• 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

  • After completing a two-month, 68 synagogue photo tour, world-renowned photographer Lou Davidson is making plans for a Columbus showing at the JCC within the next four months.  His exhibit will feature some his most stunning synagogue pictures, compiled in conjunction with the Beit Hatfutsot Museum i[...]
  • Foundation Trustee Nevada Smith chaired the opening meeting of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) Committee in late September. The reconstituted program will provide interest-free and low cost loans for Jewish students attending post-secondary educational and vocational programs. Before HELP's[...]
  • The Tifereth Israel Spotlight Arts Program is honoring Joan Wallick on October 30.  She is a past Foundation board member and one of the Jewish community's strongest proponents of endowment giving.  Pianist and recording artist Richard Glazier will celebrate Jewish composers -- and Joan.  For a deli[...]
  • The late Bernie and Anita Orlov's charitable legacy is a 6-figure work-study endowment to help Jewish OSU students who are working their way through college.   Fifteen "Orlov Scholars" have part-time jobs at OSU Hillel, working up to 10 hours per week for 30 weeks this school year, in areas such as [...]

Book of Life

  • We are proud members of the Jewish faith with roots in an unbroken chain over 3,000 years old; a chain that binds us to Jews the world over. We are also proud members of the Columbus Jewish community; one that opened its heart to those most vulnerable, both in our parochial and greater community. [...]
  • When I look back, I think about who inspired me. Who taught me? Who nourished my desire to help others? I am fortunate because I had some very special people in my life who taught me about my responsibilities, not just to my immediate family, but to the entire Jewish community. My parents, Joseph[...]