• 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

  • Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from their enemies in the biblical Book of Esther. It will be celebrated  Thursday.  Purim is so-called because the villain of the story, Haman, cast the "pur" (the lot) against the Jews, yet failed to destroy them. Reading the Hagaddah is a central part [...]
  • The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act by a vote of 279 to 137.  The bill includes provisions to make permanent the IRA charitable rollover program that allows Americans ages 70-1/2 and older to donate up to $100,000 from their retirement accounts to charity witho[...]
  • Gallery Players to Present Les Miserables Victor Hugo's story of Jean Valjeanand's quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread is made possible with major underwriting from the Foundation's Jewish Arts Committee and the Lenore Schottenstein and Community [...]
  • Jews in the Ukraine again are in danger.  There are 5.2 million people in the conflict area. Over a million have fled their homes.  Five thousand have been killed.  Another 10,000 wounded.  Thousands of Jews have fled the region.  Thousands more remain trapped in the war zone.  The American Jewish J[...]

Book of Life

  • As a long-time resident of the Columbus Jewish community, I recognize that it is a very part of my living pattern. Benefiting from the lifecycle services from pre-school to Wexner Heritage House has given me a deep appreciation of the generosity of those who were and are part of this city. It is [...]
  • By the way of Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Toledo and South Bend, we came to Columbus almost 40 years ago. That’s when we first really got more involved in the Jewish community, including Boards of Temple Israel, Columbus Jewish Federation, Wexner Heritage House and the Jewish Community Center. Being p[...]