• 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

  • Three Foundation Board members were named last week to the Financial Times' prestigious "Top 400 Advisors" list of leading North American financial professionals.  We are proud to congratulate Bob Keidan (chair of the Foundation's Investment Committee), Brad Kastan (immediate past Foundation Preside[...]
  • Synagogues Harmonize as One  Columbus Jewish Foundation funding for the Jewish arts has been instrumental in bringing Building Singing Communities activities this weekend to Temple Israel, Congregation Tifereth Israel and Congregation Agudas Achim, featuring musician in residence Joey Weisenberg[...]
  • Construction is set to begin on May 1 to expand The Cottage at Wexner Heritage Village, a memory care assisted living residence. A $100,000 Columbus Jewish Foundation grant will support eight new living units.
  • Interfaith Discussion on Jerusalem film Experience Jerusalem in 3D on COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, followed by an Interfaith Panel Discussion at COSI featuring local faith leaders from each of the three Abrahamic faiths. Panelists will explore the film’s messages and major th[...]

Book of Life

  • Pat and I, both coming from caring and charitable family backgrounds, grew up understanding the need and, yes, the obligation, to contribute in a meaningful way to the community, causes and way of life we believe in and wish to see continued. In our early years our contributions were mostly time [...]
  • When I look at my children and consider the ways they have chosen to conduct their lives, I recognize that Mel and I set them on a path cleared for us by the community. I marvel at their sound values and sense of responsibility; contributions to the synagogue, the community center, the Day School, [...]