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- Back in 1999, Arts Programming at the JCC, including Gallery Players, was on chopping block. Foundation support saved the day, and Gallery Players is now strongly entering its 69th season. This week's Ohio Jewish Chronicle covers the Foundation's key role in maintaining the JCC as a hub for the Je[...]
- Max McGarity, the Grillmaster at this year's Kosher BBQ Festival, comes with sizzling credentials. He owns the High Barbeque Company, a new eatery in the Brewery District, and earned his stars at City Barbeque and Buckeye Back Ribs. The Buckeye Kosher BBQ will be held on August 20 from 3:00 - 7:0[...]
- In 1925, the small Jewish community of Lancaster, Ohio, just 33 miles southeast of Columbus, bought a formerly German Lutheran church to house their B'nai Israel congregation and synagogue. For the next 72 years, religious services, Hebrew school, and social events were offered at B'nai Israel for[...]
- Kroger gift cards, courtesy of the Foundation's Sonia and Saul Schottenstein SCRIP Program, will be included in the Rosh Hashanah Gift Bags JFS will deliver to Jewish community members having a hard time making ends meet. JFS will be enlisting help from Columbus area Jewish agencies and synagogues [...]
Book of Life
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- Our Jewish roots are traced back to Russia, Poland and Latvia. Gerald Davis’ grandmother, Bryna Goldberg of Sharon, Pennsylvania, taught him about charity by example of all the “pushkas”, tin charitable containers, which were somehow attached to the hot water tank in her kitchen. Grandmother Goldber[...]