• 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

  • A recent Jerusalem Post story reported that Yemen's tiny Jewish community has been ordered to convert to Islam or leave the country. The Jewish Agency,  has been at the forefront of helping Yemen's shrinking and beleaguered Jewish community. Click for more from the Jerusalem Post. 
  • Broad & High, a production of WOSU Public Media, features Bill and Bob Cohen at a Columbus Jewish Historical Society event at the JCC performing popular songs written by Jewish songwriters.  Click here to view on the OSU Public Media website. The Foundation owns and manages all of the Columbus J[...]
  • Congratulations to Foundation Trustee Brett Kaufman,  Jewish Needs Committee member Amy Klaben, and Legal & Tax Advisory Committee member Bea Wolper on being named on Central Ohio's Smart 50 list.  Other familiar names include Rabbi Elka Abrahamson and Merry Korn, and Foundation fund holders Mic[...]
  • More than 14,000 people went to COSI to see JERUSALEM:  The Movie. Columbus Jewish Day School students received 61 hours of advanced, interactive, on-line Hebrew instruction from an Israel-based educator.  Technology at its best. The Cottage at Wexner Heritage Village opened eight new memory-[...]

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[...]
  • For us, being Jewish has always meant a commitment to each other, to family and to community. These values were instilled in us by our parents and grandparents, magnified by our three sons’ Bar Mitzvahs and by two wonderful trips to Israel. Our dream for this community is that it will continue to f[...]