• 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

  • Louis Davidson, the man who photographs the world's most beautiful synagogues, was in town this week to add four local synagogues to his rich photo archives.  "I'm 73, and while I have the mobility and the ability, I want to concentrate on getting synagogues photographed...it's my mission," he said.[...]
  • In addition to its year-end annual review, the  OJC annual meeting in mid-July focused on timely issues of community safety and security.  Speakers included FBI Special Agent Chris Serdinak of the Central Ohio Joint Terrorism Task Force;  Jim Hartnett, Director of Community Wide Security for the Jew[...]
  • Five more unsolicited gifts are being handed out this week to worthy local charities from the Foundation's Secret Tzedakah Fund. The donors who established the Secret Tzedakah Fund insist on anonymity.  Who are they?  We're not telling because they believe that mutually anonymous tzedakah takes mu[...]
  • Strategic Planning Chair Ira Kane is working throughout the summer to implement the Foundation's strategic plan.  Joining him in the July 15 meeting were Jeff Meyer, Harlan Robins, Jim Bowman, Steve Schottenstein and Jackie Jacobs.

Book of Life

  • As children of immigrants, our parents were secure in their Jewish identity and in their Judaism. The same cannot be said for their grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Jewish community has recognized Jewish identity and continuity as a major challenge. Our gift is designed to focus efforts[...]
  • I was raised and confirmed in the Reform temple in Boston, and I have strong and wonderful memories of my Jewish background. My dream for the Columbus Jewish community is that we will have a strong cultural arts program that includes Gallery Players. Not only can the arts educate and provide a b[...]