• 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

  • Columbus Torah Academy will hold its Annual Scholarship Gala on December 4, celebrating the 25th year of the CTA High School. Tribute will be given to Irving A. Baker, z'l, past CTA president who was the catalyst for the creation of the CTA High School.  Baker also was a past member of the Foundat[...]
  • By Jackie Jacobs A Charitable Gift Annuity is “the gift that gives back.” You give to a charity and you receive regular payments for the rest of your life. It is a planned gift that truly lasts a lifetime. For example, let’s say you make a straight-out gift of $50,000 to your favorite charity [...]
  • The James Cancer Hospital got sent another $50,000 last week, a partial distribution from the 11th annual Jack Roth 5K Rock "N" Run/Walk. The event honors Jack Roth who lost a nine-month battle with lung cancer at age 57.   Pictured are Jack and wife Janice.
  • Foundation CEO Jackie Jacobs was last week's guest at a Jewish Family Services board meeting, invited to discuss one of the nicest things that could happen to a charitable organization: a major bequest. JFS received the gift several years ago from the estates of Jean and Edgar Fry.  Putting the gene[...]

Book of Life

  • Having been influenced by many other Jewish individuals who have endowed favorite Jewish causes, we desire to perpetuate the Jewish heritage and culture in this community through our commitment to the Columbus Jewish Foundation. Roselee's father, Morris Lerer, was born in Russia and came to the U[...]
  • We have been surrounded by so many blessings. Giving back was never a choice; it was a natural way of life for us. More than responsibility to give tzedakah, it is our privilege to be in a position to help others. The Janice B. Ballas Fund, in particular, was funded to honor Phyllis’ deceased si[...]