Author archives: Jeff Zarate

  • One of the reasons donors create endowment funds is to perpetuate their values. For example, Sarah and Winston Mensch believe in the mission of the BestCharityEver and want to provide ongoing financial support to further the non-profit in the years to come. They create the Sara and Winston Mensch[...]
  • It took Israel only six days in 1967 to immobilize the combined airpower of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.  The lightning war's legacy still shapes the intractable search for Mideast peace. On May 9 at 7:30 PM,  Georgetown University's Professor Ralph Nurnberger will address the roots of the war and litt[...]
  • City of Columbus, Columbus City Council Chambers, Friday, April 21 at Noon, featuring Holocaust survivor Henry Fenichel, Ph.D. Columbus Board of Rabbis, Temple Beth Shalom, April 23, 2017, 7:00 PM, screening of the documentary film Complicit: The untold story of why Roosevelt denied safe haven [...]
  • Bonnie Milenthal will be honored at a May 10 event at the Westin Columbus featuring David Brown, Creative Director of Harmony Project.  Hannah Solomon founded the National Council of Jewish Women in 1893 when she was asked to organize a group of Jewish women to volunteer at the Chicago World's Fair.[...]
  • For Columbus Jewish Day School students, the rhythm of the season is Passover cleaning at home, and preparing the Cheri Beth Wasserstrom Butterfly Garden at school for Spring planting.  The Cheri Beth Wasserstrom Outdoor Learning Fund was established at the Foundation in support of the program. [...]
  • Lawyer-philanthropist Abigail Wexner will be next month's featured speaker at Ohio State University's spring commencement and receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service.  Among many other honors, Wexner was a presidential appointee to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  She and husband L[...]
  • Envision life as a college freshman.  Write about it.  High School seniors can win up to $1,000.  Deadline April 21 at 1:00 PM.  Application forms and requirements on-line at www.columbusjewishfoundation.org/coleessay.
  • In memory of their 16-year old daughter, Betsey and John Krause established the Sarah Krause Memorial Fund at the Foundation in 2004 to support Westerville middle and high school science projects and experiences.  Approximately $30,000 later, that fund is coming to a close, but the impact will be re[...]
  • Entertainer Eddie Cantor was a film and television pioneer and America's best-paid radio star.  Song hits included Makin' Whoopee, Yes! We Have No Bananas, Lena From Palesteena, and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.  He publicly denounced the anti-Semitic father of hate radio, Charles Coughlin, which c[...]
  • Columbus Jewish Day School 6th graders are gearing up for a visit to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.  The Museum's newest exhibit, 1917, How One Year Changed the World, focuses on three historic events and their major impact on Jews: America's entry into World War I, [...]
  • Be our guest at "Cocktails with Brett Kaufman" at 250 High on May 3 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.  The event will be atop downtown developer Brett Kaufman's new downtown project. Free parking, compliments of event sponsor SEI. Fund holders, volunteers, old friends and new are welcome.  Chairman Josh Barkan e[...]