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

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Challenge Fund

It's not an anomaly for the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation to create special moments inspired by the personal passions of our generous fundholders. Now, the DJCF has a new opportunity, to inspire teen philanthropy. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Challenge Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation was created by two sisters as a B'not Mitzvah Community Service Project. Abby and Ellie Roth wanted to direct their energies towards a lasting Mitzvah instead of a one-time gift. They settled on a way of raising funds themselves and also donating a percentage of any financial gifts they receive as a result of their own B'not Mitzvah. Recognizing the power of Community, Abby and Ellie decided to take the next logical step and create a Challenge Fund so that all other Bar and Bat Mitzvah students in Dallas and beyond could participate. The Roth sisters hope that other students will make the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Challenge Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation their choice for their Community Service Project donations. Furthermore, the Roth sisters challenge other students to commit a percentage of any financial gifts they receive to this fund. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Challenge Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is distinct in that it is a fund created by the next generation of donors. The Mitzvah Scholarship Award will go to a graduating high school senior(s) t…

College Scholarship Reception

We would like to invite you to join us at the 25th Annual Scholarship Reception presented by the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation on Wednesday, June 1st.  The reception will be held at Temple Shalom in Dallas. This is an opportunity for us to showcase the future, in the form of amazing and bright college students, while honoring our donors, those that endowed scholarships to the DJCF to make these students’ education possible. This year our Scholarship Committee of the Foundation awarded 41 college scholarships. We know you will be as excited as we are to meet our recipients. Over the 25 year span of our scholarship program, just under 2 million dollars has been awarded to approx 490 students. Since the application process is strictly anonymous, this night is especially meaningful for the volunteers who comprise the scholarship selection committee.  It provides the opportunity to meet the recipients who have remained nameless throughout the process as well as their families who often attend. Since many of the scholarships are open to students of all backgrounds and faiths, it is a true multi-generational and multi-cultural night. This evening could not be possible without our donors. Our donors made it possible for the scholarship program to grow and become the largest provider of Jewish scholarships in the area. It has also broadened the awareness and mis…

Faces of the Foundation


Faces of the Foundation features the personal stories and observations of people involved with the Foundation. Leadership, scholarship recipients, and those who have benefited from our philanthropy. Each week we feature another face and story.

Shira and Dmitriy Olukhov and Family

"When you are going through a difficult time, not sure what is not working in your body, why something so "simple" like becoming a parent does not happen to you- there is a lot of pressure. Physically, mentally, emotionally, that takes toll on every aspect of your life. Priya, A Fund for Jewish Reproduction of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation took this pressure off...
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Our Mission

Guided by our faith and traditions, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation seeks to improve our community and the world by empowering the philanthropic vision and passions of our fund holders and community partners.

Testimonials

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 - Marsh & McLennan Agency Known Locally as 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
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, particularly under the leadership of Meyer Bodoff, continues to stand out among community organizations. Most nonprofits, focus on the "how" or "way" donors can give. In my experience with Meyer and…
Todd S. Healy, MSW, CLU, ChFC, AEP - Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, HealyPartners
As I begin to write this testimonial to DJCF the realization strikes home that this is the 31st 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
My experiences with The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation have only been positive. Meyer Bodoff and his staff may be the most compassionate and capable group of people assembled in the field of philanthropy in Dallas, TX. They never fail…
M. Alan Alspaugh, CLU, CAP® - Eagle Strategies, LLC
Our relationship with Dallas Jewish Community Foundation goes all the way back to its formation as a separate entity in 1999. We are very proud of this relationship and continue to enjoy watching the Foundation grow in size and stature as …
David Rosenberg - Thompson & Knight LLP
As an attorney (and CPA) who often represents families involved with complex tax and estate matters relating to wealth preservation and transfer strategies, it is reassuring to know that the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is available a…
Josh O. Ungerman, P.C. - Partner, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P.

Contact Us

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

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