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

Announcing the Resilience Scholarship Fund in Memory of Dan Weckstein

The Jewish Foundation is proud to announce a new fund in memory of Dan Weckstein.

A Sincere Thank You to our Legacy Teams and Generous Donors

When I first met with Cathy Gardner to discuss the LIFE & LEGACY program, I was both excited and nervous. To be honest I was terrified ~ it was a tall order.

Paying it Forward for Future Generations

On December 2, 1987, the names of 20 individuals were presented to the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Board as the proposed Board of Trustees for the newly formed Jewish Foundation.

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...

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Upcoming Events

Apr 02

LIFE & LEGACY Training 2

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Sep 04

LIFE & LEGACY Training 3

September 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Dec 22

LIFE & LEGACY Celebration

December 22 @ 10:10 am - 12:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH

Jewish Observer

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The U.S. Conference of Mayors has entered into an agre [...]

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Until just a few years ago, if visitors to Oakwood’s W [...]

By Rena Neiger, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer “It is not good for a person to be alone” is t [...]

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