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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

‘The Jews hate us,’ Riverside pastor says from pulpit

American Jewish Committee: ‘This type of incendiary language makes Jews less safe’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Ten minutes into his Sunday, Nov. 27 morning sermon at Anchor Baptist Church in Riverside, the congregation’s pastor, Mike Elliott, told churchgoers, “The Jews hate us. You do know that, right? The post ‘The Jews hate us,’ Riverside pastor says from pulpit appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Hillel Academy celebrates six decades

‘Evolving with the times,’ K-6 Jewish day school thrives with project-based learning By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When Hillel Academy opened as Dayton’s first Jewish day school in September 1961 — with just a kindergarten — the little fanfare it garnered was in Dayton’s daily papers. Nothing about The post Hillel Academy celebrates six decades appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Update – Felony charges against 3 Miami U. students who vandalized Hillel’s sukkah lowered to criminal damages

Oxford Police Department: ‘No religious bias involved’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Three Miami University students who turned themselves in six days after vandalizing Hillel at Miami’s sukkah had their felony charges dropped down and were convicted of criminal damages, a second-degree misdemeanor, in Butler County Court on The post Update – Felony charges against 3 Miami U. students who vandalized Hillel’s sukkah lowered to criminal damages appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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