• 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

  • Foundation assets under management now stand at $123 million, up about 10% over last year, as reported to the Board by Finance Committee Chair Bill Byers. The Foundation's  audit report was prepared by RSM-US, the fifth largest accounting, tax and consulting firm in the country.
  • A single executive for both entities, blended development, collaborative community planning, preservation of endowments, adherence to donative intent... all are elements of a community vision jointly endorsed by the Federation and Foundation boards in early December in a Memorandum of Understanding.[...]
  • The Foundation Board approved more than $200,000 in new grants in early December, including two to the Federation, which will spearhead community-wide celebrations in honor of Israel's upcoming 70th anniversary.  A major grant to the Columbus Torah Academy will be announced by Foundation President J[...]
  • Year-end is often the most opportune time to consider financial and tax planning strategies. Congress and the White House are negotiating significant changes in the tax laws that could, if enacted, impact financial strategies. Because changes in the tax code may become effective after the start of 2[...]

Book of Life

  • We come from modest backgrounds, and each of us, in our youth, benefited from the Jewish institutions in the communities in which we were raised. While neither of us is a native of Columbus, the people and institutions of this Jewish community have become important to us in a very deep and personal[...]
  • It is a true privilege to be among the first to sign this historical document, The Endowment Book of Life, for the Columbus Jewish community. Our three children, Robert, Ronald and Edith (Edie) and their families are settled in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Israel respectively. However, their Jewish [...]