Lay Leadership


The governing board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton (JFGD) includes our agencies the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Services, and the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton. All agencies have representative members on the board. This body is the legal representative for the Jewish Federation and for its members. The board’s responsibility is to fulfill the mission, and they direct our work that helps us fulfill our mission.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton & its Agencies care
for those in need, strengthen Jewish life, and create connections
among Jews — acting locally, in Israel, and around the world.

Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Board and Officers

If you have questions about how our Board of Directors is selected, or need more information, please contact JFGD CEO Cathy Gardner at (937) 610-1555.

Bruce Feldman

Bruce Feldman

David Pierce

David Pierce

Todd Bettman

Todd Bettman

Joel Frydman

Joel Frydman

Dr. Heath Gilbert

Dr. Heath Gilbert

Beverly Louis

Beverly Louis

Dan Sweeny

Dan Sweeny

Mary Rita Weissman

Mary Rita Weissman

Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom

Rabbi Judy Chessin

Rabbi Judy Chessin

Melinda Doner

Melinda Doner

Dr. Samuel Dorf

Dr. Samuel Dorf

Dr. Michele Dritz

Dr. Michele Dritz

Kate Elder

Kate Elder

Marni Flagel

Marni Flagel

Neil Friedman

Neil Friedman

Alan Gabel

Alan Gabel

Shirlee Gilbert

Shirlee Gilbert

Teddy Goldenberg

Teddy Goldenberg

Helene Gordon

Helene Gordon

Ed Kress

Ed Kress

Scott Liberman

Scott Liberman

Dave London

Dave London

Ben Mazer

Ben Mazer

Dr. Martha Moody-Jacobs

Dr. Martha Moody-Jacobs

Kathryn Polk

Kathryn Polk

Ira Segalewitz

Ira Segalewitz

Looking for a way to get involved with Federation? Join one of our committees!

Upcoming Events

Sun 28

Yom Hashoah Remembrance Program

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beth Abraham Synagogue
305 Sugar Camp Cir.
Dayton OH
Tue 30

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
May 02

JFGD Board Meeting

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Beth Abraham Synagogue
305 Sugar Camp Cir.
Dayton OH
May 09

Yom Ha’ARTSmaut Chalk Art

May 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
May 16

YAD (ages 21-35) Happy Hour and Art at the DAI

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N
Dayton OH

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