• 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

  • Currently, 63 million Americans volunteer about 8 billion hours of their time, talent, and effort to improve people's lives and the natural world. April 23-29 marks National Volunteer Week. The Jewish Community Could Not Exist for a Day without its Volunteers National V[...]
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, commemorates the lives and heroism of Jews who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. This year it falls on Monday, the27th day of the month of Nisan.
  • With 90 years of identity, enrichment, and leadership development activities under its belt, BBYO is strong and revitalized, with 166 Columbus local and 600 tri-state region members. Local director Adam Polacek, joined by his Midwest and Regional directors, headed off to the Foundation yesterday to [...]
  • For the Russian people, Victory Day marks the end of a war that claimed 28 million of their men and women. The memory of the war has become sacred, and for many, Victory Day is as important as their own birthday.  This year's May 8 program at the JCC, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, will feature violinist Arka[...]

Book of Life

  • It is a true privilege to be among the first to sign this historical document, The Endowment Book of Life, for the Columbus Jewish community. Our three children, Robert, Ronald and Edith (Edie) and their families are settled in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Israel respectively. However, their Jewish [...]
  • It is difficult when your life has been as full and varied as mine to even think back on the past or elaborate on it. I have played a part in the educational community. I have played a part in the Jewish community. I have played a part in interfaith. I have traveled and seen the world and tried to h[...]