• 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

  • The USA has one of the highest incidences of people diagnosed with mental health problems in the developed world.  The Foundation's Social Justice Endowment and Community Grants Fund have provided $25,000 since 2011 for Mental Health America of Franklin County's Pro Bono Counseling  Program throug[...]
  • Ohio Holocaust Commemoration Date Set The date has been confirmed by the Governor's office. The program will be on April 14, 2015 at noon. It will take place next to the Ohio Holocaust & Liberators Memorial on the Statehouse lawn.
  • The 25-member Columbus Jewish Youth Foundation is focusing in on Jewish poverty.  It reached out to 45 organizations for grant proposals and on Sunday had training on the how-to's of reading and evaluating grant requests, followed by a presentation on community responses to the poverty issue.  [...]
  •   (Pictured: Local survivor Irv Szames at 2001 memorial ceremony) Seventy years ago this month, 15 year old Anne Frank died in Bergen-Belsen, just a month before its liberation by British troops.  Three of our community's Yom HaShoah observances will be held on: April 14, hoste[...]

Book of Life

  • My mother, Celia Neustadt Byer, the daughter of a famous Rabbi, came to the United States from Russia and Poland in 1903 when she was just one year old. Rabbi Neustadt established the forerunner of the modern Hebrew school in Indianapolis. My father, Herbert Byer, born in Cincinnati was also raised [...]
  • We feel blessed to have lived within the Columbus Jewish Community for over 45 years in peace and prosperity. It seems right to share a portion of what we have with future generations. The knowledge that our connection with the community will not be broken is gratifying. Our parents, Simon and Le[...]