• 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

  • For almost 10 years, the IRA Charitable Rollover has been a proven charitable giving incentive for many of our donors.  Now that it's a permanent part of the tax code, it is expected that such contributions will continue to grow in future years as more and more donors age 70 ½ take advantage of this[...]
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio stands to lose federal funds that would have been used to reduce infant mortality, teen pregnancy, violence against women; test for sexually transmitted diseases; and, screen for breast and cervical cancer. Concerned about these cuts, the Foundation's Social Justic[...]
  • Since 1989, the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) has assisted hundreds of college and vocational students with interest-free loans.  After many years of administering the program, JFS is turning it over to the Columbus Jewish Foundation.  The transition implementation takes place next month. Fou[...]
  • After two decades, the realization of a dream finally is coming to fruition: a Jewish space for the JCC's Northwest pre-school at Congregation Beth Tikvah.  The groundbreaking was held on May 18. The Foundation has committed up to $150,000 for this important project.

Book of Life

  • Having been influenced by many other Jewish individuals who have endowed favorite Jewish causes, we desire to perpetuate the Jewish heritage and culture in this community through our commitment to the Columbus Jewish Foundation. Roselee's father, Morris Lerer, was born in Russia and came to the U[...]
  • BOOK OF LIFE Our parents journeyed from Russia, Poland and Germany to America and struggled to make a better life and to practice Judaism without persecution. We have benefited from our parents’ sacrifices as have our children, who have received Jewish educations and have been enriched by the many [...]