• 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

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    • Jackie's Corner:

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

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  • 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

  • Every so often, a charity is fortunate enough to learn from a lawyer’s office that a decedent left it a gift in his or last will and testament. Sometimes, such bequests are directed for specific purpose, program, or event.  The charity is obliged to honor the donative intent. Many bequests, ho[...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]

Book of Life

  • Our parents and grandparents emigrated from a tiny shtetl called Staraya Sinovar in the Ukraine. They came with hope and optimism, and little else. They were assisted by the Jewish agencies of that time and by family members who had emigrated a little earlier. Our parents and grandparents not only g[...]
  • Giving is a privilege for the living. Our family was raised on “pushkes” and a steady stream of “mishalochim” from Israel. They came to us regularly, however, mother, Sarah, would not interrupt here three-times-a-day prayers. It was a traumatic experience when mother was “in consultation with the[...]