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Joyce Garver Keller, Executive Director

Howie Beigelman

Assistant Executive Director

Catherine Scheller, Legislative & Communications Assistant

(614) 463-1835



Located in Columbus, Ohio

Keller Greets Portman at AIPAC Conference
March 4, 2015 - Joyce Garver Keller, Executive Director of Ohio Jewish Communities, joined US Senator Rob Portman at a Congressional Reception in Washington DC at the AIPAC Policy Conference this week.  Other Ohio public officials at the event were Reps. Joyce Beatty, Bob Gibbs, Mike Turner, Brad Wenstrup, Dave Joyce, Governor John Kasich, and State Treasurer Josh Mandel. 

Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Columbus) meets with Columbus area participants of AIPAC Policy Conference following her attendance at the speech given by Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu to the Joint Session of Congress on March 3, 2015.

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.

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.