Presidents Dinner


Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase and key Jewish belief, which references the shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. The goal of the Presidents Dinner is to bring in world-renowned speakers for a one-of-a-kind experience that will inspire our community with a global message of Tikkun Olam on an intimate level. We accomplish this by making the event accessible to all community members, while at the same time providing Corporate Sponsors the opportunity to gain awareness for their exposure.

Presidents Dinner is held annually between May and June.

2018 Speakers

Keynote Speaker Lior Raz

Lead actor and co-creator of the critically acclaimed Netflix drama series FAUDA

Campaign Speaker Elad Kabilio

Israeli Cellist

More about our Keynote Speaker

FAUDA (Arabic for “chaos”) was created by Raz and Avi Issacharoff and is based on their real-life experiences serving in the Israeli Defense Force’s special forces unit. The Israeli drama, which Netflix picked up in 2016, stars Raz as the commander of a mista’arvim, a commando unit trained to operate undercover in the Palestinian territories. FAUDA became one of Israeli television’s biggest hits when its first season premiered in 2015. The show won six Ophir Awards — the Israeli equivalent of the Emmys — including best drama in 2017.

Past Speakers

2017 Keynote Speaker Dr. Deborah Lipstadt

Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.

2016 Keynote Speaker Randi Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media

2015 Keynote Speaker David Gregory

Seasoned NBC Journalist & Anchor

Upcoming Events

Mon 25

YAD (ages 21-35) – Trivia with a Twist

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dublin Pub
300 Wayne Avenue
Dayton OH
Wed 27

Critical Conversations: The Emotional Burden of Rising Antisemitism

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Mar 03

A Taste of History: Bourbon & Jewish Dayton

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mudlick Tap House
135 E 2nd St
Dayton OH
Mar 05

Bedtime Yoga

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr.
Centerville OH
Mar 07

JFGD Board Meeting

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

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