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We are still here! Join our efforts to build a virtual community. Click a link below to stay connected.

Do you need assistance? Call Jewish Family Services.

Even under the stay at home order, Jewish Family Services is here for you. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call any one of the numbers below. JFS staff members are checking their voicemails and emails regularly, working from home to support you.


Tara Feiner, Director, (937) 401-1546
Aleka Smith, LSW, MSW, Social Worker, (937) 610-1775
Theresa Clyburn, Administrative Assistant, (937) 401-1551 

Virtual Activities with Camp Shalom

Send a message to a camp friend, tell us about your favorite field trip, or tell us about a mitzvah you’ve done!

Stream a Jewish flick – for free!

Anita is available for free for Dayton’s Jewish community until April 9! Get the popcorn popping, click above to stream! Password: Menemsha

Virtual community and informative resources, powered by The Jewish Federations of North America

These are difficult times. Staying apart like this isn’t easy. But through it all, we can still stay together with our Jewish community – it might just need to be virtual. Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) has put together this website of curated resources and experiences. Click the button above for videos, resources, and more.

Videos from our preschool teachers

Check out our YouTube playlist of different videos and activities from our preschool teachers!

The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish News Hour

Join Marshall Weiss Sundays, noon & 6PM for The Jewish News Hour at Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley Radio Reading Service. Click the button above, hit accept, and you’re in!

Unsure how to have a Seder? On the hunt for Matzah?

PJ Library and The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton have you covered! We know many families will have a different Seder this year – but it doesn’t have to be perfect – start with Matzah! We will have matzah available (one per PJ Library family, limited amount) starting Sunday! Contact Kate at kelder@jfgd.net, and we can coordinate a safe pick-up or drop-off. Need Resources? Click one of the buttons above.

Partnership2Gether (P2G) Virtual Activities

Click the button for more information about P2G’s upcoming virtual actitivites (virtual tours, lessons, and more)!

Wellness & Outreach

From our JCC community across the United States

Camp Shalom Update

I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy and well. As you may expect, the JCC of Greater Dayton, along with the Jewish Federation, is monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely.

COVID-19 Related Update from Ohio Jewish Communities

Since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic we have been in constant contact with state and federal officials regarding our communities’ needs, issues, priorities, and questions.

What is Partnership2Gether (P2G)?

Dayton along with 15 other US communities and Budapest, Hungary has a very special relationship with the Central Region of the Western Galilee in Israel.

Can you Sew? We need you!

Calling all sewers! We have connected with a group of sewers from the Facebook group Brookville Sewing Masks who are sewing mask covers for the N95 masks for nursing homes and doctors offices and they need our help.

PJ Library is going Virtual!

PJ Library Read-a-Longs with Kate, virtual playdates, and more!

Camp Shalom Seed Starts

The K-Club did a wonderful job starting our garden this month. We planted seeds of six different vegetables: sugar snap peas, radishes, kohlrabi (a weird looking, but delicious root vegetable), mixed lettuce, spinach and curly kale.

Update on the Max May & Lydia May Holocaust Art & Writing Contest

Considering the closure of all the schools – and we don’t know how long that will last, maybe till the end of the school year – we need to make some changes in handling the Max May Art and Lydia May Writing contests.

We’re listening!

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