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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

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

Contact the Jewish Foundation

Jewish Observer

Telling their own stories

Through SlidingDors, children of Holocaust survivors learn skills to keep remembrance alive By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Their parents didn’t talk about it when they were growing up. The children of Holocaust survivors didn’t talk about it with each other, either. Now, with markedly fewer Holocaust survivors each The post Telling their own stories appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Three monthly drive-thrus for Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival

With the topsy-turvy year we’ve had navigating the pandemic, Temple Israel will bring us a Purim celebration two weeks after Passover. This will be the first of three monthly Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival drive-thru events the temple will present this year on Friday evenings instead of the full-day The post Three monthly drive-thrus for Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Beth Abraham  to honor Women of Valor virtually, May 5

Beth Abraham Synagogue will honor seven women for their efforts on behalf of the Jewish and general communities when it holds its Tenth Women of Valor ceremony, streaming live via StreamSpot, Wednesday, May 5 at noon. Women of Valor 2021 honorees are Phyllis Pavlofsky Allen, Tara L. Feiner, Helen Ostreicher The post Beth Abraham to honor Women of Valor virtually, May 5 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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