Ohio Jewish Communities is the statewide government advocacy, public affairs, and community relations voice of Ohio's eight Jewish Federations and their network of 150 nonprofit agencies statewide for the purpose of enhancing 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.
Learn about OJC's impact from our Jewish community partners and public officials.
President Larry Mack, Cleveland
Vice President Robert Friedman, Canton
Treasurer/Secretary Judith Brachman, Columbus
Martin Belsky, Akron
Greg Miller, Cincinnati
Patty Caruso, Dayton
Sue Ann Hochberg, Toledo
Jessica Lev, Youngstown
2020-2021 Board Members
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The state biennial budget includes $8.9 million in security funding for nonprofits at risk of terror attack.
The Canton Jewish Community Federation, the Negev Foundation, and Ohio Jewish Communities partnered to bring the Dean and other leaders of the OSU College of Food, Agricultural, Environmental Sciences and several dairy industry leaders from greater Canton to Israel for a Foodtech Collaboration Mission.
OJC brought together each of our communities for a first-ever Washington “fly-in” focusing on security and safety needs and advocacy, meeting with both US Senators and nearly the entire Congressional delegation.
We are our agencies’ voice as they provide exemplary cradle-to-hospice services.
Tax issues, homeland security, and hate crimes are also part of our mandate.
Read more about our current issues here.
Jewish Community Board of Akron
Canton Jewish Community Federation
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton
Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo
Youngstown Area Jewish Federation