"...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…

Priya Fund Update

Please join us for a community-wide parlor meeting on Monday, May 9th, at 6:45pm to learn about Priya, a Fund for Jewish Reproduction of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. If you would like to join us, please RSVP by calling 214.615.9351 or emailing mallen@djcf.org. Did you know that 1 in 8 couples are impacted by infertility, and the average IVF treatment costs over $12,000? Infertility is a life crisis that affects couples both financially as we all as emotionally. Are you a couple struggling with infertility? Do you want to help perpetuate Jewish life by making a financial contribution? The Priya Fund was created by a grateful Jewish couple to assist others with the financial impediments associated with infertility or adoption. Since the fund's inception, thanks to generous donors, the fund has made almost $50,000 in grants to fourteen Jewish couples resulting in 6 babies by birth or adoption. Priya Fund is one of the only charitable funds in the country who provides this type of assistance to Jewish couples of every Jewish denomination. The application process for Priya, A Jewish Reproduction Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is now open for the June grant process. Applications will be accepted until May 23, 2016, with an early June notification. Through community education and fundraising, the fund’s goal is to financially assist families wi…

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.

Ira Silverman
Silverman Goodwin LLP

"Establishing a scholarship fund at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has proven to be an immense joy to clients who have done so. Scholarships may be created to fulfill the criteria that are most important to the scholarship donor. Some scholarships are created specifically for a single college or university, others for a field of study, and others for general purposes. Scholarship donors can help craft the eligibility requirements and they can name the scholarship in honor or memory of someone important to them...
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Our Mission

To improve our Jewish Community and the world through the development and stewardship of philanthropic resources of our donors 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