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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

The Soviet spy who stole atomic secrets in Dayton

Ann Hagedorn details how — and possibly why — George Koval committed the perfect crime against America By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Five years ago, former Wall Street Journal staff writer and non-fiction author Ann Hagedorn interviewed a 92-year-old man for a story she hoped to turn into The post The Soviet spy who stole atomic secrets in Dayton appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel In the book The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness, Joel ben Izzy shares the story The Search for Truth. It is about a man who gives up everything he cares about in search of truth. He scours the world until at last The post The first step toward repentance appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Former Air Force museum director who brought Holocaust exhibit for permanent display dies

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles D. Metcalf, who served as director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from 1996 to 2010, died Oct. 29 at age 88. During his tenure, which included significantly increasing the museum’s attendance and expanding its galleries, Metcalf brought Prejudice & Memory: A Holocaust The post Former Air Force museum director who brought Holocaust exhibit for permanent display dies appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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