Because our earliest memories were of dinner table conversations of community needs and of parents who attended meetings of philanthropic organizations in the Jewish community, we fell naturally into a similar pattern.
Stories of grandmothers who cooked meals for sick neighbors, kept pushkes on the kitchen shelf and one whose credo was “I never knew of anyone who starved from giving charity or paying taxes” – were repeated over and over again in our families.
Having the financial ability to help others has been gratifying and we have attempted to fill needs heretofore passed over. We have also felt that our good fortune should be shared.
We have come to appreciate the depth of dedication of Jewish families in Columbus and the long history of generosity that has passed down from generation to generation. The Columbus Jewish Federation and Foundation are to be commended as examples of excellence for other communities.