Book of Life

  • The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has invited Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs to participate in a "Lessons of the Holocaust" focus group to shape training for law enforcement officers from around the world.  After touring Yad Vashem early in her career, Jacobs committed herself to providing Holoca[...]
  • Neal Shapiro, chair of the community's Chevra Kadisha, was feted on November 5 by Agudas Achim's  Brotherhood.  Like all members of the Chevra Kadisha burial society, Neal embodies a high standard of community service that is devoid of ulterior motives.  Flowers for the Living has been an Agudas tra[...]
  • What better time of year than National Hospice Awareness month to celebrate the fifth anniversary of a Bat Mitzvah girl's campaign to deliver teddy bears to Zusman Hospice residents?  Thousands of bears and millions of cuddles after her project started, Emily Cammeyer and friends are gearing up for [...]
  • BREAD's  November 13 General Assembly at 2777 E. Livingston Avenue celebrated the organization's Investment Drive accomplishments. Updates were provided by local officials on commitments concerning the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, alternatives to out-of-school suspensions, One ID Colum[...]
  • RSVP for Wednesday's late afternoon cocktail reception downtown with parking magnate Alan Lazowski.  Open bar and top-of-the-line kosher noshes will be served at 5:30 PM in the Huntington Building's beautiful Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff atrium at 41 South High St, 26th Floor. RSVP at [...]
  • A $15,000 grant from the Foundation's Mel Palius Fund will help low income families to live in safe, decent neighborhoods, giving their children improved opportunities.  Palius bequeathed his Grandview home to the Foundation in 2004 to create the Foundation's Mel Palius Fund.  Readers and funders se[...]
  • A newly-released study addresses how Jewish Federations can help North American Jewish day schools.  The day school challenge is not all about the cost.  The challenge can be addressed by ongoing cultivation of the schools and support for their leaders, attending to them continually, and not only wh[...]
  • Three ingredients for Jewish continuity are Jewish day schools, Israel experiences,  and Jewish summer camping. Fortunately, Columbus has two Jewish day schools.  Families of prospective kindergarten students are invited to check out Columbus Torah Academy on November 15 and 16.  Call 614-864-0299 t[...]
  • The Columbus Jewish Film Festival continues this weekend and next with ten more opportunities to catch the best in international and independent films playing throughout the Columbus area. Click here for Film Festival schedule.  
  • Your financial statements and Fall Quarterly have been mailed.  Fund holders who opted for electronic delivery can access their statements on Donor Central through our homepage link at http://columbusjewishfoundation.org/ or by clicking the following URL https://www.edonorcentral.com/login_4000.asp.[...]
  • The Foundation and Federation Boards met on November 1 to discuss a pathway to strategically align both organizations.   A working group will explore organizational structure and governance, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is being crafted to align both entities under the direction of a sing[...]