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.

“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

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.

Heuman Scholarship Awarded for 2018/2019 School Year

The Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton is pleased to announce Tamir Rastetter has been named as this year’s recipient of the Heuman Scholarship.


LIFE & LEGACY Helps Dayton Jewish Community Ensure Traditions for the Next Generation

Endowments: Creating a Lasting Impact

Endowments provide a source of funding and support Jewish programming while ensuring...

Dayton Accepted into LIFE & LEGACY Program

LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that assists...

LIFE & LEGACY in Dayton: Assuring Jewish Tomorrows, Today

“This organization is a constant in my life.” “This place is my second home.” “I come...

History of the Jewish Foundation: How Did it All Begin?

We sat down with the recently retired Bernie Rabinowitz, a highly respected and...

Barbara Flagel Playground Fund

The Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton is pleased to announce the creation of a new endowment...

Local Lion Awarded Nationally

Congratulations to Suzie Katz, Dayton's 2016 Kipnis-Wilson Award Winner! This national award, to...

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Upcoming Events

Nov 13

LIFE & LEGACY Stewardship Training

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 18

Planning For Children’s Futures – Greg Darling Presentation

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Beth Abraham Synagogue
305 Sugar Camp Cir.
Dayton OH
Nov 29

LIFE & LEGACY Celebration

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Steam Plant
617 E 3rd St.
Dayton OH
Jan 08

LIFE & LEGACY Training 1

8 January 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Apr 02

LIFE & LEGACY Training 2

2 April 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH

Jewish Observer

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It might be the largest Thanksgiving dinner served in [...]

Dear friends recall their grandfathers, a Reform and an Orthodox rabbi in Dayton more than a century [...]

By Judy Bolton-Fasman, In her new book, liberal writer and political commentator Sa [...]

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