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Author archives: Jeff Zarate

  • Our independent auditors have begun work on the Foundation's July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 audit.  RSM U.S. LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with 9,000 people in 90 offices nationwide.
  • Nothing pleases the Foundation more than when one of its seed grants blossoms into something lasting and beneficial for the community.  We are delighted that 614 Shabbat is back again this year - with challah braiding, community-wide programming, Havdalah, and live entertainment by the MeshugaNotes.[...]
  • Last year's Foundation grants exceeded $450,000.  Plans are underway to kick-off the 2017 Fall grant cycle - perhaps there is funding for your non-profit?  The Foundation invites community professionals to a one-hour orientation, Q&A and a light lunch on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  RSVP to Peggy[...]
  • The Foundation's Legal & Tax Advisory Committee acts in a consultative capacity to the Foundation on legal and tax considerations and disseminates good will regarding the Foundation to legal, accounting, insurance, and financial planning professionals.  Its first quarterly educational session of[...]
  • After 59 years at 5419 East Broad and 161 years of services, the doors will be open -- and the community is welcome -- for Temple Israel's last celebratory Shabbat services on July 28 at its current location.  New quarters at 3100 East Broad will be finished in about two years. In the interim, servi[...]
  • Rockers awaiting entry to the Nationwide Arena performance by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters on July 20 got an eyeful. Driving around the block for all to see was a moving "billboard on wheels" shaming him for comparing Israelis to Nazis and frequently showcasing an inflatable pig wearing a Star[...]
  • Rebecca "Becca" Hoffman celebrated her Bat Mitzvah in Israel early this summer-- and already has put her new B'nai Tzedek youth philanthropy fund to good use.  The daughter of Drs. Seth and Leslie Hoffman, Becca has a special fondness for animals and hopes to be a marine biologist when she's older. [...]
  • The Columbus Jewish Foundation has one of the largest Jewish youth philanthropy fund programs in the country. That's because of our incredible matching gift opportunity for teens to set up their own named B'nai Tzedek funds on the occasion of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  For a donation of $125 (from t[...]
  • Dr. Ralph and Beatrice Jaffee's 1991 bequest set up a scholarship fund at the Foundation to help OSU's Jewish dental students  Applicants should contact the Financial Aid Office at the College of Dentistry at 614-292- 3950 or DentistryFinancialAid@osu.edu; or Foundation Grants Director Susan Tanur 6[...]
  • Attendees at an August 6 Hadassah donor reception and brunch who donate $100 or more to Hadassah through the purchase of an Israel Bond will be guests of Israel Bonds - and their gift will be tax deductible.  Emily Hindin will be honored with the Miriam's Cup Award.  Best-selling author Julie Orring[...]
  • This year's festival will grill up some fun from 3:00 - 7:00 PM on Sunday, August 20 at its original location on the corner of Alum Creek Drive and Main Street.  Last year 350 pounds of pit master Max McGarity's St. Louis style ribs sold out in just three hours.  Other fare will include hamburgers, [...]
  • Last year's Foundation grants exceeded $530,000.  Was your organization a recipient?  Perhaps there is funding for your non-profit from the Foundation's upcoming  Fall grant cycle.  We invite community professionals to a one-hour orientation, Q&A, and a light lunch 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM on Wednes[...]