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

Connect with Our Community

As this conflict rages, we are committed to sharing community events, webinars, and other resources to learn about the situation on the ground.

Many of us have family and friends in Israel. While we cannot remove someone’s pain, the act of letting someone know that they are not alone is an important gesture. Send a text or email letting them know they are in our hearts. Also, please let us know if you know anyone in Israel by emailing us at info@jewishcolumbus.org

Featured Event

Seeking information about loved ones in Israel?

Please contact the Israeli Consulate in New York at 917-756-8387 or 212-499-5321 for information about relatives or loved ones currently in Israel.

Past Events & Webinars

Monday, October 23 – OSU Jewish Student Safety Conversation

Learn about the safety measures being taken to support Jewish students:

  • Hear from staff members from OSU Hillel and partner organizations about what we are doing to focus on the physical and emotional well-being of our Jewish community.
  • There will be a moderated Q&A with our panelists, and an opportunity for attendees to ask them questions.

Click here for the recording

Monday, October 24 – Israel at War: The Jewish Agency’s Response

Comprehensive briefing on Israel at war with: 

  • Yossi Klein Halevi, renowned American-Israeli author and journalist.
  • Amira Ahronoviz, Director General and CEO of The Jewish Agency for Israel

Learn about how we are coming together as a Jewish people, united in our mission to rebuild communities and rehabilitate the lives of families and individuals shattered by the horrific attacks by Hamas. As The Jewish Agency, it is our duty to give hope to the survivors of the attacks and to provide expanded assistance to the Olim, senior citizens and Holocaust survivors living.

Click here for the recording

Monday, October 9 – Vigil For Israel

JewishColumbus in partnership with:

Beth Jacob Congregation
Chabad of Columbus
Columbus Community Kollel
Columbus Jewish Day School
Columbus Jewish Historical Society
Columbus Torah Academy
Congregation Agudas Achim
Congregation Ahavas Sholom
Congregation Beth Tikvah
Congregation Tifereth Israel

Congregation Torat Emet
Jewish Community Center
Jewish Family Services
Kehilat Sukkat Shalom
Ohio Jewish Communities
OSU Chabad
OSU Hillel
Temple Beth Shalom
Temple Israel
Wexner Heritage Village

Sunday, October 8 – Jewish Federations of North America Webinar

Jewish Federations held a webinar with the latest developments.

Links to Other Israel Resources





Questions? Let’s connect.

Justin Shaw

Senior Director of Community Relations

Lauren Nemerovski

Manager of Israel & Community Relations