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12
Oct

Security Update: Message Regarding Oct. 13 “General Mobilization”

Dear Community, JewishColumbus is aware of various news reports on the statement Hamas issued yesterday calling for a “General Mobilization” of the “Arab and Islamic world” this Friday, Oct 13. There is a lot of misinformation being spread on the internet, specifically on social media, which is why we are reaching out: 1. There have been no credible threats to the U.S. Jewish community arising from the recent events in Israel. However, it’s important to stay vigilant as situations can change rapidly, and individuals may be motivated to engage in harmful actions without warning, including continued in-person and online harassment, anti-Israel demonstrations,...
07
Oct

Israel at War: Operation Swords of Iron Updates

JewishColumbus and its Jewish Community Relations Council is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest developments in Israel. Please check back here for the latest updates. For links to more resources regarding Israel please click here. October 7, 2023 1:25pm EST – Update from JewishColumbus President of the Board of Trustees & the President and Interim CEO: Dear Columbus Community, This morning we awoke to horrific news that Hamas terrorists launched an unprovoked and pre-meditated attack on Israel from Gaza. We usually don’t communicate on Shabbat and a holiday; however, this is different and unprecedented. It has...
05
Sep

Celebrate Jewish Author, Linda Kass’, latest accomplishment with Women’s Philanthropy!

Celebrate Jewish Author, Linda Kass’, latest accomplishment with Women’s Philanthropy! JewishColumbus’ Women’s Philanthropy joins Gramercy Books to celebrate a local Jewish philanthropist’s latest accomplishment – launching her newest book Bessie on September 13th at 7 p.m. Linda Kass is an accomplished magazine writer, correspondent and author, who continues to captivate readers with her evocative historical fiction. With three compelling novels already under her belt – Tasa’s Song, A Ritchie Boy, and her latest masterpiece, Bessie – Kass’ unique blend of real-life narratives and imaginative fiction is reshaping the literary landscape through a Jewish lens. Kass’ goal with her writing is...
11
Jul

Update on Israeli Judicial Reform

  JewishColumbus and its Jewish Community Relations Council is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest developments in Israel. Please check back here for the latest updates. For links to more resources regarding Israel please click here. July 11, 2023 10:55am EST – Update from Jewish Federations of North America: Today has seen very high tension in Israel, with perhaps the most significant developments since the new government was formed just over a half a year ago. The debate and protests over the issue of proposed judicial reforms intensified dramatically, with protest groups launching a “National Day...
03
Jul

Update on Israeli Military Operation in Jenin

JewishColumbus is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest developments in Israel. Please check back here for the latest updates. For links to more resources regarding Israel please click here. July 5, 2023 11:27am EST – Update from Jewish Federations of North America: Following a difficult day in Israel, Israeli troops have withdrawn from Jenin, signaling the end of the two-day IDF operation there. One Israeli soldier was killed as the fighting drew to a close. Also yesterday, nine Israeli civilians were injured during a terror attack in North Tel Aviv. As we reported on Monday, Israel...
16
Jun

Julie Tilson Stanley is President and Interim CEO

JewishColumbus Leadership Update A letter from Liz Shafran, Board of Trustees Chair We are excited to write you this Shabbat to announce that Julie Tilson Stanley will become President and Interim CEO of JewishColumbus. Our current interim CEO, Naomi Lamb, will become the CEO of Ohio State University Hillel. JewishColumbus is incredibly proud of its strong leaders. As Audrey Tuckerman, JewishColumbus Board Chair Emeritus, expressed, “JewishColumbus fosters the growth of leaders who can extend their impact to our partner institutions. We eagerly anticipate working alongside Naomi as she leads OSU Hillel, and we are confident she will be an incredible asset to...
06
Jun

Leadership JewishColumbus Completes Third Cycle, Empowering Young Professionals for Leadership Roles in the Columbus Jewish Community

Leadership JewishColumbus Completes Third Cycle, Empowering Young Professionals for Leadership Roles in the Columbus Jewish Community JewishColumbus is proud to announce the successful completion of the third cohort of Leadership JewishColumbus, a program designed to develop and cultivate leadership skills among young professionals in the Jewish community. The latest cohort of Leadership JewishColumbus participants is as impressive as it is diverse! This year’s participants represent over 10 different professional industries, including healthcare, real estate, law, finance, and consulting, showcasing the program’s ability to attract talent from various sectors. Group members reside in communities across the greater Columbus area, spanning Bexley to...