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Book of Life

  • Ohio House Bill 479m, which was recently signed into law by Governor Kasich, permits the creation of a new type of trust in Ohio, the "Legacy Trust", allowing an individual to more effectively shield assets from future creditors. But there are limitations.  Click here for more information.
  • Move to PROSPER is a pilot housing program that makes affordable rentals available in high opportunity communities with good schools, safe neighborhoods, and job opportunities.  Of the two hundred applicants, the first seven families have been selected.  All participants have some college education,[...]
  • Within the next five years, Big Brothers Big Sisters hopes to have a presence in all Fairfield County schools.  A recent gift from the Foundation's Secret Tzedakah Fund is helping make that possible. In a note for the anonymous donors from BBBS Executive Director, Jolyn Pugh stated, "Although we don[...]
  • Colonel Shai Katav, Israel's Air Force and Deputy Defense Attache to the United States, was guest speaker at an Israel Bonds benefit held Tuesday night in the home of Nicole and Mark Ebner.  The event posthumously honored the late businessman, Murray Ebner, a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Ebner's [...]
  • Plans are underway for another city-wide communal celebration of Shabbat over the October 25-27 weekend. A new feature will be a central location at Columbus Torah Academy for the Challah bake, braid, and bake - with enough space for up to 500 participants.  The Foundation's Uncle Davey Fund has aga[...]
  • Medical advances now allow survival from injuries that were disabling or fatal 100 years ago. Dr. Ian Valerio, who headed  trauma surgery in Kandahar, Afghanistan, will speak on Sunday, July 1 on regenerative medicine applications to wounded warriors and those in trauma care as part of the Columbus [...]
  • Payout rates for Charitable Gift Annuities are going up. Not only that, they are going up significantly.  Would you like to receive fixed income payments for life and at the same time make a gift to support your favorite charitable interests?  If so, a Charitable Gift Annuity might be for you. Chari[...]
  • Michael Hallet, M.D. is the newly-appointed chair of the Foundation's Overseas Needs Committee.  A Columbus native, Dr. Hallet graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1978, and specialized in urology.  He has served on the Foundation Board since 2016, as well as on the Hig[...]
  • The following candidates will be at the Ohio Jewish Communities Annual Meeting next week on Wednesday, June 27 at 11:30 AM.  Location: The Vault, 35 East Gay Street, Columbus, $20 Kosher Lunch. RSVP at 614-463-1835.
  • Since 1999, all Jewish teens in Columbus have been encouraged to open a B'nai Tzedek Fund at the Columbus Jewish Foundation.  Their $125 opening balance immediately grows to $500, thanks to matching gifts from the Mitzi and Henry Saeman family and the Foundation.  The program is now the largest in t[...]
  • Eighty-five year old Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a longtime political activist, was arrested last week while protesting outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Philadelphia. Waskow made a speech that was posted on Twitter before he was arrested. "We understand that by the local law what we[...]