• 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

  • Eighty-five year old Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a longtime political activist, was arrested last week while protesting outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Philadelphia. Waskow made a speech that was posted on Twitter before he was arrested. "We understand that by the local law what we[...]
  • Ohio House Bill 479m, which was recently signed into law by Governor Kasich, permits the creation of a new type of trust in Ohio, the "Legacy Trust", allowing an individual to more effectively shield assets from future creditors. But there are limitations.  Click here for more information.
  • Move to PROSPER is a pilot housing program that makes affordable rentals available in high opportunity communities with good schools, safe neighborhoods, and job opportunities.  Of the two hundred applicants, the first seven families have been selected.  All participants have some college education,[...]
  • Within the next five years, Big Brothers Big Sisters hopes to have a presence in all Fairfield County schools.  A recent gift from the Foundation's Secret Tzedakah Fund is helping make that possible. In a note for the anonymous donors from BBBS Executive Director, Jolyn Pugh stated, "Although we don[...]

Book of Life

  • We were always taught to make Judaism not just a part of life, but a way of life. The very essence of who we are has been determined by our Judaic depth. Therefore, Jewish education and its continuing need is the focal point of our energies. If we are successful at achieving these goals, all other i[...]
  • My mother, Sema Yablok, a naturalized U.S. citizen, returned to Ticochin, Poland, in 1931 with my grandmother, to seek a lifemate with intellect and religious qualifications that matched hers. She met and married Yehuda Piekarz, my father, who was known in Columbus as Rabbi Julius L. Baker. My pa[...]