• 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

  • In honor of IMPACT Safety's quarter century of service, the Foundation is co-sponsoring a unique documentary on women's self-defense at the Drexel Theatre on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 PM.  IMPACT Safety was founded by the Foundation's Social Justice Committee member Dr. Julie Harmon.  It teaches [...]
  • Commonhouse Ales, based in the Brewery District, will co-host a spirited 4:00 PM event about Donor Advised Funds at the Columbus Foundation on October 24.  The program will feature a sober presentation by panelists from the Columbus and Catholic Foundations and Jackie Jacobs, CEO of the Columbus Jew[...]
  • Don't miss out on next weekend's premier of internationally renowned Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin's signature dance, Minus 16. The Lenore Schottenstein & Community Jewish Arts Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation is supporting BalletMet's production of Naharin's piece.  Also known as Mr.[...]
  • The Foundation's Ralph & Beatrice Jaffee Endowment was able to assist every Jewish dental student who applied for a scholarship this year.  The Committee is comprised of local dentists, many of whom received Jaffee support when they were learning their trade.  Pictured: Jaffee Committee member D[...]

Book of Life

  • 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[...]
  • The future of our local Jewish community is dependent on funding a long term plan of sustenance. And that plan must be underwritten by a permanent commitment. Our family’s future generations must be guaranteed the opportunity to treasure their gift of Judaism and their covenant with God to live thei[...]