• 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

  • Ten years ago, the Foundation's Jewish Arts Committee announced plans to feature Israeli-born violinist Yitzhak Perlman in an effort to raise $1 million for the Jewish Arts.  The campaign,  which exceeded its goal, was led by Debby Kane, Joyce Shenk, Fran Rothman, and Lenore Schottenstein. Clic[...]
  • At an August 16, 2006 solidarity rally attended by over 1,000 community members, then-Foundation president Sandy Solomon announced a $305,000 Foundation gift for the Israel Emergency Campaign.  The outpouring of support followed the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War, Israel's worst crisis since the[...]
  • Senior American adults lose more than $2.9 billion annually through financial crimes that cut across all racial, ethnic, economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.  Wexner Heritage Village's Lawrence D. Schaffer Memorial Lecture on September 15 will feature David Kessler, Fairfield County Prosec[...]
  • A $200,000 campaign is underway to maintain Wexner Heritage Village's Kashruth policy in which kosher food is provided to all residents.  Potential changes in current policy are being considered, but if this campaign meets its goal, policy changes will not be instituted during the next 12 months.  C[...]

Book of Life

  • I remember the past, live in the present and dream of the future – I was born in Vienna Austria. In 1938, after Austria became part of Nazi Germany, a kind stranger from Chicago sent an affidavit enabling my parents and me to escape to America. I was 15 years old at the time, but this selfless act o[...]
  • We have made this gift to the Columbus Jewish community in honor of our parents, Herman and Eva, as we carry on the tradition established by our paternal grandparents, Samuel and Esther Rogovin of Cambridge, Ohio, who immigrated from Lithuania in 1906. They were dedicated to Jewish charity and educ[...]