• 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

  • Central Ohio's Reform congregations and others will convene on Saturday, March 24, near Genoa Park at 10:00 AM for a brief Shabbat service. Participants will then make placards and head to the Statehouse to demand an end to gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.
  • High school seniors can submit a no more than 1,200 word essay describing how they will "perpetuate their own Jewish knowledge and practice as a college freshman, and why." Winners will receive up to $1,000. For details and submission, contact Halle Schwartz at 614-559-6251.
  • The 9th Annual Columbus Baseball Invitational is set for April 29-May 1, 2018. Twelve teams from Jewish day schools across the country will participate.  Missing will be co-Commissioner Bob Lane, who passed away in December after a three and a half year battle with cancer.  The winning team will r[...]
  • Foundation staff toured the Columbus Jewish Historical Society's new WWI exhibit: 1918 Central Ohio, Jews and the World War, and looks forward to the May 30 premiere of a new production, "Letters Home: Jewish Columbus in WWI. "The performance gives voice to the collection of WWI letters that CJHS ho[...]

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 have been surrounded by so many blessings. Giving back was never a choice; it was a natural way of life for us. More than responsibility to give tzedakah, it is our privilege to be in a position to help others. The Janice B. Ballas Fund, in particular, was funded to honor Phyllis’ deceased si[...]