Young Jewish Columbus

About Young JewishColumbus (YJC)

YJC is a warm and welcoming community for those ages 22-40. We serve as a connector for all things young and Jewish in Columbus; helping native Columbus folks and newcomers find meaning and build relationships in all facets of life, from professional and religious to cultural and communal.


Our Impact

Through social and volunteer programs, YJC builds and sustains an inspired, thriving community of Jewishly engaged young adults; empowered and committed to leadership, philanthropy, outreach and inclusion.


Our Programs

We have a lot going on! Here are examples of the kinds of things you can find at YJC:


  • Monthly happy hours
  • Annual December 25th celebration, “Mazel Bash”
  • Rock Climbing
  • Lunch and learns

Volunteer Opportunties

  • “Do Good” Brunch
  • Sukkah decorating with seniors
  • Serving meals at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

Committee members

Michael Schottenstein, Chair
Perri Levine, Vice Chair


If you’re interested in learning more about Young Adult Philanthropy, please get in touch!



Join Young Jewish Columbus for Jewish Journeys, a virtual storytelling event. Jewish Journeys is a virtual opportunity to connect with other Jewish young professionals on a deeper level by sharing the story behind a Jewish item that is significant to you. Special Item Ideas – A bar/bat mitzvah talit – A yad or a special (more…)

Join Young Jewish Columbus as we get ready to say goodbye to 2021! We’ll gather to enjoy Dublin’s new outdoor ice rink on one of the last winter nights of the year! Please note that while there is no charge from JewishColumbus to attend this event, admission and skate rental is $10. The ice rink (more…)