• 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

  • The SPLC has documented an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century.  There are 917 hate groups across the county.  In Ohio, there are 19 active hate groups and three white separatists/Neo-Nazi groups identified by the SPLC. Two of those are in the Columbus area and [...]
  • The National Socialist Movement dispersed a slew of hateful business cards and flyers throughout the neighborhood of Clintonville.   "Save our land! Join the klan!" was one of the many messages stated in the propaganda.  Watch NBC4's coverage of the incident here.
  • The Jewish community in Charlottesville hired armed security to protect its synagogue after local police declined to provide a guard for the site, according to its president. In a blog post, Congregation Beth Israel's President Alan Zimmerman described his fear in the presence of white supremacists.[...]

Book of Life

  • I remember the past, live in the present and dream of the future – I was born in Vienna Austria. In 1938, after Austria became part of Nazi Germany, a kind stranger from Chicago sent an affidavit enabling my parents and me to escape to America. I was 15 years old at the time, but this selfless act o[...]
  • Moving to the Midwest from New York City, I found my Jewish identity strengthened and reinforced through participation in religious and secular activities, and exploring our Jewish heritage. When I became a self-employed librarian and preservation consultant in 1991, I found that Jewish life and adh[...]