• 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

  • Rebecca "Becca" Hoffman celebrated her Bat Mitzvah in Israel early this summer-- and already has put her new B'nai Tzedek youth philanthropy fund to good use.  The daughter of Drs. Seth and Leslie Hoffman, Becca has a special fondness for animals and hopes to be a marine biologist when she's older. [...]
  • The Columbus Jewish Foundation has one of the largest Jewish youth philanthropy fund programs in the country. That's because of our incredible matching gift opportunity for teens to set up their own named B'nai Tzedek funds on the occasion of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  For a donation of $125 (from t[...]
  • Dr. Ralph and Beatrice Jaffee's 1991 bequest set up a scholarship fund at the Foundation to help OSU's Jewish dental students  Applicants should contact the Financial Aid Office at the College of Dentistry at 614-292- 3950 or DentistryFinancialAid@osu.edu; or Foundation Grants Director Susan Tanur 6[...]
  • Attendees at an August 6 Hadassah donor reception and brunch who donate $100 or more to Hadassah through the purchase of an Israel Bond will be guests of Israel Bonds - and their gift will be tax deductible.  Emily Hindin will be honored with the Miriam's Cup Award.  Best-selling author Julie Orring[...]

Book of Life

  • It is difficult when your life has been as full and varied as mine to even think back on the past or elaborate on it. I have played a part in the educational community. I have played a part in the Jewish community. I have played a part in interfaith. I have traveled and seen the world and tried to h[...]
  • Because our earliest memories were of dinner table conversations of community needs and of parents who attended meetings of philanthropic organizations in the Jewish community, we fell naturally into a similar pattern. Stories of grandmothers who cooked meals for sick neighbors, kept pushkes on t[...]