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Israeli military helicopter evacuetes injured Jewish pilgrims from Ziv hospital in the Israeli northern city of Safed to the central Israel hospitals on April 30,2021. – A massive stampede at a densely packed Jewish pilgrimage site killed at least 44 people in northern Israel. The disaster occurred in Meron at the site of the reputed...
The challenges and triumphs of the past year illuminated just how impactful in-person experiences can be, especially for kids. That’s one reason why JewishColumbus has supported (and continues to support) opportunities for Columbus kids to attend Jewish summer camps.  “Jewish overnight camp gives kids the ability to be surrounded by other Jewish peers,” says Abby...
By Michal Avera SamuelSenior Community Shlicha, JewishColumbus This year, as we celebrate Pesach in Columbus, it feels as if it is my third Exodus. Of course, the first Exodus is the original Passover story of the Jews leaving Egypt; however, the second Exodus is my family’s story – our journey from Ethiopia to Sudan to Jerusalem. And...
One year ago today, JewishColumbus made the difficult decision to close its offices and start working remotely. On March 12, 2020, no one could have foreseen where the next twelve months would take us and what challenges we would encounter. Although we have never before been more physically distant from each other, we have also...
In the wake of a global pandemic, Columbus Kollel found creative ways to thrive. It was only when Rabbi Hillel Kapenstein began to reflect upon this past year that he realized the magnitude of the Jewish community’s accomplishments. As the outreach director for Kollel, Kapenstein sprang into action at the onset of the pandemic, working...
Dear Community, JewishColumbus strongly condemns the seditious and violent riots that took place today at the United States Capitol Building. Since 1788, a peaceful transition of power has been the unwavering symbol of American democracy. It is far past time for our country to unite, put aside our differences and work as one towards a...
While the entire Jewish and Columbus communities have endured tremendous hardship throughout the past year, nowhere is that more apparent than for the individuals and families served by Jewish Family Services. As a human service agency dedicated to helping people achieve economic self-sufficiency and emotional stability, Jewish Family Services stands at the frontline of care...
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, or the JCC, is where people of all backgrounds gather, connect and find friendship. They are committed to strengthening the body, mind and soul of the over 400,000 community members who engage with them annually. For over 100 years, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus has been...
As the second oldest Hillel in the United States, OSU Hillel serves thousands of Jewish students every year through a myriad of programming – from Kosher meals to Birthright, and everything in between. As Jewish college students navigate their place in the world, OSU Hillel acts as a bridge between a student’s Jewish heritage and...
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