• 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

  • Speaking of Aliyah, we wish Tatyana Yassenov much Mazel as she prepares to make Aliyah in early July.  Tatyana was a professional actress and director in the Russian Drama Theatre of Baku, Azerbaijan. She came to America in 1992.  A much-beloved Columbus resident, Tatyana worked for Grandparents Liv[...]
  • Israel recently declared a new national holiday!   Aliyah Day will celebrate Israel and its people, who hail from the four corners of the earth.  The new holiday will fall on the seventh day of Cheshvan (November 8 this year), coinciding with Torah readings in synagogues around the world that includ[...]
  • Foundation fund holders Cathy Levine and Jon Groner spoke June 23rd in the Foundation boardroom to 35 attendees about their recent Healing Across the Divides study tour of Israel and the Territories.  The organization transcends politics to improve the health care of marginalized Israelis and Palest[...]
  • All global equity asset classes sold off sharply on Friday, with the U.S. holding up the best so far on a relative basis. In this extreme flight to safety, the investment grade fixed income portion of the Foundation’s portfolio provided some stability that helped offset volatility in the equity fund[...]

Book of Life

  • In New York City in the 1930s, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise inspired Martin. And for five years, 1936 through 1941, Martin lived at the 92nd Street YMCA(NYC). The Executive Director, Jack Nadel, was an important support. Life at the “Y” was possible because of financial aid from the Jewish Welfare Board. [...]
  • Our parents, along with our strong affiliations with the Jewish Community Center and Congregation Tifereth Israel and the experience of growing up in this rather small Jewish community, have been the major building blocks of our lives. We have always enjoyed and appreciated the nurturing lifestyle i[...]