• 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

  • On October 22-24, Columbus will experience Shabbat like never before. Plans are underway for all synagogues, the JCC, Federation and Foundation to jointly present "One Shabbat For All Columbus." Weekend activities will include a Thursday Challah Bake, Friday night dinner at homes and/or at your syna[...]
  • Every Foundation endowment has a special purpose, with special meaning and special memories.  Thousands of meaningful distributions are made from Foundation funds every year.  By way of illustration, here are details on two of them: Sarah Krause Fund: Westerville North High School was her favorit[...]
  • The Ohio Department of Aging reports that 300 Ohio nursing homes signed up for a dementia care program that was first introduced at Wexner Heritage Village with a Columbus Jewish Foundation seed grant.  The Music & Memory Nursing Home Quality Improvement Project uses personalized tunes in digita[...]
  • Ezri Yerusahalmi grew up in Jerusalem, the only son of five children.  His parents taught him that the worst thing he could do to them would be to join the Israel Defense Forces as a combat soldier. With the help and support of Ma'agalim, he came to understand his path in life. Finally, with his par[...]

Book of Life

  • My parents immigrated from Zhitomir in the Ukraine in Russia. I was born in this country. Through my parents, I was given a strong sense of my Jewish identity and was led to a commitment to Judaism. I admire how, throughout the ages, our Jewish leaders have never abandoned their commitment to sus[...]
  • We both feel we have been blessed since birth. We were born into warm, Jewish families with parents who showered us with love, devotion, care and a commitment to our heritage. Our parents, who come to Ohio from Romania, Russia and New York, taught us so much by their examples. We hope we have don[...]