• 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 United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 (S. 2497) is a bipartisan bill that seeks to ensure Israel has the means necessary to defend itself, by itself, against a range of growing and emerging threats. Authored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE), the leg[...]
  • The Financial Times believes that Columbus is showing why industrial policy, not tariffs, is a winning strategy.  Since 2010, Columbus has created roughly half of all the new jobs in Ohio.  Harvard Business School even wrote a recent case study about it.  Click here for audio podcast.
  • Financial planner Mark Coffee of Summit Financial Strategies led the Foundation Legal & Tax Advisory Committee's fourth presentation of the year with a workshop on ethical wills.  Jewish community lobbyist Howard Beigelman, Executive Director of Ohio Jewish Communities, followed with an update o[...]
  • For individuals over age 70½ who are now required to take their Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts, the extra RMD income could cause an increase in Medicare premiums. In other words: if you are age 70 ½ or over and send your RMD to your charity (you must reach that age to[...]

Book of Life

  • Our roots here are strong and deep. Born and raised in Columbus, Selma Sylvia Ruben and Myer William Mellman were married in 1944. Participation in the Jewish community has nurtured what we cherish; Jewish values and Jewish life, the arts and education, the beauty of Judaism as a religion of action.[...]
  • My mother, Celia Neustadt Byer, the daughter of a famous Rabbi, came to the United States from Russia and Poland in 1903 when she was just one year old. Rabbi Neustadt established the forerunner of the modern Hebrew school in Indianapolis. My father, Herbert Byer, born in Cincinnati was also raised [...]