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Safer Schools & Pre-Schools Grant Enacted in Ohio’s Budget

Nonpublic schools and pre-schools see new program for funding police officers

Ohio Public Officials Speak Out on the Violence in Charlottesville

Download ‍‍‍testimony given before the House Ways & Means Committee on HB 177 and HB 292

‍‍Pictured:  Carol Folkerth of the Columbus JCC testifying on HB 177 before the House Ways & Means Committee‍‍‍

OJC Statement on Passing of Robert "Mendy" Klein"

‍‍‍Ohio Jewish Communities joins the Jewish Community worldwide, and people of good will across Ohio, in mourning the tragic, untimely passing of Robert "Mendy" Klein.   Mendy was a one-of-a-kind leader who put causes and needs first, and politics or philosophies a distant second.   We were privileged to be one of the nonprofits he partnered  with in the fullest sense of the word.  So many others here in Ohio, throughout the United States, and across the world, benefited from Mendy's counsel and Mendy's concern.   His voice will be missed. To his wife Ita, his full partner in everything he did for the community, and to their children and grandchildren, we extend our deepest condolences. May they be comfor‍‍‍ted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. May Mendy's memory be a continued inspiration for blessing.