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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

Sunday, October 27
10-11:30AM @ Beth Abraham Synagogue
(305 Sugar Camp Cir. Dayton, 45409)

Ken Bravo, president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, will present the talk, The Nuts & Bolts of Jewish Genealogy, on Sunday, Oct. 27 during a brunch program hosted by JG&H and Beth Abraham Synagogue, in conjunction with Beth Abraham’s 125th anniversary. The cost is $7 per person. For more information, contact Marshall Weiss at mweiss@jfgd.net.

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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

Sep 12

P2G Academics Dinner

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Sep 15

YAD (ages 21-35) @ Top Golf

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topgolf
9568 Water Front Dr
West Chester Township OH
Sep 17

How to Support Young Readers

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Sep 22

Men’s Event with Author Michael Coles

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Sep 25

Klezmer Kids Concert

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wright Memorial Public Library
1776 Far Hills Ave.
Oakwood OH

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