• 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

    • VIEW
    • 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

  • Thousands lined 7th Avenue in Manhattan to urge the U.S. Congress to nix the deal between Iran and the P5+1 nations. More than 100 Jewish and pro-Israel organizations were represented.  A busload of marchers from Columbus traveled through the night to participate.  Minor scuffles occurred between po[...]
  • Temple Israel voted unanimously last week to move forward on a contract to sell the Temple property.  The Columbus Jewish Foundation wishes Temple Israel every continued success in the years ahead, and looks forward to always working together in successfully managing the Temple Israel Foundation. [...]
  • Campership endowments at the Foundation include the Ralph Pariser Memorial Fund for Jewish Camping; the Agudas Achim Brotherhood's Camp Scholarship Fund; the Miriam & Marty Linsey and Loeb Family Camp Funds for Temple Israel students; the Zelkowitz JCC Camp Fund; and, the Gary Mentser and Sanfor[...]
  • Investment Chairman Bob Keidan and the Foundation's Investment Committee are gearing up for a marathon session with four investment advisor firms seeking to provide discretionary investment services to the Foundation.  They were selected as finalists from a larger group of ten firms originally under[...]

Book of Life

  • Moving to the Midwest from New York City, I found my Jewish identity strengthened and reinforced through participation in religious and secular activities, and exploring our Jewish heritage. When I became a self-employed librarian and preservation consultant in 1991, I found that Jewish life and adh[...]
  • As we reflect on our committed involvement in the Columbus Jewish community, we are struck by how much people’s actions can influence and inspire one another. We remember one of our first exposures to the Columbus Jewish Federation, during Israel’s 1973 war, and how moved we were by the passion, ded[...]