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Jewish Foundation

Jewish Foundation Mission

The Jewish Foundation builds the Dayton Jewish community’s future, ensuring through endowments and donor advised funds that we pass the tradition of building on for generations to come.

Donor Advised Funds

Did you know you can plan for your philanthropic future by designating successors for your Donor Advised Fund? It’s a simple process and is open to all donors who hold a Donor Advised Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton. To obtain a form, click here or contact Janese R. Sweeny at jsweeny@jfgd.net or 937-401-1542.

“I like to help people! I know that charity and philanthropy have always been an important thing in my family, and I have always taken pride in seeing my parents’ and grandparents’ involvement in both Jewish and non-Jewish causes, so when the chance came to be a philanthropist myself, I knew it was something I wanted to do. Prior to my Bar Mitzvah, my parents established “Jeremy’s Fund” at Camp Livingston to help make camp – which is so important in my life – possible for other Dayton area kids. My B’nai Tzedek Fund will ensure that I personally will be able to continue to provide funds for this purpose.”

– Jeremy Bettman

Foundation Director

Janese R. Sweeny, Esq.

Phone: 937-401-1542
Email: JSweeny@jfgd.net

Contact the Jewish Foundation

LIFE & LEGACY Testimonial – Shay & Zeke Hellquisth

As a former Jewish Family Services of Greater Dayton employee, I know first hand about how important their work is. Jewish Family Services takes care of everyone, regardless of sex, religion, sexual preference, age, and the list continues.

Cathy’s WHIM – Leaving a Legacy

When my 8-month old son, Noah, died in 1994, I was completely heartbroken. Losing my only child devastated me.

The Tradition and Celebration of Giving

Jewish Daytonians have a long and storied tradition of giving.

Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton Changing of the Guard

On June 25th, the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton installed Mary Rita Weissman as the new Foundation Chair.

Thank You to our LIFE & LEGACY Donors

Thank you to our LIFE & LEGACY donors!

JewishDayton Update Regarding the Tornado

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

Camp Scholarship Funds

Summer is on the horizon, and that means one thing for Jewish children – camp! Anyone who has experienced the fun and excitement of sleepaway camp knows its lasting impact.

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?

2018 LIFE & LEGACY Partners

The Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton began hosting the LIFE & LEGACY program in the Fall of 2017. Eight community partners joined the program in order to secure legacy commitments for their future.

Philanthropic Funds – a Great Way to Meet Your Charitable Gift Giving Needs

A Message from Joel Frydman, Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton Chair

Jewish Observer

The American Jewish Press Association announced June 3 at its annual conference in Nashville that The Dayton Jewish Observer is the recipient of a first-place 2024 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Journalism. An article by Editor and Publisher Marshall Weiss in September, Tipp City Board of Ed member regrets The post Dayton Jewish Observer wins first-place award from American Jewish Press Association appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Before co-leading Fulbright trip to study Holocaust in Poland, Wittenberg prof. proclaims Israel committing genocide in Gaza

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Associate Prof. of Psychology and Department Chair Michael Anes is a beloved member of the faculty at Wittenberg University in Springfield. So beloved that the graduating class of 2024 named him an honorary member — the second time he’s received such an honor The post Before co-leading Fulbright trip to study Holocaust in Poland, Wittenberg prof. proclaims Israel committing genocide in Gaza appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Local updates connected to the Israel-Hamas war

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer ‘We feel you have our back’ “We had been in the restaurant — it was a Friday afternoon bar mitzvah. We work all together, and it was a nice party,” chef/restaurateur Uri Arnon told 150-plus community members after the Israeli dinner he prepared The post Local updates connected to the Israel-Hamas war appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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