Why do you say yes?

Over the next eight weeks, JewishColumbus will share the stories of community members like you who answered our annual campaign call with a resounding, “Yes.” Our lay leaders and advocates are the lifeblood of everything we accomplish at JewishColumbus. We hope their words inspire and motivate you, just as they have us.

Are you ready to just say “yes?” Click here to contribute to our annual campaign. Every contribution, no matter the scale, represents your commitment to stand with the Jewish community.

“We reach people in all different periods of their lives.”

-Audrey Tuckerman

“We really rally women together to make our mission stronger.”

-Shelly Igdaloff

“My mom was actually a Holocaust survivor, so that’s always something that resonated with me.”

-Seth Hoffman

“We’re a two dad family, and there has been a lot of interest in welcoming us with open arms,”

-Nathan Render

“JewishColumbus fights to tell the stories of oppressed peoples so that their histories are not forgotten. “

-Debbi Sugarman

“I have a real passion for improving the quality of life for the Jewish community in Columbus.”

-Michael Schottenstein

“My South African heritage is one of the driving factors for my involvement in Jewish philanthropic service and lay leadership.”

-Gary Bumberg

“Your dollars are so impactful. No matter what level you’re giving at, you are able to make an impact on somebody’s Jewish identity, somebody’s Jewish life.”

-Emily Kandel

“JewishColumbus is the only organization that represents the community in totality.”

-Rabbi Avi Goldstein

“I’m here because the sustainability of this Jewish Community depends on each and every one of us”

-Sherry Werman

“We want JewishColumbus to be accessible to anybody and everybody.”

-Aaron Shocket

“We want the success of the Jewish community in central Ohio.”

-Bill Byers

“I really see all the good that they do for the community.”

-Michele Bernstein

“If someone is on the fence about giving, it’s usually because they’re viewing it as about the money, rather than about the cause.”

-Bruce Soll

“We knew how we felt as part of a caring, loving Jewish community, so we were looking for that same thing in Columbus.”

-Rick Barnett

“I really feel like all of the Jewish organizations and all of the agencies have felt empowered to be at their best, and that’s partly because JewishColumbus is at its best right now.”

-Jane Bodner