• 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

  • Is support of the arts a mere "nicety" or does it have other, measurable benefits?  According to a recent survey touted in the August 14 Dispatch, its impact can be measured in cold cash through job creation, tax revenue, visitor and a creative class of workers and leading-edge employers."  The Foun[...]
  • Is support of the arts a mere "nicety" or does it have other, measurable benefits?  According to a recent survey touted in the August 14 Dispatch, its impact can be measured in cold cash through job creation, tax revenue, visitor and a creative class of workers and leading-edge employers."  The Foun[...]
  • Home parlor meetings are a successful way to educate friends and associates about the Foundation's work and accomplishments.  Two were hosted earlier this year by Jennifer and Bill Byer and Tracey and Jim Bowman.  This week, Stacy and Howard Levin held a home parlor meeting to introduce their neighb[...]
  • Second-year law student Hillary Hoxworth is joining the Foundation Board as a non-voting trustee. Hoxworth, a Columbus Torah Academy alumnus who ran a  perfect 4.0 cum as an OSU undergraduate, is president of the Jewish Student Law Association, staff editor of the Ohio State Business Law Journal, an[...]

Book of Life

  • My mother, Sema Yablok, a naturalized U.S. citizen, returned to Ticochin, Poland, in 1931 with my grandmother, to seek a lifemate with intellect and religious qualifications that matched hers. She met and married Yehuda Piekarz, my father, who was known in Columbus as Rabbi Julius L. Baker. My pa[...]
  • The idea and the ideal of tzedakah is a foundation of our lives. Since our earliest years, our parents taught us that Judaism is a religion of action, a way of living that places great emphasis on caring for the community and giving back to the community so as to help others. It is truly a pleasu[...]