• 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

  • Central Ohio's Reform congregations and others will convene on Saturday, March 24, near Genoa Park at 10:00 AM for a brief Shabbat service. Participants will then make placards and head to the Statehouse to demand an end to gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.
  • High school seniors can submit a no more than 1,200 word essay describing how they will "perpetuate their own Jewish knowledge and practice as a college freshman, and why." Winners will receive up to $1,000. For details and submission, contact Halle Schwartz at 614-559-6251.
  • The 9th Annual Columbus Baseball Invitational is set for April 29-May 1, 2018. Twelve teams from Jewish day schools across the country will participate.  Missing will be co-Commissioner Bob Lane, who passed away in December after a three and a half year battle with cancer.  The winning team will r[...]
  • Foundation staff toured the Columbus Jewish Historical Society's new WWI exhibit: 1918 Central Ohio, Jews and the World War, and looks forward to the May 30 premiere of a new production, "Letters Home: Jewish Columbus in WWI. "The performance gives voice to the collection of WWI letters that CJHS ho[...]

Book of Life

  • As we go through life, Herb and I have always felt we were lucky to be able to help others. Personally, the Lion of Judah has inspired me with their issues through the years as the best way to give. I hope I’m setting an example for my children and grandchildren and those to follow as the gift cont[...]
  • We have been surrounded by so many blessings. Giving back was never a choice; it was a natural way of life for us. More than responsibility to give tzedakah, it is our privilege to be in a position to help others. The Janice B. Ballas Fund, in particular, was funded to honor Phyllis’ deceased si[...]