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Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History


Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History is a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.

The mission of JG&H is to collect, preserve, and put forth knowledge and information regarding Miami Valley Jewish genealogy and history, to assist with and promote research of Miami Valley Jewish genealogy and history, and to provide opportunities for sharing Miami Valley Jewish genealogical and historical information with the community.

Share your memories and images of Jewish life in Dayton and across Ohio’s Miami Valley at our popular Facebook group.

Upcoming Event

Ken Bravo

The Nuts & Bolts of Jewish Genealogy
A brunch discussion with Ken Bravo, president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies 

Sunday, October 27
10-11:30AM @ Beth Abraham Synagogue

Presented by Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy and History, Temple Israel, and Beth Abraham Synagogue. This program is presented in memory of Marcia Jaffe. The cost is $7 per person.

R.S.V.P. to Beth Abraham Synagogue, 293-9520.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your family’s history? Find out how to get stared at Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy and History’s inaugural event. An attorney in Cleveland, Ken Bravo has been engaged in genealogy for 35 years. As president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies, Ken hosted the 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland in July. Nosh on bagels and lox over Ken’s Jewish Genealogy 101 session, with ample time for Q&A afterward.

We preserve and celebrate the history of the Dayton area Jewish community

  • Your clearinghouse for queries about local Jewish genealogy and history
  • Resources & programs to help you in your search
  • Acquisition, preservation, dissemination, promotion and overall celebration of the Jewish history of Ohio’s Miami Valley region
  • Oversight of Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Archives Collection at Wright State University
  • Referrals to genealogists for in-depth research
  • Jewish genealogy library at Jewish Federation office
  • Join our popular Facebook group, Growing Up Jewish In Miami Valley, Ohio

Advisory Committee
Samuel N. Dorf, Ph.D., Chair
Molly Blumer • Jan Maharam • Sandy Schoemann • Pamela Schwartz
Marshall Weiss, Project Director (mweiss@jfgd.net)

Upcoming Events

Sat 23

Kids’ Night Out

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Dec 12

JFGD Board Meeting

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Dec 27

YAD (ages 21-35) Chanukah Shabbat Dinner

December 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dec 29

Partnership Learn2Gether Session

December 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Jan 09

JFGD Board Meeting

9 January 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH

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