Book of Life

  • JCC Executive Director Carol Folkerth  announced four new endowments at her agency's annual meeting in mid-May, with a shout-out to the Foundation for its assistance.  This year's new funds are the JCC North Early Childhood Program Endowment, in memory of Ruth Ann Blank and Dorothy Kahn; the Andrew [...]
  • Barbara and Bill Bonner Family Foundation trustee Valerie Swiatek was honored May 17 at a major Ohio Wildlife Center event.  The Bonner Foundation, a fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, has supported many projects at the Center, including the Bonner Barn, an American Bald Eagle exhibit, pre-rele[...]
  • The Columbus Jewish Historical Society now has a named position - the Eleanore G. Yenkin Curator.  The CJHS board was notified May 17 that the donors are the children of the late Eleanore Yenkin, a former agency president.  More details will be announced at the agency's June 5 annual meeting.
  • With the Foundation's Annual Meeting just around the corner, a retrospective of past Foundation honorees is timely.  Take an on-line tour of some of the remarkable people whose time, energy, and resources built our community and the Columbus Jewish Foundation. Babette and Jim Feibel Donald[...]
  • The Foundation's Legal & Tax Advisory Committee, comprised of legal, accounting, insurance, and financial planning professionals, will meet on June 14 for an ethical wills presentation by financial planner and attorney Mark Coffey.  To RSVP contact Gary Robins at 614-338-2365 or email grobins@tc[...]
  • Columbus Torah Academy raised $507,350 last week in just 24 hours through its lighting-speed Raising Stars campaign. Close to 600 alumni, parents, former and current teachers, families, and students chipped in from far and wide for the Jewish day school, including  Foundation fund holder, Evan Soll,[...]
  • June will mark the 13th year of the Jack Roth Run, named for a trailblazing community friend and leader, front-runner in the Masorti Movement, and member of the Foundation's Social Justice Committee.  The race will take runners and walkers through Central Bexley, with proceeds again  to be used for [...]
  • Mark May 23 on your calendar to join a celebration of Jackie Jacobs' 28-year tenure as the CEO of the Columbus Jewish Foundation. The public event will take place at the Lincoln Theatre and begin at 7:15.  RSVP is required in advance.  For more information about the celebration please contact Pam Gu[...]
  • Zanesville's historic Beth Abraham Synagogue has been sold. The proceeds will be added to two Columbus Jewish Foundation custodial funds: the Beth Abraham Synagogue Cemetery Fund and the Beth Abraham Synagogue Legacy Fund.
  • We mourn the loss of Jack Gordon, 87, of Columbus, a dear friend of the Jewish community.  A retired industrial photographer with Rockwell International, Jack was an avid craftsman whose wooden creations ("Made especially for you by Jack Gordon") are enjoyed by many.  Jack and his widow, Winnie, ear[...]
  • An English-born dentist who learned his trade at OSU and practiced dentistry in Bucyrus, Ohio, will be remembered at the upcoming B'nai B'rith Bowling League's Annual Dinner.  Dr. Ralph Jaffee (1906-1966) and his wife, Bea (1906-1986,) who were childless, established a scholarship fund at the Founda[...]