• 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

  • 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

  • My parents immigrated from Zhitomir in the Ukraine in Russia. I was born in this country. Through my parents, I was given a strong sense of my Jewish identity and was led to a commitment to Judaism. I admire how, throughout the ages, our Jewish leaders have never abandoned their commitment to sus[...]
  • I remember the past, live in the present and dream of the future – I was born in Vienna Austria. In 1938, after Austria became part of Nazi Germany, a kind stranger from Chicago sent an affidavit enabling my parents and me to escape to America. I was 15 years old at the time, but this selfless act o[...]