• 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

  • Until this week, the Foundation had never gotten a wedding gift- but now it has. Newlyweds Elizabeth Fenner and Erik Yassenoff started their new lives together with a check to Foundation in honor of their marriage. We wish them health, happiness and much Mazel!
  • Birthright sponsors free ten-day heritage trips to Israel for Jewish young adults, aged 18-26. Participants, most of whom visit Israel for the first time, discover new meaning in their personal Jewish identity and connection to Jewish history and culture. Click here for a delightful Birthright t[...]
  • Eleven more future philanthropists have joined the ranks of the Foundation's youth philanthropy program.  All local Bar and Bat Mitzvah-aged students receive a $375 three-for-one match for their first $125 contribution to their new funds, compliments of the Mitzi and Henry Saeman family and the [...]
  • The Charitable IRA Rollover Bill has passed and was sent to the President for his signature. It is expected that the President will sign the bill into law as soon as it is received at the White House.  Each IRA owner who is 70 1/2 or older may make a transfer of up to $100,000 per year to a qualifie[...]

Book of Life

  • As we reflect on our committed involvement in the Columbus Jewish community, we are struck by how much people’s actions can influence and inspire one another. We remember one of our first exposures to the Columbus Jewish Federation, during Israel’s 1973 war, and how moved we were by the passion, ded[...]
  • Being Jewish means being part of an eternal nation and among the Chosen People, who are commanded by God to live by Jewish law and to be a moral inspiration to others. This is a great responsibility. We believe strongly in doing everything we can to help build a strong Jewish community that should e[...]