• 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 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

  • Giving is a privilege for the living. Our family was raised on “pushkes” and a steady stream of “mishalochim” from Israel. They came to us regularly, however, mother, Sarah, would not interrupt here three-times-a-day prayers. It was a traumatic experience when mother was “in consultation with the[...]
  • Both my Wasserstrom and Krakoff grandparents came to this community in the 1890’s and they began what was to be a continuous pattern in my family of Jewish commitment and involvement. My parents modeled Jewish values, including “tzedakah” and about the blessings and responsibilities of being a Jew. [...]