• 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

  • It is quite possible you can make a charitable gift and actually increase your retirement income. Take for example Minnie Horowitz (not a real person). She is 80 years old, and receives retirement income from various sources, including certificates of deposit. One of her CDs is maturing and she’s he[...]
  • Twenty-two Jewish high school seniors vied for Cole Essay Contest awards by preparing contemplative essays about their future Jewish lifestyles.  Some were tentative,others self-assured.   All were candid about the prospects of finding  Jewish pathways in college.  Winners are Ariel Brodey ($1,000);[...]
  • In town for Columbus Torah Academy's Baseball Invitational, legendary professional baseball  umpire Al Clark took time out for a cursory five-minute stroll through the JCC with Foundation CEO Jackie Jacobs.  They got hijacked by JCC Director and Assistant Director Carol Folkerth and Mike Klapper. [...]
  • Outspoken women's rights and civil rights advocate Bella Abzug was not the only Jewish woman to wear a hat.  "When Women Wore Hats," a Columbus Jewish Historical Society celebration of women's organizations from 1940 to 1970, opens on May 23.

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[...]
  • 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[...]