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

B’nai Tzedek Funds

Mitzi & Henry Saeman B’nai Tzedek Fund

​As Bar & Bat Mitzvah students prepare for their big day, one of the lessons they learn is the importance of Tzedakah. JewishColumbus provides a program for all Bar & Bat Mitzvahs that is focused on this important Jewish value.

B’nai Tzedek Funds can be opened with an initial family contribution of $125 or more – this typically comes from Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts. Through the generosity of Mitzi & Henry (z”l) Saeman, the initial family contribution is supplemented with a contribution of $250. In addition, JewishColumbus provides a contribution of $125.

This innovative program is one way JewishColumbus invests in local teens by providing tools designed to encourage a life-long commitment to Tzedakah. B’nai Tzedek, a program of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, introduces youth to the world of charitable giving through establishing their own Fund. As a B’nai Tzedek Fund Holder, they learn about how their financial gifts (philanthropy) can help others and better our community and the world.

Questions? Let’s connect.

Jordan Saks

Planned Giving & Endowments Program Manager