• 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 United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 (S. 2497) is a bipartisan bill that seeks to ensure Israel has the means necessary to defend itself, by itself, against a range of growing and emerging threats. Authored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE), the leg[...]
  • The Financial Times believes that Columbus is showing why industrial policy, not tariffs, is a winning strategy.  Since 2010, Columbus has created roughly half of all the new jobs in Ohio.  Harvard Business School even wrote a recent case study about it.  Click here for audio podcast.
  • Financial planner Mark Coffee of Summit Financial Strategies led the Foundation Legal & Tax Advisory Committee's fourth presentation of the year with a workshop on ethical wills.  Jewish community lobbyist Howard Beigelman, Executive Director of Ohio Jewish Communities, followed with an update o[...]
  • For individuals over age 70½ who are now required to take their Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts, the extra RMD income could cause an increase in Medicare premiums. In other words: if you are age 70 ½ or over and send your RMD to your charity (you must reach that age to[...]

Book of Life

  • When I look at my children and consider the ways they have chosen to conduct their lives, I recognize that Mel and I set them on a path cleared for us by the community. I marvel at their sound values and sense of responsibility; contributions to the synagogue, the community center, the Day School, [...]
  • We are proud members of the Jewish faith with roots in an unbroken chain over 3,000 years old; a chain that binds us to Jews the world over. We are also proud members of the Columbus Jewish community; one that opened its heart to those most vulnerable, both in our parochial and greater community. [...]