Book of Life

  • A Search Committee headed by Bill Byers has been appointed to select the new Chief Executive for the Federation and Foundation.  Serving with Bill Byers are Gary Blumberg, Jim Bowman, Carol Folkerth, Rabbi Avi Goldstein, Jeff Kaplan, Linda Kass, Naomi Lamb, Michael Schottenstein, Audrey Tuckerman, C[...]
  • Korn Ferry, a nationally known executive search firm, has been engaged to guide the recruitment process for a single Chief Executive for the Federation and Foundation, as set forth in December's Federation-Foundation Memorandum of Understanding.  Korn Ferry met with 49 stakeholders  late last month,[...]
  • This year's JCC Gala proceeds will be used for children's scholarships to ensure that the more than 250 families with financial hardship will have access to JCC programs and activities. Scholarships send children to the JCC's Early Childhood program, summer camps, and after school care. The JCC Gala[...]
  • After successfully hosting three annual 614 Shabbat weekends -- with a bunch of Challah Bakes held all around town -- a big change is being made to the recipe.  When October 25 rolls in this year, Sabbath bakers and makers will convene in the Columbus Torah Academy gymnasium for their very first com[...]
  • It's been 12 years since the Foundation awarded a seed grant to the burgeoning Columbus Conference for Jewish Women sponsored by Kollel.  The annual event has grown so large over the years that it will be held this year at the Columbus Museum of Art.  Guest speakers from Israel, Chicago and New Jers[...]
  • Twenty two years ago, the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women received its very first endowment gift from Charlotte Kahn, z'l.  Not long afterwards, NCJW received a $65,000 bequest from Sarah Adelman. Since then, NCJW supporters established five more endowments.  NCJW will be holdi[...]
  • When teens can't resist the pull of electronic devices, to the point that it interferes with daily life and personal relationships, how do they and parents deal with it?  An overflow crowd of 250 screenagers and their parents showed up on January 21 to find common ground.  Due to a strong demand by [...]
  • Funding from six Jewish Family Services endowments already has been committed for the agency's holiday gift bag program for seniors, including funds established by William and Sally Glick, Muriel and Allen Gundersheimer, Mildred and George Rosenberger, Dorothy and Mayer Rosenfeld, and Joan and Jack [...]
  • Holocaust Survivors Fund:  To date, the Foundation has provided $229,000 for food and utilities from this fund to assure the success of the Federation's Local Holocaust Survivors In Need Initiative to ensure a life of dignity for those who have suffered so greatly. Hineni Fund:  In the [...]
  • Grant requests are welcome at the Foundation.  Submissions deadline for qualified non-profits related to the Jewish Arts, Jewish Education & Literacy, and Social Justice grants is February 15.   Click here for details. Need help with the on-line process?  Call Director of Grants Susan Tanur at 6[...]
  • The community is celebrating Israel's 70th with activities, talks, special events, displays, and gatherings.  Organizations are encouraged to come forward with additional Israel events. Click here to view community calendar.
  •   Steve Heiser heads up the Ambassadors Council, the Foundation's development board. Ambassadors spread the word about the advantages of planned giving -- an especially timely service now that the rules governing charitable giving have been in flux.  Despite a Stage 2 snow emergency February 7, thi[...]