• 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

  • Accompanied by Columbus Jewish Historical Society President Toby Brief and the Toledo Jewish Foundation Director Arleen Levine, former Columbus resident Lynn Balshone-Jacobs of Toledo toured our quarters in mid-August.  Balshone-Jacobs' late father, Ben Balshone, founded Lynn Pharmacy and was a pass[...]
  • An annual audit is required in our bylaws and is an essential component for closing our fiscal year. Our audit firm, McGladrey LLP, has already begun work on the July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 audit. McGladrey is a licensed CPA firm that serves clients around the world through RSM International, a glo[...]
  • The Columbus Jewish Day School coupled its back-to-school activities and the Linsey greenhouse dedication on August  16. The late Foundation volunteers and patrons Miriam and Marty Linsey were honored for their support of Jewish and environmental education. Even before the formal activities conclude[...]
  • COSI welcomed B'nai Tzedek teens and their families August 16 for an afternoon celebrating youth philanthropy.  During the past school year, B'nai Tzedek teens donated more than $22,000 to 75 nonprofits.   In preparation for the film, attendees who traveled to Israel compared their expectations and [...]

Book of Life

  • My philanthropic interests and contributions, particularly the Jewish community, reflect my life’s works as a professional since 1945. The Columbus Jewish Foundation represents a unique means to extend and sustain the support of community needs in perpetuity. What I may have done simply emulat[...]
  • We view our Jewish heritage as a precious gift handed down to us by our ancestors. We also believe that, like all valuable treasures, this gift comes with commiserate responsibilities and opportunities. We must seriously address our obligation as Jews not just in a philosophical way, but we must a[...]