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Jewish Students

Jewish Life at the University of Dayton

In seeking to support students of all faiths, Campus Ministry maintains connections with local synagogues and supports the Jewish Student Union in their efforts to celebrate Jewish life on campus.

Student Organizations

The Jewish Student Union is a student organization that connects Jewish students and fosters community through programs for both Jewish students and the larger University of Dayton community.

Jewish Student Union

The Jewish Student Union brings Jews on campus together to promote Jewish life, cultivate connections between Jewish students and the community, as well as represent a Jewish voice in interfaith relations. Previous programs include celebrating Sukkot on the Humanities Plaza and sharing a Passover Seder at the President's Residence. 


There are currently no kosher-certified dining options available on campus. All dining locations have vegetarian options available, however they are not strictly dedicated vegetarian and therefore some cross-contamination may occur.

Campus Connections

Jewish faculty and staff provide hospitality and resources for students during high holidays and more.  To get connected, contact Dr. Sam Dorf, or
Dr. Masha Kisel


The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, There are special grants, loans, and scholarships offered as well to Jewish students (

Local Synagogues

More information coming soon. Locations listed are for convenience, they are not affiliated with or endorsed by the university.

Beth Abraham Synagogue (Conservative) | (937) 293-9520
305 Sugar Camp Circle, Dayton, OH 45409

Beth Jacob Congregation (Orthodox) | (937) 274-2149
7020 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45415

Temple Beth Or (Reform) | (937) 435-3400
5275 Marshall Road, Dayton, OH 45429

Temple Israel (Reform) | (937) 496-0050
130 Riverside Drive, Dayton OH 45405



Campus Ministry

Liberty Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408