Make Your Legacy a Vibrant Jewish Tomorrow

Joining our Legacy Society is your opportunity to remember the JCC of Greater Columbus with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account or through a life insurance policy. Leaving the JCC an enduring gift is a commitment to the longevity of our agency and a meaningful way to secure your Jewish legacy.

For more than 100 years, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus has been at the heart of the Columbus Jewish community. We are a place of belonging, where people of all backgrounds can gather, connect, build lifelong relationships and create enduring memories. We are committed to strengthening the body, mind and soul of the 400,000+ community members entering our doors annually.

Our J is where Jewish Values come to life through through education, wellness, cultural arts and more.

Jewish values of Kehillah (community), Kavod (respect), Chesed (caring), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), and Gemilut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness) are embedded throughout JCC activities and experiences. Children laughing as they walk through the halls, seniors sharing stories over hot Kosher lunches, feet thumping on the treadmill and energetic camp song sessions are just some of the sounds that tell our story.


Join the genrous donors below – all of whom have agreed to name the JCC in their will or estate, have established life insurance policies to benefit the JCC or have established endowment funds to support the JCC in perpetuity – and create your own Jewish legacy.

Rachel & Andrew Abeles

Jessica & Josh Barkan

Terri & Richard Barnett

Marvin Brown

Jennifer & Seth Cammeyer

Bev Darwin

Jill & Adam Eisenberg

Rabbi Joel & Janice Epstein

Bonnie & Allan Finkelstein

Carol & Jeff Folkerth

Pam & Dr. Scott Gurwin

Shelly & Barry Igdaloff

Nanci Morris Jacobs

Debora & Ira Kane

Kari Kauffman

Nancy & Dr. Bruce Kay

Clemy & Bob Keidan

Cathy & Bobby Kellerman

Denise & Mike Klapper

Adina & Ben Kozberg

Sherri & Bruce Lazear

Marcy & Milt Leeman

Heidi & Michael Levey

Shana & Michael Levin

Carol & Fred Z”L Luper

Carrie & Andrew Madison

Jim Winnegrad & Janice Manheim

Sarah & Rick Meizlish

Jack Meizlish Z”L

Alison & Jeffrey Merzel

Nancy & Bruce Meyer

Miriam & David Portman

Lisa Ebner Rosen

Lauren & Jared Rubin

Ruth & Ken Rubin

Pam & Ira Scheer

Sue & Howard Schnitz

Emily & Keith Schuss

Liz & Andrew Shafran

Sheila & Robert A. Shapiro

Joyce & Chuck Shenk

Rozanne & Jerry Stern

Debra G. Vinocur

Rodney & Bruce Wasserstom

Herbert Weyl

Mary Beth & Benjamin Zacks

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*As of 01.01.2023

If we are already part of your estate plan, please let us know. To learn more about creating your lasting legacy, contact Melanie Butter, Chief Development Officer, at