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Book of Life F - J

  • As a long-time resident of the Columbus Jewish community, I recognize that it is a very part of my living pattern. Benefiting from the lifecycle services from pre-school to Wexner Heritage House has given me a deep appreciation of the generosity of those who were and are part of this city. It is [...]
  • Pat and I, both coming from caring and charitable family backgrounds, grew up understanding the need and, yes, the obligation, to contribute in a meaningful way to the community, causes and way of life we believe in and wish to see continued. In our early years our contributions were mostly time [...]
  • My parents, Ethel and Louis Garfield, immigrants from the Ukraine, exemplified their commitment to Torah by the way in which they lived their lives, and they instilled those values in me. The Lorain, Ohio Jewish community, in which I was raised, made it possible for me to attend Brandeis Camp, fo[...]
  • The greatest influences in my commitment to Judaism have been my grandparents and my time in Israel. My grandparents were the type of people who gave without seeking recognition. They helped out because it was the right thing to do. My time in Israel truly brought home to me the beauty, the magni[...]
  • Our parents came from Poland and Russia, and both Elaine and I learned at a very young age from our parents the value of tzedakah. While we feel that all Jewish people are our brothers and sisters, we think the Columbus Jewish community is something special. We want those feelings of belonging and[...]
  • We are proud members of the Jewish faith with roots in an unbroken chain over 3,000 years old; a chain that binds us to Jews the world over. We are also proud members of the Columbus Jewish community; one that opened its heart to those most vulnerable, both in our parochial and greater community. [...]
  • Why would I want to help secure the future of our Jewish community? It is so obvious to me. I have children and grandchildren. I want to do everything I can to make sure there is a Jewish world for them. I have learned from the holocaust that we must do something, stay involved, be a participant[...]
  • Although we have not been in Columbus a long time, our children are here, and we have been warmly received into the community. It was therefore important for us to make this gift. My parents, Minnie and Max Kohnop of Dayton, were very involved in Temple there; and my father was very active in B'[...]
  • When my family came to Columbus as German Jewish refugees some 60 years ago the Jewish community was helpful in getting us started as productive members of the Jewish and American society. We want to make sure this will be available for the future.
  • When Great-Grandmother Mirma Plaut sailed from Germany to America and when Grandfather Max Brener journeyed from Lithuania and peddled clothes across the Appalacians, neither envisioned the extent to which their descendants would be able to participate as full-fledged citizens in a pluralistic socie[...]
  • As lifelong residents of the Columbus Jewish community, we were brought up with a strong example set by our family, maintaining their commitment to support all kinds of Jewish charitable services. Our father, Frank A. Glick, was one of the original 8 or 9 men who established what is now known as the[...]
  • My husband, Ben Jacobs, and I met in May 1948 on Israel’s Day of Independence. So my endowment gift, which will bear his name and mine, is earmarked to help Israel stay strong. Only one of my relatives lived through the Holocaust. Benno and I were survivors, but that chapter of our lives is too d[...]