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Eleanor G. Yenkin

I feel fortunate that I am in a position to give, because giving has always been so much a part of the life I was taught by my parents. My mother had little tin “pushkes” nailed to every door in our house, mostly for different institutions in Israel, and we were always collecting and sending money. I still have those precious tin boxes today, and I still send money to those institutions.

The Columbus Jewish community is very important to me. I was born here and have been deeply involved throughout my life. I have seen our Jewish people come together, inspired by the State of Israel, driven by the Holocaust and skillfully led by the United Jewish Fund. I hope our community continues to stay united, as a strong presence in the Columbus community, recognized for our contributions.

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