Foundation Updates

Remembering the Past- Ensuring the Future

The Foundation is collecting gifts to subsidize local participants in need of scholarships for this year’s March of the Living Teen Experience.   The April 12-26 program includes time in Poland on Yom HaShoah walking from Auschwitz to Birkenau– followed by a week in Israel observing Israel’s Memorial and Independence Days.  Sixteen local teens will participate, nine of whom need subsidies. They will join more than 12,000 teens from around the world.

Jewish Camp Fair

The Federation is hosting a Jewish Camp Fair at the College Avenue JCC on January 11 to help prospective campers choose their options.  Foundation endowments that make the camp experience more affordable include the Ralph Pariser Fund, Linsey Family Endowment, Loeb Family Camp Fund, and one established by the Agudas Achim Brotherhood.  Contact us if interested in establishing a Camp Scholarship Fund.  Surveys show that a Jewish child who attends a Jewish summer camp is anywhere from 20 to 50 percent  more likely to exhibit strong Jewish identity as an adult, such as support for Israel, membership in a congregation, observance of Shabbat and holidays and raising their own Jewish families.

Spring Grants

The Columbus Jewish Foundation is now accepting applications for its Spring grants cycle for Jewish Arts, Jewish Needs and Social Justice funding consideration.  Contact Grants Director Susan Tanur at 614-338-2365 for more information.

COMING SOON: The Columbus Jewish Youth Foundation (CJYF) grants application will open January 15 with proposals due by March 1, to support projects addressing “Local Jewish poverty and low income households”. Email inquiries to Debby Applefeld at dapplefeld@tcjf.org.

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