$1 million in funding
for security initiatives each year
$382k raised
to support Ukrainian Jews
120+ Columbus kids
sent to overnight Jewish summer camp

About JewishColumbus

Our Story

Who we are

We are the largest funder of Jewish programs in Columbus, serving and enriching our community from birth to senior living. 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 Jewish future in Columbus.

What we do

Support partner agencies

We work with our partner agencies to ensure the needs of everyone in the community are met.

Empower future leaders

We train the next generation of leaders, so they may  chart the course for future generations to come.

Protect our community

We help provide security to our preschools,  day schools, religious schools and all synagogues.

Fund Jewish life everywhere

We support Jews in Israel, the former Soviet Union and all over the globe.

Secure our community's future

We enable you to craft your legacy with our philanthropic advisors’ guidance. 

Supporting the Jewish community, locally and globally

so we can live freely as Jews

By increasing programming and training, we empower our community to fight against antisemitism – everyone should feel safe at Jewish schools, synagogues and institutions. Our partnerships with local law enforcement and our advocacy work to secure security funding offer another layer of protection against antisemitic threats. Help us keep our community safe.


for everyone

We established and fully funded the Jewish Community Disabilities Inclusion Director, in partnership with the JCC, building an inclusive Jewish community for children of all abilities. Help us provide every child with access to Jewish experiences and education.


in our kids
Studies prove that overnight Jewish camp instills Jewish pride and fosters deep attachments to the Jewish community. This year, we sent 120+ kids to camp and we know costs keep increasing. Your support continues to make this funding possible.

across the globe 

From Columbus to Ukraine and from South America to Israel, Jews face poverty, persecution and uncertainty. Our local Holocaust Survivors Initiative and partnerships with international organizations help our fellow Jews across the globe – the need still is great.


for the next generation
Young Jewish Columbus’ (YJC) exciting programming engages our under-40 community members, and Leadership JewishColumbus (LJC) prepares them to lead. Already, 100% of our 30 participants in Cohort No. 1 have been placed on agency, synagogue and JewishColumbus boards and committees. Join us for a YJC event and you’ll understand the power of our growing community. To learn more, contact Michael Goldman at michael@jewishcolumbus.org.


by building a legacy
Our LIFE & LEGACY® Program aims to strengthen our community for today’s and future generations. Add your signature to the 774 signed commitment letters valuing $21,000,000 by sending an email to Lori Wishne at lori@jewishcolumbus.org.

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