• 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

  • 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

  • Our parents and grandparents emigrated from a tiny shtetl called Staraya Sinovar in the Ukraine. They came with hope and optimism, and little else. They were assisted by the Jewish agencies of that time and by family members who had emigrated a little earlier. Our parents and grandparents not only g[...]
  • I wanted to create this endowment in order to insure that the memory of both my late husbands would live on. Having been raised to believe that charity came right after feeding the family in terms of priorities, it feels very natural to help provide for the future of this Jewish community, where I [...]