• 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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Community Grants Guidelines and Core Requirements

  • 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 Columbus Jewish Youth Foundation is now accepting applications for grants. Projects addressing anti-Semitism or Israel Awareness are eligible for review by the Teen Board for consideration of up to $5,000. Any programs addressing the contemporary issues of hate speech, hate crimes, anti-Israel, [...]
  • The Columbus Jewish Foundation expresses its condolences to the families of the 17 victims of the horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, of whom five were members of the Jewish community.  Our hearts and prayers go out the survivors and their families, the school community a[...]
  • The OSU Melton Center for Jewish Studies Spring program calendar just came out with topics ranging from the Jewish Supreme Court Justices (February 26) to the shocking developments in the American suburban shtetl of Kiryat Joel, New York on April 22. Click here for the full schedule.
  • What happens when you lose the ability to manage your electronic communications and personal digital property?  This is a topic that estate planners now discuss with their clients, and it goes well beyond your logins, passwords, and social media accounts. Estate, Trust and Probate attorney Jonathan [...]

Book of Life

  • As we reflect on our committed involvement in the Columbus Jewish community, we are struck by how much people’s actions can influence and inspire one another. We remember one of our first exposures to the Columbus Jewish Federation, during Israel’s 1973 war, and how moved we were by the passion, ded[...]
  • 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[...]