• 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:

    • Executive Director 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

  • More than 190 actors, producers and entertainment execs . Among them were Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen.  "While we stand firm in our commitment to peace and justice, we must also stand firm against ideologies of hatred and genocide which are reflect[...]
  • The Columbus Jewish Foundation mourns the loss of Columbus, Ohio and Longboat Key, Florida resident Betty Topkis Schiff. Betty was the widow of the shoe magnate Herbert Schiff, who headed the Shoe Corporation of America and served with distinction as the Columbus Jewish Foundation’s president[...]

Book of Life

  • Our parents were our greatest influences. They led by example. They expressed their intense love of Judaism in all of their actions. Terri recalls her father singing at the Shabbos table and laying tefillin every morning, and both parents constantly making time in their lives for Jewish causes. [...]
  • I remember the past, live in the present and dream of the future – I was born in Vienna Austria. In 1938, after Austria became part of Nazi Germany, a kind stranger from Chicago sent an affidavit enabling my parents and me to escape to America. I was 15 years old at the time, but this selfless act o[...]