• 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

    • Jackie's Corner:

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

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  • Jewish Arts Trip to Philly

  • Join the Jewish Arts Committee, Thursday, May 15th, for a tour of the National Museum of American Jewish History, featuring a special exhibit Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.

  • 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

  • The national board of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, comprised of leaders from Austalia, Israel,  and throughout North America, convened for two days of meetings this week at the Columbus Jewish Foundation.   The board governs the largest pluralistic adult Jewish education netw[...]
  • As seen in the Columbus Dispatch, March 21, 2014. The Columbus Jewish Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to aid the Jewish community in Ukraine. The grant, from the foundation’s Overseas Needs Endowment, will support fundraising efforts spearheaded by the Jewish Federations of North Americ[...]

Book of Life

  • 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[...]
  • As a long-time resident of the Columbus Jewish community, I recognize that it is a very part of my living pattern. Benefiting from the lifecycle services from pre-school to Wexner Heritage House has given me a deep appreciation of the generosity of those who were and are part of this city. It is [...]