• Managing Community Assets

    • Columbus Jewish Foundation is proud to manage the endowments, real estate and other assets of our Jewish community.

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    • Columbus Jewish Youth

    • The Columbus Jewish Foundation is dedicated to instilling a sense of community and tzedakah in our Jewish youth.

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    • Planting For Our Future

    • As our parents planted for us,
      so we plant for those
      who come after us. –
      Talmud Ta'anit

    • Our Art Collection

    • Exquisite artwork created by Jewish artists from all over the world is on display in our building

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    • Jackie's Corner:

    • CEO Jackie Jacobs provides his insights and points of view on supporting the Jewish community

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  • Jewish Youth

  • Helping instill a sense of community and tzedakah in our Jewish youth.

  • Book of Life

  • Thank you to our donors who help shape Jewish Columbus and the Jewish world with their generosity.

  • Jackie's Corner

  • Jackie Jacobs, Foundation CEO, shares his views on Jewish community, philanthropy and importance of legacy giving.

Latest News

  • Joyce Garver Keller, former Ohio Jewish Communities executive director, died unexpectedly on Monday morning, leaving a community in shock. Garver Keller, a much-beloved and highly respected community professional, retired last June after 25 years with Ohio Jewish Communities, where she worked on [...]
  • The earliest recording of "Go Down Moses" was based on an 1862 battle hymn for the escaped slaves of Fort Monroe.  The song gained a lot of popularity as an African American spiritual, representing the journey from slavery to freedom. Its lyrics come from the Book of Exodus, where God tells [...]
  • Like perennial plants, endowment gifts provide permanent sources of funding that keep on giving.  How do endowments work?  Endowment gifts ensure that an organization, cause or program you care about receives steady financial support on a regular basis, in perpetuity. Nonprofits count on these dolla[...]
  • Gary Robins, the Foundation's Director of Development, and his childhood friend, attorney Jeff Grossman, reminisced about "growing up Jewish" in Columbus to a classroom of OSU students enrolled in Professor Robin Judd's American Jewish History course on Wednesday morning.

Book of Life

  • Like many other people, we all live by example, and we try to do our best. Our parents were moral, caring people, and we hope to set the same example for our children. We have worked hard and have had good fortune, and we are happy to share our blessings with others. We feel lucky to be part of s[...]
  • The future of our local Jewish community is dependent on funding a long term plan of sustenance. And that plan must be underwritten by a permanent commitment. Our family’s future generations must be guaranteed the opportunity to treasure their gift of Judaism and their covenant with God to live thei[...]