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Book of Life

  • Columbus Jewish Youth Foundation board member Carly Shocket has been appointed to the Jewish Teen Funders Network Youth Ambassador Council. The Council addresses trends in teen giving, political giving, current events, personal priorities and giving priorities. A member of the Columbus Jewish Youth [...]
  • In honor of National Hospice Awareness Month, the Love & Hugs for Zusman Hospice Program provided massage therapy for Zusman Hospice care providers to highlight additional forms of service that Love & Hugs will be providing at Zusman: massage and art and music therapy. Community support for [...]
  • Columbus Torah Academy's December 10 Scholarship Dinner will recognize local businessman Alan Levine and the Columbus Jewish Foundation. Per a CTA press release, "the Foundation steadfastly works to promote and support Jewish education and has been a magnificent partner with CTA over the years."  Th[...]
  • A gift from an anonymous Foundation funder holder will partially underwrite a timely and important program on Sunday, January 21, 2018 for teens and their parents.  It will probe vulnerable corners of family life, depicting real-life struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet [...]
  • SEI, the Foundation's investment manager has been named "Top Provider" at this week's Institutional Asset Management Awards ceremony in New York.  According to Investment Committee Chair Randy Hansell, the Foundation's main investment pool earned 13.79% so far this year.
  • "When my father's mother pushed him from a second-floor window of the Kino movie theater in the Polish town of Zetl in August 1942, she had some important words for him:  'I want you to be somebody and tell the world what's going on. Save yourself!'" So began the remarks of Alan "Laz" Lazowski, the [...]
  • The Foundation's Louie Samuel Becker Fund is a big supporter of Fry Out Cancer: patrons can order a fully prepared fried turkey and select a time to pick it up on Thanksgiving Day.   All proceeds are passed on to The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The suggested minimum donation[...]
  • 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[...]
  • The 26-member Columbus Jewish Youth Foundation met on November 19 to determine its Spring grant guidelines.  As noted by board member Ethan Davis, "Recent events in the news media have put dangerous anti-Semitic groups in the spotlight, in the US and abroad."  As concerned Jews, the teen board will [...]