• 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

    • VIEW
    • 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

  • An English-born dentist who learned his trade at OSU and practiced dentistry in Bucyrus, Ohio, will be remembered at the upcoming B'nai B'rith Bowling League's Annual Dinner.  Dr. Ralph Jaffee (1906-1966) and his wife, Bea (1906-1986,) who were childless, established a scholarship fund at the Founda[...]
  • JCC Executive Director Carol Folkerth  announced four new endowments at her agency's annual meeting in mid-May, with a shout-out to the Foundation for its assistance.  This year's new funds are the JCC North Early Childhood Program Endowment, in memory of Ruth Ann Blank and Dorothy Kahn; the Andrew [...]
  • The Columbus Jewish Youth Foundation announced $5,300 in grants at their May 17 Jewish Teen Awards program for Israel awareness and to address anti-Semitism. The grant recipients are the Columbus Jewish Film Festival and OSU Hillel's Ohio Loves Israel conference, to be held this Fall.
  • Barbara and Bill Bonner Family Foundation trustee Valerie Swiatek was honored May 17 at a major Ohio Wildlife Center event.  The Bonner Foundation, a fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, has supported many projects at the Center, including the Bonner Barn, an American Bald Eagle exhibit, pre-rele[...]

Book of Life

  • The greatest influences in my commitment to Judaism have been my grandparents and my time in Israel. My grandparents were the type of people who gave without seeking recognition. They helped out because it was the right thing to do. My time in Israel truly brought home to me the beauty, the magni[...]
  • We have been surrounded by so many blessings. Giving back was never a choice; it was a natural way of life for us. More than responsibility to give tzedakah, it is our privilege to be in a position to help others. The Janice B. Ballas Fund, in particular, was funded to honor Phyllis’ deceased si[...]