• 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

  • Gramercy Books in Bexley is hosting a celebration of Jewish poetry on June 22, featuring local poets Mimi Chenfeld, Charlene Fix, Michael J. Rosen, and Hannah Stephenson. Chenfeld's children's novel, The House at Twelve Rose Street, was adapted for an ABC television special. Charlene Fix is the auth[...]
  • The Foundation is ending its 12-month fiscal year on June 30.  According to Development Director Gary Robins, 63 new funds valued at over $2.1 million were established as of June 7 -- more than one new fund every 6 days.   Additionally, 24 new Youth Philanthropy Funds were set up through the Mitzi a[...]
  • If you enjoy reading newspapers, magazines and the OJC, but struggle with the small print, VOICEcorps radio reading service may be for you.  A grant from the Dr. Milton Levitin Vision Care Fund supports their weekly reading of The Ohio Jewish Chronicle. Call them for more information at 614-274-7650[...]
  • June kicks-off summer camp season for many of our local teens. Jewish Summer Camp is a proven incubator for long term positive Jewish identity and affiliation. Several Foundation funds provide financial assistance to Columbus Jewish campers attending the JCC and overnight Jewish camps, including the[...]

Book of Life

  • I was raised and confirmed in the Reform temple in Boston, and I have strong and wonderful memories of my Jewish background. My dream for the Columbus Jewish community is that we will have a strong cultural arts program that includes Gallery Players. Not only can the arts educate and provide a b[...]
  • 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[...]