Book of Life

  • High school seniors can submit a no more than 1,200 word essay describing how they will "perpetuate their own Jewish knowledge and practice as a college freshman, and why." Winners will receive up to $1,000. For details and submission, contact Halle Schwartz at 614-559-6251.
  • The 9th Annual Columbus Baseball Invitational is set for April 29-May 1, 2018. Twelve teams from Jewish day schools across the country will participate.  Missing will be co-Commissioner Bob Lane, who passed away in December after a three and a half year battle with cancer.  The winning team will r[...]
  • Foundation staff toured the Columbus Jewish Historical Society's new WWI exhibit: 1918 Central Ohio, Jews and the World War, and looks forward to the May 30 premiere of a new production, "Letters Home: Jewish Columbus in WWI. "The performance gives voice to the collection of WWI letters that CJHS ho[...]
  • While meeting March 14 with Foundation CEO Jackie Jacobs to review their endowment performance (which has grown by 18% over the past year), the NCJW board got to the heart of the matter: you don't raise money by begging for it.  Success breeds success.  No one gives to a sinking Titanic.  Organizati[...]
  • Bailey Cavalieri estate attorney Jonathan Murphy spoke about digital assets and estate planning at the March 15 lunchtime meeting of the Foundation's Legal & Tax Advisory Committee. The Committee, comprised of legal, accounting, insurance, and financial planning professionals, meets next on June[...]
  • OSU Professor of Surgery Dr. Robert Ruberg named two Alpha Omega Alpha high achievers as this year's recipients of the Foundation's David Yashon Award: Dr. Jaclyn Mescher and Dr. Davidson Sacolick. Dr. Mescher (who is also is a U.S. Army Second Lieutenant and United States Military Academy hono[...]
  • Jewish Family Services will assemble Passover gift bags on March 17. More than 350 households will get Kroger gift cards for food and other necessities, compliments of the Foundation's Sonia & Saul Schottenstein Scrip Program, the Columbus Jewish Foundation, and the Wexner Family Match to the Ho[...]
  • Two key changes to the federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax provisions were made when Congress passed the most sweeping tax reform of the past three decades: The new law doubles the existing estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions, as indexed for inflati[...]
  • The Ebner Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, has elected the following trustees: James Bowman, President; Galen Block, Secretary/Treasurer; Cynthia Ebner, Mark Ebner, and Mark Yale. Bowman, Block, and Yale also serve, respectively, as president of the Columbus Jew[...]
  • Reactive maintenance finds a fix when something goes wrong and urgent capital repairs call for immediate attention.  But preventive maintenance is better in the long run, saving time and money.  The objective of the Federation and Foundation's newly-reorganized Capital Partnership Committee is to sh[...]
  • Central Ohio's Reform congregations and others will convene on Saturday, March 24, near Genoa Park at 10:00 AM for a brief Shabbat service. Participants will then make placards and head to the Statehouse to demand an end to gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.