdoors, interact with people from different backgrounds, and discover new places in the community…”

It All Starts With You

Did you know that there are over twenty (20!) passion-driven committees that directly affect programing and services you can get involved with through the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton and its Agencies?

Jewish Community Center of Greater Dayton by the Numbers

The Jewish Community Center is known as the programming arm of the Jewish Federation and its agencies. And boy, do we have programs!

Early Childhood by the Numbers

A look at our Early Childhood Care & Education by the numbers

Contact the Jewish Community Center

Upcoming Events

Wed 23

Children’s Theatre Auditions

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Thu 24

CABS Opening Night – Sally Fingerett

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wiley’s Comedy Club
101 Pine Street
Dayton OH
Nov 02

JYG Game Night

November 2 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Nov 06

CABS – Matthew Goodman

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carillon Brewing Co
1000 Carillon Blvd
Dayton OH
Nov 15

Early Childhood Share Shabbat and Silent Auction

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH

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