• 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

  • Last year, more than 7,000 French Jews left for Israel, more than triple the number who made Aliyah two years ago. That comes on the heels of a 91% year-over-year increase in anti-Semitic incidents and a spike in violently anti-Semitic attacks, including several high-profile attacks such as the 2006[...]
  • Tens of thousands gathered in the Place de la Republique in Paris to mark the nation's defiance and sorrow in the face of last week's attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket that left 17 dead. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President François Gérard[...]
  • Spring Grants The Foundation is accepting applications for our Spring grants cycle for Jewish Arts, Jewish Needs and Social Justice funding consideration.  Contact Director of Grants Susan Tanur at 614-338-2365 for more information. Youth Philanthropy   The Columbus Jewish Youth Foundati[...]
  • For the past nine years, Marilyn and Stuart Cole have been challenging Jewish students to think about their Jewish options at college.  This year, will be no different.  Once again they’re asking the same question, and offering serious money for those who give it serious thought. The David an[...]

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 [...]
  • Both my Wasserstrom and Krakoff grandparents came to this community in the 1890’s and they began what was to be a continuous pattern in my family of Jewish commitment and involvement. My parents modeled Jewish values, including “tzedakah” and about the blessings and responsibilities of being a Jew. [...]