Alumni Scholarship Fund

Matching Gift Challenge

Please join us in the fight to make Jewish education affordable today with a tax-deductible gift that doubles in impact. Support Hillel Academy’s first Alumni Scholarship Fund. Please respond by December 31st!

Hillel Academy of Greater Dayton is leading the way, providing an outstanding project-based Jewish and secular education to its pluralistic and inclusive student body. But, the annual cost to send 1 child to the Day School is $12,000 - prohibitive for so many families.


Make your gift today!


Your gift will help establish the Hillel Academy Alumni Scholarship Fund.

This perpetual fund honors our hundreds of alumni and will provide scholarships to any family who wants to send their Jewish child to Hillel Academy of Dayton.

Your donation, no matter the size, brings us closer to our goal of $7,200 to launch this perpetual fund and every dollar will be matched though December 31st. You can help our children acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to embrace their Jewish identity, continue to build community, and combat antisemitism towards a healthier global tomorrow!


Thank you!

Our families and children appreciate your partnership in this important endeavor!

 Take advantage of this matching gift opportunity and double your donation today!


Hillel's Strengths

  • Enrollment has doubled over the past 10 years.

  • Hillel Academy is recognized for its pluralistic and inclusive environment, outstanding academic achievements, and for preparing students to participate fully in Jewish communal life.

  • The school has been recognized by the Private School Review as one of the top 20 private schools in Ohio and in 2021 has the highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

  • Hillel understands the critical symbiosis between its success and that of the Jewish community of Greater Dayton.

  • The school participates in the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton’s Life & Legacy program.

  • The Day School collaborates & partners each year with various local entities, Jewish organizations, and Israel.

Project Based Learning

  • Wright Library - Micro-green production and marketing; Maker-space: Creating engaging and functional spaces

  • Aileron Center for Entrepreneurial Education (Clay Mathile's leadership/entrepreneurship center in Tipp City) - Leadership development

  • Local Government - Students' researched city issues and then heard candidates' platforms

  • Artists in Residence - Bing Davis, African American artist - Collaborative Art project about Diversity; Dayton Contemporary Dance Co - Expressing Ideas Through Movement; Zoot Theater - Production of I Never Saw Another Butterfly; Production of Original play based on Stella Luna

  • Hillel and PJ Library - Geo-caching hunt at local synagogues around a Jewish theme.

  • JCC Preschool - Original plays about Jewish values presented to preschoolers

  • Israel connections include a monthly newsletter sent home with students; Pen-pals; Robotics; and, Yoga/drum circle meditation and wellness



  • David Moss’ Teachers Institute for the Arts – Teachers from eight Jewish Day Schools from across the United States and Canada were chosen to participate in this year-long, unique annual Jewish education initiative. Teachers participated in training and worked with students to create ongoing workshops based upon Hillel’s statement, “ If I am not for myself….If not now, when?” Hillel Academy was recognized by David Moss for embracing the concept and working together to produce the most creative projects.