• Managing Community Assets

    • Columbus Jewish Foundation is proud to manage the endowments, real estate and other assets of our Jewish community.

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    • Columbus Jewish Youth

    • The Columbus Jewish Foundation is dedicated to instilling a sense of community and tzedakah in our Jewish youth.

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    • Planting For Our Future

    • As our parents planted for us,
      so we plant for those
      who come after us. –
      Talmud Ta'anit

    • Our Art Collection

    • Exquisite artwork created by Jewish artists from all over the world is on display in our building

    • VIEW
    • Jackie's Corner:

    • CEO Jackie Jacobs provides his insights and points of view on supporting the Jewish community

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Guidelines

  • Jewish Youth

  • Helping instill a sense of community and tzedakah in our Jewish youth.

  • Book of Life

  • Thank you to our donors who help shape Jewish Columbus and the Jewish world with their generosity.

  • Jackie's Corner

  • Jackie Jacobs, Foundation CEO, shares his views on Jewish community, philanthropy and importance of legacy giving.

Latest News

  • Conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton were the highest-paid act in Depression-era vaudeville, and even had a brief flirtation with Hollywood in Tod Browning's 1932 classic, Freaks. The sisters are the subject of Gallery Players upcoming production, Side Show.  The Foundation is Gallery Players key[...]
  • The Columbus Mikvah, where Jews take ritual baths to fulfill purity requirements, will soon be getting a makeover at a new location on East Main St, with more than half of the costs already committed.  To assure proper long-term building upkeep, the Foundation will match contributions to the facilit[...]
  • Central Ohio's "Eco-conscious Jewish Reconstructionist & Renewal Community" received a $2,500 strategic planning grant from the Foundation's Jewish Education and Literacy Committee to develop year-round service to its students, life-long learning for teens and adults, and 10% annual increases in[...]
  • The New York Times calls it "bunching."  Donors "bunch" several years of donations into a Donor Advised Fund in one year.  They get a tax deduction by itemizing.  They then spread out distributions in future years when they won't be itemizing deductions. Click here for How to Write Off Donations Und[...]

Book of Life

  • We both feel we have been blessed since birth. We were born into warm, Jewish families with parents who showered us with love, devotion, care and a commitment to our heritage. Our parents, who come to Ohio from Romania, Russia and New York, taught us so much by their examples. We hope we have don[...]
  • The words Tzedakah and Tzadik (Gracious Person) share a common root: two special people inspired our family's endowment contributions. My grandfather, Ely Petzinovitch, known as Reb Ely, of blessed memory, was a very generous person who gave Tzedakah to anyone in need. A particular story reflects[...]