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Book of Life P - T

  • To be able to extend the mitzvah of Tzedakah beyond our lifetime is a privilege and a joy. We send with this gift a message to our grandchildren and to theirs: “Share from your blessing, love each other as we would love you, and never break the link of Jewish continuity that our family has protected[...]
  • I was raised and confirmed in the Reform temple in Boston, and I have strong and wonderful memories of my Jewish background. My dream for the Columbus Jewish community is that we will have a strong cultural arts program that includes Gallery Players. Not only can the arts educate and provide a b[...]
  • I remember the past, live in the present and dream of the future – I was born in Vienna Austria. In 1938, after Austria became part of Nazi Germany, a kind stranger from Chicago sent an affidavit enabling my parents and me to escape to America. I was 15 years old at the time, but this selfless act o[...]
  • Our parents, along with our strong affiliations with the Jewish Community Center and Congregation Tifereth Israel and the experience of growing up in this rather small Jewish community, have been the major building blocks of our lives. We have always enjoyed and appreciated the nurturing lifestyle i[...]
  • It is a true privilege to be among the first to sign this historical document, The Endowment Book of Life, for the Columbus Jewish community. Our three children, Robert, Ronald and Edith (Edie) and their families are settled in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Israel respectively. However, their Jewish [...]
  • My parents immigrated from Zhitomir in the Ukraine in Russia. I was born in this country. Through my parents, I was given a strong sense of my Jewish identity and was led to a commitment to Judaism. I admire how, throughout the ages, our Jewish leaders have never abandoned their commitment to sus[...]
  • Our grandparents were our greatest influence. They took us to synagogue, taught us about shabbos and the holidays; in essence they introduced us to the rich culture and tradition of our people. Sheila's parents gave much of their time volunteering at their synagogue and held officer positions at a[...]
  • Our parents were our greatest influences. They led by example. They expressed their intense love of Judaism in all of their actions. Terri recalls her father singing at the Shabbos table and laying tefillin every morning, and both parents constantly making time in their lives for Jewish causes. [...]
  • Since the time of my birth, I was taught about the mitzvah of Tzedaka. I always thought that my many charitable goals would be unachievable during my lifetime, but with the help of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, I have seen my dreams come true. In the home of my beloved parents, Rose Schuster Mo[...]
  • Ever since I was about 10 years old, I remember my father always saying, “Remember the poor.” When I was 16, I went with my sister & her husband to California, and our father paid our way, but he told us to give 10% of our money away to the poor. When first married, Harold and I went to Vienna a[...]
  • Our parents on both sides - Libbie and Meyer Schottenstein and Jennie and Ben Gendel - all taught us to help others without question. What’s most moving to me about being Jewish is the feeling that the entire community is extended family. I want the Columbus Jewish Community to be able to continue [...]