• 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

  • In addition to IRAs and 401(k)s, there are 403(b) plans for nonprofits, defined benefit plans and other defined contribution plans. The total value for all qualified plans is over $15 trillion. If plan owners with substantial balances have "charitable receptivity," they may consider a qualified char[...]
  • Honoring the memory of their late father, Rebekah Ferriel and Rachel Kellerman announced $10,000 in camp scholarships from the Ralph Pariser Memorial Fund.  Half will be administered by the Federation for overnight camp programs.  The balance is earmarked for JCC day campers.  Jewish camping experie[...]
  • The David and Irene Cole Essay Contest, now in its tenth year, motivates Central Ohio students to consider their college identities.  Handsome first, second, and third prize offerings are sponsored by Stuart and Marilyn Cole to contestants writing on how they will embrace Jewish knowledge and practi[...]
  • Foundation CEO Jackie Jacobs was invited to attend Ahavas Sholom's congregational meeting on February 7 to discuss the investment policies and procedures governing agency custodial funds under Foundation management, including Ahavas Sholom's endowment portfolio.

Book of Life

  • Although we have not been in Columbus a long time, our children are here, and we have been warmly received into the community. It was therefore important for us to make this gift. My parents, Minnie and Max Kohnop of Dayton, were very involved in Temple there; and my father was very active in B'[...]
  • We have been involved with the community and Jewish life for many years. Jewish education and tzedakah have always been part of our heritage. During the Yom Kippur War, I was President of the Federation, and from 1976 to 1982, I chaired the Columbus Jewish Foundation and helped launch the Founder[...]