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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

Recent Posts

Jewish Observer

Holocaust exhibit at Air Force museum ready for school groups to return

Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Observer Longtime local Holocaust educator Renate Frydman has noticed an uptick in Holocaust education in schools. “For a while, there was less teaching of it,” the Dayton Holocaust Education Committee chair says. “Now, I think, with the world the way it is, there The post Holocaust exhibit at Air Force museum ready for school groups to return appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Gangsters vs. Nazis: decidedly cinematic nonfiction

Gangsters vs. Nazis: How Jewish Mobsters Battled Nazis in Wartime America By Michael Benson 2022, Citadel Books, 283 Pages Book Review By Martin Gottlieb, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish gangsters have shown up in plenty of Hollywood movies. But typically they just happen to be Jewish. If the The post Gangsters vs. Nazis: decidedly cinematic nonfiction appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Dayton’s JCC is a partner with Summer Camp for Adults: 20s and 30s Weekend, Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14 at Camp Livingston in Bennington, Ind. All Jewish young adults in the Miami Valley are invited to join the program. “It’s a great opportunity to meet other Jewish young The post Young adults weekend at Camp Livingston appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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