• 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

  • The upcoming Jewish Arts and Music Festival will express the heart and soul of Jewish Columbus with the sounds, sights and smells of Jewish culture.  With the support from the Lenore Schottenstein and Community Jewish Arts Fund and the Columbus Jewish Youth Foundation, and headed by well-known loc[...]
  • The Fall 2016 grants deadline is just three weeks away.  Grant orientations were held this week, gearing up for the September 15 deadline.  Find more information at www.columbusjewishfoundation.org.  To discuss a grant idea, call Director of Grants Susan Tanur at 614-338-2365.
  • Just in time for the start of the new school year, the Foundation has notified Columbus Torah Academy that it will be receiving $175,000 from endowment earnings this year.  CTA is just one of many agencies and synagogues benefiting from our endowment program.  For example, OSU-Hillel will receive [...]
  • Funds are being raised in response to the devastating flood disaster in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas in Louisiana, the largest American natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy.  The impact on both the small Jewish community and the general population is widespread. Many, including the Jewish Fe[...]

Book of Life

  • We have always been taught by our parents’ example that it is not only a responsibility but a blessing to be able to give back to the community. We have established a tradition of helping to provide for the Columbus Jewish community, which has provided us with so many opportunities for learning and [...]
  • My parents immigrated from Zhitomir in the Ukraine in Russia. I was born in this country. Through my parents, I was given a strong sense of my Jewish identity and was led to a commitment to Judaism. I admire how, throughout the ages, our Jewish leaders have never abandoned their commitment to sus[...]