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Who We Are: JewishColumbus is a partnership of the Jewish Federation of Columbus and the Columbus Jewish Foundation. We are a community convener, a foundation and a funder. With each thing we do, we aspire to unite our community. By working to engage, include and secure each individual, we’re building the best future in Columbus, Israel and around the world. JewishColumbus leverages our community's strong history and roots to meet our needs today, tomorrow and for generations to come. The collective strength of JewishColumbus lies in our ability to grow the next generation of Jewish leaders and philanthropists and to implement a cohesive approach to funding.

What We Do: We are the largest funder of Jewish programs, we cultivate young leadership, engage Jews in Israel and across the globe, and keep our community safe and vibrant by providing security for our institutions. Our full-service community foundation inspires philanthropists of all generations and all faiths – from the thirteen-year-olds to our most steadfast supporters. Led by our values, we work hard to provide thought leadership on community needs and serve as philanthropic advisors to Donor Advised Fund and youth Fund Holders. Through Tzedakah (charity) and our community partnerships, JewishColumbus is honored to help make Columbus an exciting and growing city.

Why We're Important: Our partnerships within the Jewish community and the Columbus community at-large enable us to meet diverse community needs. The breadth and depth of our reach helps us to respond in times of crisis, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sprang into action and launched the Community Response Fund. Thanks to the community’s generosity, our Fund raised over $1.25 million dollars. This money goes towards food security, mental health and career services, housing support and general support to our organizations and schools. Last year, our Donor Advised Fund Holders contributed more than $6.9 million dollars to nonprofit organizations locally and globally; to both secular and non-secular causes.

How We Impact The Community: We engage community members from birth to senior living – funding Jewish summer camp experiences, educational programming for all ages, to resources and assistance to Holocaust survivors and financial support.

How You Can Help: We value community, family, tradition and connection through generations. Donations to the JewishColumbus Annual Campaign from community members like YOU allow JewishColumbus to fund important initiatives, such as:

  • Keeping our community safe

  • Jewish education, programs & experiences

  • Leadership and professional development

  • Resources for Holocaust survivors and vulnerable communities

  • Support for Israel and Jews across the globe

  • Social justice and community affairs

  • Fighting hate and anti-Semitism

Please consider making a gift through your Donor Advised Fund or creating one for yourself or your children. If you are not able to support us today, consider a gift in the future through your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy.

Connect with JewishColumbus

1175 College Ave.

Columbus, OH 43209


Chief Executive Officer: Joel Marcovitch, or 614-559-3200

Chief Development Officer: Julie Tilson Stanley, or 614-559-3209

Board Chair: Robert H. Schottenstein


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