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1. Introducing the Days of Chai! Over the next 18 days leading up to Hannukah, we will share stories from our community of donors, inspiring impact statistics and resources on how to give. As always, we are deeply grateful to our generous community – YOU make our vital work possible. Together, we are building a...
Bringing more than two decades of FBI experience to JewishColumbus security initiatives  How do we combat antisemitism? The answer to this question involves a complex tapestry of initiatives that blanket our community — from education and advocacy to security. Recently, JewishColumbus took a vital step forward to elevate our security efforts by welcoming Steve Flowers...
Bringing holistic perspective to inclusive community building  As our newest JewishColumbus Board Chair, Liz Shafran brings with her decades of experience in Jewish community building. Under her leadership, Liz aspires to create a culture of inclusivity in Columbus.  Prior to her role as Board Chair, Liz boasts a rich diversity of experience within the Columbus...
More Than Summer Camp
Programming for Jewish youth helps our kids navigate cascading collective trauma  We have known for years that Jewish summer camps have a profound, positive impact on young people. Adults who attended overnight Jewish camp are:  37% more likely to light candles regularly for Shabbat 45% more likely to attend synagogue at least once per month ...
By Joel Marcovitch and Max Brickman In moments of senseless violence and injustice, the juxtaposition between the worst and the best of humanity comes to light. This was certainly the case as we walked the streets at the border between Ukraine and Poland. From the Ukrainian side, refugees poured in carrying only a few of...
Dear Community, JewishColumbus was informed of a credible antisemitic threat from a private security guard employed at Columbus Torah Academy. Law enforcement identified the source and took necessary steps to nullify the threat. We commend and thank the quick-thinking law enforcement officials at local, state and national agencies. Their training, planning and professionalism prevented what could have...
Our mission at JewishColumbus is to maintain a strong and vibrant Jewish community in Columbus and beyond. With our funding, programming and agency partnerships, we provide a space where every member of our community can feel a sense of safety and belonging. One of the fundamental ways through which we achieve this is our unwavering...
Israeli firefighters check out a burnt bus in the Israeli town of Holon near Tel Aviv, on May 11, 2021, after rockets are launched towards Israel from the Gaza Strip controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement. (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP) JewishColumbus is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest developments...
Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepts rockets launched by Palestinians terrorists in the Gaza Strip, above the southern coastal city of Ashkelon, on May 10, 2021. (Jack Guez/AFP) Dear Community, As global Jewry celebrated Yom Yerushalayim – the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six Day War – many Israelis sat in bomb shelters. Today...
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