Ohio Jewish Communities
Donate to OJC

Click here to make a donation to OJC through the Columbus Jewish Foundation.

Please be sure to note that your gift is for the OJC Fund.

Joyce Garver Keller, Executive Director

Catherine Scheller, Legislative & Communications Assistant

(614) 463-1835



Located in Columbus, Ohio


For information on the current conflict in Israel:  Ohio Stands With Israel

The Ohio-Israel Industrial Research and Development Agreement was signed on June 17, 2014.  Read more about it here.

Click here to read the letter sent to U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown by Rabbi Gary Zola, Executive Director of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives & Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.


Rabbi Zola wrote to the Senators about his recent trip to Europe for the dedication ceremony of a memorial plaque honoring the memory of Rabbi Regina Jonas, the first female Rabbi, and how it contrasted with his experiences witnessing anti-Israel protests in Paris and Berlin while he was there.  Rabbi Zola included thanks to the Senators for their support of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.

Please visit the Holocaust Memorial page to learn more about the Ohio Holocaust & Liberators Memorial and to view videos of the Dedication Ceremony and the making of the memorial.  

Ohio Jewish Communities (OJC) was created by the eight Jewish Federations in Ohio. We represent the Federations and their partner agencies and Jewish organizations and congregations on domestic and international issues in Columbus and in Washington. Our mission is to enhance the Jewish community's ability to serve vital human needs.  To achieve this goal, Ohio Jewish Communities secures funds, educates and maintains relationships with government officials and encourages sound public policy.  While Israel is number one, it is not the only one on our agenda


Ohio Jewish Communities works to ensure that the voice of the Jewish community is a prominent force in health and human service policy decisions on Capitol Hill and Capitol Square. 


OJC’s funding comes primarily from the Federations (and your generous support of the Federations' annual campaigns), with support from organizations and individuals/corporations. OJC is located off Capitol Square in Columbus and has a two-person staff.