• 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

  • Our independent auditors have begun work on the Foundation's July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 audit.  RSM U.S. LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with 9,000 people in 90 offices nationwide.
  • Nothing pleases the Foundation more than when one of its seed grants blossoms into something lasting and beneficial for the community.  We are delighted that 614 Shabbat is back again this year - with challah braiding, community-wide programming, Havdalah, and live entertainment by the MeshugaNotes.[...]
  • Last year's Foundation grants exceeded $450,000.  Plans are underway to kick-off the 2017 Fall grant cycle - perhaps there is funding for your non-profit?  The Foundation invites community professionals to a one-hour orientation, Q&A and a light lunch on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  RSVP to Peggy[...]
  • The Foundation's Legal & Tax Advisory Committee acts in a consultative capacity to the Foundation on legal and tax considerations and disseminates good will regarding the Foundation to legal, accounting, insurance, and financial planning professionals.  Its first quarterly educational session of[...]

Book of Life

  • My husband, Ben Jacobs, and I met in May 1948 on Israel’s Day of Independence. So my endowment gift, which will bear his name and mine, is earmarked to help Israel stay strong. Only one of my relatives lived through the Holocaust. Benno and I were survivors, but that chapter of our lives is too d[...]
  • 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[...]