• 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

  • An English-born dentist who learned his trade at OSU and practiced dentistry in Bucyrus, Ohio, will be remembered at the upcoming B'nai B'rith Bowling League's Annual Dinner.  Dr. Ralph Jaffee (1906-1966) and his wife, Bea (1906-1986,) who were childless, established a scholarship fund at the Founda[...]
  • JCC Executive Director Carol Folkerth  announced four new endowments at her agency's annual meeting in mid-May, with a shout-out to the Foundation for its assistance.  This year's new funds are the JCC North Early Childhood Program Endowment, in memory of Ruth Ann Blank and Dorothy Kahn; the Andrew [...]
  • The Columbus Jewish Youth Foundation announced $5,300 in grants at their May 17 Jewish Teen Awards program for Israel awareness and to address anti-Semitism. The grant recipients are the Columbus Jewish Film Festival and OSU Hillel's Ohio Loves Israel conference, to be held this Fall.
  • Barbara and Bill Bonner Family Foundation trustee Valerie Swiatek was honored May 17 at a major Ohio Wildlife Center event.  The Bonner Foundation, a fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, has supported many projects at the Center, including the Bonner Barn, an American Bald Eagle exhibit, pre-rele[...]

Book of Life

  • Our grandparents were our greatest influence. They took us to synagogue, taught us about shabbos and the holidays; in essence they introduced us to the rich culture and tradition of our people. Sheila's parents gave much of their time volunteering at their synagogue and held officer positions at a[...]
  • We have been surrounded by so many blessings. Giving back was never a choice; it was a natural way of life for us. More than responsibility to give tzedakah, it is our privilege to be in a position to help others. The Janice B. Ballas Fund, in particular, was funded to honor Phyllis’ deceased si[...]