Author archives: Jeff Zarate

  • Here is a little quiz to help you check your knowledge of charitable gift annuities. Read each of the following seven statements and then select a word from the list of 15 words to make the statement true. No word in the list is used more than once. For the answers, see below. Good luck! 1.  A pe[...]
  • Ron Feerer, Agudas Achim's "Man of the Year," will be recognized at Boys Night Out on October 25.  Comedian Elon Gold will be the entertainer.  Call 614-237-2747, ext. 22 or go to www.agudasachim.org.
  • The Israeli army is Israel's nation builder - the pathway for building national identity and unity.  But 8,000 troubled Israeli 11th and 12th graders are ineligible for IDF service because of poverty, depression, drugs, alcoholism, and violence.  Ma'agalim helps them find paths to self-improvement, [...]
  • As part of BalletMet's 40th anniversary season, three Columbus organizations will dance united on October 20 and 21. Joining  forces onstage, they will perform Minus 16 by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, with support from the Lenore Schottenstein & Community Jewish Arts Fund of the Columbus [...]
  • A Visiting Artists Program funded by the Foundation's Leventhal Fund is sponsoring two guest artists in November to complement this year's Columbus Jewish Film Festival itinerary.  This year's Leventhal Visiting Artists will be Israeli video filmmaker and photographer Oded Hirsch, (click here) and J[...]
  • ZAKA, a leading Israeli humanitarian organization, is on the ground in Houston, helping residents cope with Harvey's damage.  "We know how to deal with big disasters, and we are here to help," said one of ZAKA's team leaders.   The organization, which received a $7,500 Foundation grant in 2004 for i[...]
  • Synagogues from all denominations are opening their doors at no charge to college students for Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur. If your children will not be home from college; direct them to www.synagogueconnect.org. By entering the name of a state, city, or zip code, they can find participating syn[...]
  • The second annual Jewish Arts and Music Festival is just around the corner.  Headed by well-known local violinist Arkadiy Gips, most of the day-long event's performances will be free, thanks to support from the Lenore Schottenstein & Community Jewish Arts Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation. [...]
  • As reported in The Columbus Dispatch, "There they were, more than 50 police officers from Columbus, gazing in silent horror at the brutal images of Auschwitz, the photo of a Nazi soldier shooting an unarmed Jewish man in the head, and the black-and-white photos of Eastern Europeans before their arre[...]
  • Estate planning doesn't begin and end with a last will and testament. Speaking at the Foundation's Legal & Tax Advisory Committee Fall opening meeting, attorney Alan S. Acker spoke to thirty professional colleagues about important but frequently overlooked estate planning items that everyone sho[...]