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 Festival


Women’s Seder

Camp Shalom

Programs A-Z

A Night in Vegas
Camp Shalom Summer & Winter Camp
Children’s Theatre
Community Chanukah Party
Cultural Arts and Book Festival (CABF)
Dayton Jewish Film Festival
Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut)
Junior Youth Group (JYG)
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

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

Children’s Theatre by the Numbers

Each year is a different show, a different cast and a unique set of challenges to tackle. Last year the challenge was to transform the multipurpose room at the CJCE into a remote African jungle.

Giving Back from the Very Beginning

The importance of volunteering and giving back is taught from the very beginning. Bringing in tzedakah is just one of the ways that the children learn about how they can do charitable or kind things for others.

The Heart of a Volunteer

In the world of JCCs, volunteers are vital. Without the “strong heart” of our volunteers, the body of our organization simply would not function.

100 Days of Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase and key Jewish belief which references the shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world.

The JCC: A Place for Teens

Leadership opportunities and community engagement growing among teens

Contact the Jewish Community Center

Upcoming Events

Thu 25

Dayton BBYO Chapter Meeting

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sugar Shack
400 Sugar Camp Circle
Dayton OH
Tue 30

Tuesdays @ the J: Krav Maga

April 30 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
May 05

BBYO & Junior Youth Group Mini Golf

May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Trails Miniature Golf
1601 E. David Rd.
Kettering OH
May 07

Kvelling our Kindergarteners Breakfast

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
May 07

Tuesdays @ the J: Fermenting Class

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH

Jewish Observer

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