"...Each of us is being called to powerfully move our own lives toward the compassion we want to see in others." — Hildy Gottlieb

Philanthropic Journeys

Byrna and Joe Funk's children and grandchildren found an amazing opportunity to support the Jewish Community Foundation while saying thanks to their parents and grandparents for the example of Tzedakah they have taught over the years. The Funk family donated a major gift to honor Byrna (of blessed memory) and Joe, which will cover the rent and become part of an endowment for the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. These new offices bear the name "The Byrna and Joe Funk Philanthropy Center", and are conveniently located right off of Hillcrest just south of LBJ Freeway. DCJF President and CEO Meyer Bodoff said "It's exciting to be in a new location and I am truly honored that the Funks decided to brand the family name with us. We are all about L’dor V’dor, it’s one generation taking care of the next, taking care of the next. That’s what their family sees and what their philanthropy is dedicated to. Officially associating the Funk family with the Foundation accurately and succinctly captures our philanthropic mission of providing resources for families to cre­ate 'living' legacies for th…

Fund Spotlight

Click here for information about the upcoming End of School Year Bash on April 27! The Gladys Golman/Faye Dallen Education Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation was established in response to the growing population of children in our religious and day school classrooms with learning differences or neurological disorders. With a vision of “Every Jewish child in our community can have a quality Jewish education” the fund is designed to provide training and educational resources to make sure that our day schools, religious schools and early childhood centers have the training and resources they need to be successful with their students who have special needs. Most of these local institutions in Dallas do not have the budgets or the in-house specialized knowledge needed to make this happen. This fund was created to fill an important need in the Dallas Jewish community. The fund has financed educational seminars and training days, and has focused on bringing in subject matter experts to help teachers and religious school leaders develop classroom strategies fo…

Gift of Giving

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is excited to share its first-ever gift certificate program, designed to end your search for the perfect gift! With The Gift of Giving, you can share a heartfelt gift with someone who can then make a contribution to a cause meaningful to them. Its perfect for Purim, Passover, Birthdays, Bnai Mitzvahs or just because YOU care to make a difference. It’s simple: you purchase a Gift of Giving charitable gift card and your recipient chooses a charity. 
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Janis Levine Music Scholarship

Janis Levine Music Women and Children Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation was established in memory of Janis Levine Music by her friends and family. This fund awards grants annually to social, cultural, educational, and health programs that directly benefit or are of great importance to women and children.  Applications will be online soon, so keep checking back!


The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation continues to be very helpful in working together to meet the various philanthropic goals and desires that many of my clients have. Meyer Bodoff and his staff are very professional and continue to adapt…
Scott R. Cohen - Waldman Bros, CFP®, CFS®, CAP®
I have the privilege to serve as Chair of Create A Jewish Legacy, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation's endowment and bequest initiative. That gives me the chance to collaborate with community partners and their donors to ask their const…
Stuart Prescott - Prescott Pailet Benefits
Our family philanthropic fund with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, which we established approximately 5 years ago, has provided us with the ability to plan and organize our charitable giving. First, it has allowed us to contribute t…
Dr. Harlan and Hannah Kay Pollock
As I begin to write this testimonial to DJCF the realization strikes home that this is the 30th anniversary of our family's Philanthropic Fund which was initiated in 1983. From our home in Waco, we have watched the Dallas Jewish Community F…
Dr. Stanley and Florence Hersh
We have enjoyed a terrific long-standing relationship with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. Professionals and families need a trusted partner, not just one with the knowledge and skills to get the job done, but one with a "heart". …
Lenny Krasnow - M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation
My experiences with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation as a practicing CPA as well as a lay volunteer have been very fulfilling. In my professional dealings with the Foundation staff, they exhibit a high degree of professionalism and r…
Sandy Kaufman - Stanford Kaufman & Associates

Contact Us

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Byrna & Joe Funk Family Philanthropy Center
One Hillcrest Green
12700 Hillcrest Road, Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75230

E-mail: info@djcf.org
Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942