Author archives: Jeff Zarate

  • The Columbus Jewish Foundation had the honor of assisting sculptor Al Tibor raise funds for charitable installations on several occasions, including his Trinity Lutheran and Columbus VA Clinic monuments.  Tibor taught us that art for art's sake is not enough.  "I want to create sculptures that both [...]
  • With a quick walk next door, Director of Grants Susan Tanur oriented Federation staff on the 6Ws of the Foundation's grants program.  Who:  charitable organizations.  What: grants, SCRIP, HELP loans, Jewish arts, Jewish education & literacy, social justice, understanding Jewish concerns, Jewish [...]
  • White ribbons festooned the trees of Bexley last summer following a camp accident that took the young life of Jadyn Larky.  The community is invited to help create an art piece woven from the ribbons. Upon completion, the tapestry will be displayed at Cassingham Elementary.  Location, date and tim[...]
  • Foundation volunteer and fund holder Babette Feibel presented a Shalom Grant from the Columbus Jewish Foundation to enable OhioGuidestone to continue its family-oriented social events in an alcohol and drug-free environment.  Feibel is enjoying the celebration with two happy participants.
  • Social Justice Committee member Jack Meizlish, pictured on left with Volunteers of America President and CEO Dennis Kresak, presented a Shalom Grant from the Columbus Jewish Foundation to help VOA after its main warehouse burned down.
  • Grants Director Susan Tanur and CEO Jackie Jacobs got the red carpet treatment from Columbus Police Department big-wigs at the Columbus Police Academy.  Foundation funding enables key personnel from the Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and CPD to get advanced training in Israel.  Among th[...]
  • The term “in memoriam” suggests an act performed or a gift given in memory of, or as a memorial to, someone held in high esteem. For example, a person may establish a named endowment fund at a favored charity or community foundation as a means of perpetually honoring the memory of a loved one. This [...]
  • Columbus Torah Academy alumnus Josh Radnor's most recent gig was in Richard Greenberg's off-Broadway play "The Babylon Line."  Best known for starring nine years in the TV sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," plumb roles always seem to come his way.  According to a recent JTA feature, 44-year-old Radnor [...]
  • The next Jewish community blood drive, co-sponsored by To Life Columbus and the American Red Cross, will be at the JCC on April 20 from 12:30 to 6:30 PM.  Formerly known as the Jewish Donors' Blood Council, the blood drive is underwritten by the Foundation's Richard Lieberman Perpetual Life Endowmen[...]
  • Every year, community members nominate candidates for the Bexley Educator of the Year award. A special committee selects a winner, who is surprised in his or her classroom with news of the award, along with a crystal apple, $1,000, and bragging rights for life. The award is funded by the Columbus Je[...]
  • The honorary race chair of this year's Jack Roth Run/Walk will be Columbus Public Health Department spokesman Jose Rodriguez. The event supports lung cancer research and treatment, as well as Israeli children with special needs.  The Foundation serves as the fiscal agent.
  • The David and Irene Cole Essay Contest is a unique opportunity for high school seniors to envision life as a college freshman and how they will "perpetuate their own Jewish knowledge and practice as a college freshman." The contest is open to all graduating Columbus area Jewish high school seniors, [...]