• 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 June 1, 2016, Ohio became the first state in the country to launch STABLE accounts, which allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid, SSI, or SSDI. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achiev[...]
  • Only six percent of non-Orthodox Jewish students attend a Jewish day school.  No other Western country with a sizable Jewish population even approaches such low rates of Jewish day school attendance.  Meet our newly appointed local Jewish Day Schools' professionals here at the Robins Center for Ph[...]
  • Three-quarters of the 140,000 Jews in the Netherlands were murdered in the German death camps in Poland. The Netherlands is the only Western European country that has never admitted to the wartime failure of its government's attitude toward the Jews. How pervasive is European and Dutch anti-Semiti[...]
  • The late Moritz Mayer served as a member of the Agudas Achim and Tifereth Israel burial societies.    A Chevra Kadisha is a volunteer Jewish burial society that takes responsibility for the ritual cleansing and subsequent dressing of a body for burial.  Burial Society members selflessly step up and [...]

Book of Life

  • My mother, Sema Yablok, a naturalized U.S. citizen, returned to Ticochin, Poland, in 1931 with my grandmother, to seek a lifemate with intellect and religious qualifications that matched hers. She met and married Yehuda Piekarz, my father, who was known in Columbus as Rabbi Julius L. Baker. My pa[...]
  • With a commitment to the future of Judaism, Jack and I always bought the same gifts for each of our grandchildren when they were born. To granddaughters, we gave silver candlesticks. To grandsons, Kiddush cups. Through our contributions to the Columbus Jewish community, we hope all Jewish childre[...]