Foundation Funds Helping Throughout the Community

Student Interns
The Foundation’s Ben and Ethel Neustadt Marketing Endowment is providing stipends to OSU Hillel for this year’s journalism intern, Spencer Yasinow, and marketing intern, Sydney Sundell.

Sukkah Repairs on Campus
OSU Hillel’s Sukkah  will be ready for the upcoming holiday of Sukkot, thanks to funding from the Foundation’s Joan and Jack Wallick Hillel Endowment.   A Sukkah is a temporary structure reminiscent of the fragile dwellings in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery.

Agudas Achim
Sound system improvements will enhance the High Holiday experience at Agudas, thanks in part to a recent grant from the Foundation’s Moritz Mayer Endowment Fund.






Dental Scholarships
Ten Jewish dental students attending OSU’s College of Dentistry have been awarded scholarships from the Foundation’s Jaffee Dental Scholarship Fund.   Over $300,000 in scholarship support has been provided to dental students since the fund was first established  with a gift from the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Jaffee.






On Oct. 22-24, the entire Columbus Jewish community will come together to experience Shabbat as a community. The Columbus Jewish Foundation is the key funder. More information can be found at the ”614 Shabbat” Facebook group  or by emailing 614Shabbat@gmail.com.





Maccabi Games
The  JCC Maccabi Games are returning to Columbus next July. The Foundation is a major underwriter:  2,500 people will be involved, including 850 athletes, 200 coaches, and 400 host families.  Planning already is underway, with a JCC Kickoff taking place on Sunday, September 20 from 4:30-6:00 PM. Learn more here with a  short video.




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