• 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

  • Adlai Stein appeared on the Feb. 7 episode of Forged in Fire, a History Channel series that pits blacksmiths against each other to craft historical bladed weapons. "It was a really great experience," Stein said.   Stein owns Macabee Metals on 421 West State Street. He attended the Hebrew Academy of [...]
  • Ma'agalim, the Israeli NGO that received a significant Columbus Jewish Foundation grant two years ago, was featured in a full page spread in The Jerusalem Post.  The non-profit helps stem the growing tide of young people avoiding the army and leaving Israel.   Its year-long army prep program speci[...]
  • As Ohio contemplates re-starting executions and new killing methodologies (click here) a suggestion from the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association to asphyxiate with nitrogen has raised the ire of the local rabbinate.  All eight Columbus congregational Rabbis signed a letter with other Jewish commu[...]
  • What is a B'nai Tzedek Fund and how can it be used?  Foundation Youth Philanthropy Director Debby Applefeld will lead a Sunday, February 26 workshop at 2:00 PM at the Foundation on the Mitzi and Henry Saeman Family B'nai Tzedek program, including a program overview and the great ways teen fund holde[...]

Book of Life

  • As children of immigrants, our parents were secure in their Jewish identity and in their Judaism. The same cannot be said for their grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Jewish community has recognized Jewish identity and continuity as a major challenge. Our gift is designed to focus efforts[...]
  • A belief in the future is surely one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children. I feel honored and fortunate to be part of this vibrant Columbus Jewish community and especially this important Book of Life. Within these pages, we can each give testimony to the people who inspired us and at th[...]