• 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

  • “An experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life,” said Israeli native Omar on the Maccabi Games. This past week Jewish teens from 23 delegations including Cleveland, Canada, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and even Israel traveled to Columbus, Ohio to compete in an Olympic-style competition. T[...]
  • With lightning speed and an open heart, see what a difference Israel makes. This video clip (click here) by Rachel Lester, a talented student at the University of Southern California, is the winning entry in the first- ever "Inspired by Israel" Video Contest.  Lyrics to the background song by Charli[...]
  • Last year's first annual Buckeye Kosher BBQ Festival was a big success, with over 70 volunteers, 35 corporate sponsors (including the Foundation) and 1,000 festival goers. They're doing it again this year!  The Festival will be grilling up on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Wolfe Park at Broad St. and Ne[...]
  • The Columbus community's Senior Shaliah, Lior Abarbanel, will be returning to Israel after a three year stint in Columbus.  The Community is invited to bid a fond farewell to Lior, Maya, Eli and Yanai at the JCC's Zusman Building on Sunday, July 31 from 4 to 6 P.M.  Children's activities will includ[...]

Book of Life

  • Our Jewish roots are traced back to Russia Lithuania and Hungary. Now, as Columbus residents we want to pay ahead by endowing programs for the Jewish community. Our father and father-in-law, Herman Luckoff, taught us about commitment. By his shining example, we learned the importance of building [...]
  • 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[...]