• 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

  • Three Foundation Board members were named last week to the Financial Times' prestigious "Top 400 Advisors" list of leading North American financial professionals.  We are proud to congratulate Bob Keidan (chair of the Foundation's Investment Committee), Brad Kastan (immediate past Foundation Preside[...]
  • Synagogues Harmonize as One  Columbus Jewish Foundation funding for the Jewish arts has been instrumental in bringing Building Singing Communities activities this weekend to Temple Israel, Congregation Tifereth Israel and Congregation Agudas Achim, featuring musician in residence Joey Weisenberg[...]
  • Construction is set to begin on May 1 to expand The Cottage at Wexner Heritage Village, a memory care assisted living residence. A $100,000 Columbus Jewish Foundation grant will support eight new living units.
  • Interfaith Discussion on Jerusalem film Experience Jerusalem in 3D on COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, followed by an Interfaith Panel Discussion at COSI featuring local faith leaders from each of the three Abrahamic faiths. Panelists will explore the film’s messages and major th[...]

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[...]
  • 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[...]