• 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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CJYF Grant History 2008-2015

  • 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 SPLC has documented an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century.  There are 917 hate groups across the county.  In Ohio, there are 19 active hate groups and three white separatists/Neo-Nazi groups identified by the SPLC. Two of those are in the Columbus area and [...]
  • The National Socialist Movement dispersed a slew of hateful business cards and flyers throughout the neighborhood of Clintonville.   "Save our land! Join the klan!" was one of the many messages stated in the propaganda.  Watch NBC4's coverage of the incident here.
  • The Jewish community in Charlottesville hired armed security to protect its synagogue after local police declined to provide a guard for the site, according to its president. In a blog post, Congregation Beth Israel's President Alan Zimmerman described his fear in the presence of white supremacists.[...]

Book of Life

  • Ever since I was about 10 years old, I remember my father always saying, “Remember the poor.” When I was 16, I went with my sister & her husband to California, and our father paid our way, but he told us to give 10% of our money away to the poor. When first married, Harold and I went to Vienna a[...]
  • Having been influenced by many other Jewish individuals who have endowed favorite Jewish causes, we desire to perpetuate the Jewish heritage and culture in this community through our commitment to the Columbus Jewish Foundation. Roselee's father, Morris Lerer, was born in Russia and came to the U[...]