• 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 Foundation is co-sponsoring the accomplishments of IMPACT Safety and its founder Dr. Julie Harmon at the Drexel Theatre October 26 at 7:00 PM.  IMPACT Safety teaches empowered self-defense to women, girls, children with disabilities, organizations, schools, and companies.  A documentary, Beauty [...]
  • I.H. Schlezinger, an immigrant from Austria - Hungary, worked his way up from a peddler to a captain of industry in the metals business and the presidency at Congregation Tifereth Israel.  The synagogue's downstairs social hall bears his name.  A family fund at the Foundation provides for its upkeep[...]
  • Years ago, there was a Columbus Hebrew School that eventually morphed into the Kol Ami Hebrew School.  Kol Ami was way ahead of its time, with a fleet of teachers and substitute teachers for afternoon and Sunday school programs at the local synagogues.  Upon its dissolution, its modest endowment ass[...]
  • The Foundation's Moritz Mayer Endowment has generated $19,000 this year, which will be shared by Tifereth Israel, Agudas Achim, Columbus Torah Academy, and Wexner Heritage Village.  Mayer and his sister fled to America to escape the Nazis. Unable to find work in New York where he could observe the S[...]

Book of Life

  • My great-grandparents and grandparents escaped the Pogroms of Russia in the late 1880s and emigrated to the United States. The American dream was their goal for their children. However, Torah learning, Jewish education, and prayer and tzeddakah were always our way of life, even during the Depressi[...]
  • As children of immigrants, our parents were secure in their Jewish identity and in their Judaism. The same cannot be said for their grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Jewish community has recognized Jewish identity and continuity as a major challenge. Our gift is designed to focus efforts[...]