Photo Caption: Jodi Phares on her way to Israel, making the best of her layover on the NYC Subway

Jodi in Israel: Episode One

After 13 years with the Jewish Federation, the unflappable Jodi Phares is embarking on her FIRST trip to Israel! Join in on the experience as she details her visit to our Western Galilee Partnership2Gether region and brings our overseas connections a little closer to home.  

EPISODE ONE: The Adventure Begins!
Photo Caption: Jodi Phares on her way to Israel, making the best of her layover on the NYC Subway 

Fueling Cuba's Jewish Revival

As we get ready for our community Tikkun Olam Mission Trip to Eastern Europe, it's amazing to see how far our Annual Campaign reaches. Check out what Federation partner the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) has been working towards in Cuba!


When a Jewish revival began in Cuba in 1991, eight-year-old Monica del Pino was ready and waiting.

The Gift of PJ Library

Thanks to the generous support of Marcia and Ed Kress, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, is able to give the gift of PJ Library to our Dayton Jewish community.

PJ Library (PJ stands for pajamas), in partnership with local communities provides families with the gift of free, high-quality children’s books, music, and other resources that foster Jewish learning and create a gateway for deeper engagement in Jewish life.


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