• 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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thank you

  • 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

  • I feel fortunate that I am in a position to give, because giving has always been so much a part of the life I was taught by my parents. My mother had little tin “pushkes” nailed to every door in our house, mostly for different institutions in Israel, and we were always collecting and sending money. [...]
  • Our commitment to both Judaism and the community began with the home.  Gregg's parents were always involved in Jewish organizations, causes and their synagogue.  They lived by the belief that if one wants change or growth, one needs to be willing to work.  One of the greatest beliefs we inherited fr[...]