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Scholarships

Residential Camp Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through the Carole Rabinowitz Youth Jewish Experience Fund and the Joan and Peter Wells and Rebecca Linville Family, Children and Youth Fund.

Funds are available for local youths planning to participate in a Jewish residential camp program during the summer. Application deadline for 2021 is April 5.

Wolfe Marcus Trust Youth Travel to Israel Scholarship

Dayton area Jewish teens and young adults, ages 14-21, are invited to apply for the Wolfe Marcus Trust Youth Travel to Israel Scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and plan to travel to Israel. Application deadline for 2021 is April 5.

Heuman Scholarship

Since its creation in 2006, the Vicky & Robert Heuman Scholarship has been awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates both academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship is open to Jewish Dayton area residents. Deadline for 2021 application materials is April 5.

If you have any questions, or would like to request an application, please contact Alisa Thomas athomas@jfgd.net or at (937) 610-1796.

Interest-Free Student Loans


Student loans are available courtesy of the Lillian E. Finn Memorial Student Loan Fund and the Cantor Student Loan Fund for undergraduate or graduate students who are Jewish Dayton area residents. Deadline for 2021 application materials is April 5

If you have any questions, or would like to request an application, please contact Alisa Thomas athomas@jfgd.net or at (937) 610-1796.

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New gene therapy trial in Dayton offers hope for children with Canavan

Parents’ tenacity moves mountains to improve children’s quality of life By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In an operating room at Dayton Children’s Hospital on April 8, 4-year-old Benny Landsman of Brooklyn, N.Y. received the first new clinical trial of an FDA-approved gene therapy for Canavan disease. Neurosurgeon Dr. The post New gene therapy trial in Dayton offers hope for children with Canavan appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Keeping our community connected for a quarter century

By Marshall Weiss, Editor and Publisher, The Dayton Jewish Observer When the Jewish Federation hired me in January 1996 to start a Jewish newspaper for the Dayton area — with the first issue out in time for Passover — two widely-cited industry figures weighed heavily on me: nine out of The post Keeping our community connected for a quarter century appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Virtual tour, discussion of Americans and the Holocaust exhibit

In November 1938, following Nazi Germany’s Kristallnacht attacks on Jews, their property, businesses, and synagogues, a Gallup poll asked Americans if they approved or disapproved of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany. Ninety-four percent disapproved, six percent approved. When asked, “Should we allow a larger number of Jewish exiles The post Virtual tour, discussion of Americans and the Holocaust exhibit appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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