Space to come together for prayer is of major importance to the Jewish community. Toby Brief, president of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society, will present a look at the various Jewish congregations of Columbus, how they developed and where they were located over the years. By looking at all of the synagogues and alternative spaces, we see a reflection of how Jewish Columbus has grown and changed over the last 175 years.
This is a program of the Beth Tikvah Shishim group. For further information, please call Beth Tikvah directly.
March 10th, 2016
On Dec. 13, CJHS will open a permanent exhibit space. Our first exhibit will be “Preserving Memory: CJHS at 35.”
We will be showing items from our archives that represent Jewish life in central Ohio.
Place: The Historical Collection, 1175 College Ave.
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
December 13th, 2015
The Historical Collection, 1175 College Ave.
1:00pm to 4:00pm
CJHS Genealogy Committee members, will present an introduction to genealogy to the 8th grade Sunday School classes at Temple Israel, Agudas Achim, Beth Shalom, and Beth Tikvah on December 6th, 2015.
Students will be learning about their family’s heritage and if possible, should be able to identify who they were named for specific to their English and Hebrew names and should come prepared with any derivations in the spelling of their last name. Students are to bring family memorabilia to share and discuss with the group. Parents are welcome to accompany their kids.
December 6th, 2015
Beth Tikvah - Temple Israel - Beth Shalom
CJHS welcomed several new Trustees to the Board at our June meeting. This is bound to be an exciting year!
2015–2016 New Trustees (left to right): Jason Crabill, Barry Adelman, I David Cohen, Jeff Grossman, Dan Fleckner with President, Toby Brief. Not pictured is Fred Summer.
The CJHS Art Mail exhibit is currently at the Bexley Public Library.
CJHS challenged you to create Art Mail and look at your history and the history of Jewish Columbus in a new way, come and see the results from now until May 29th, 2015.
Bexley Public Library
May 7th, Carol Shkolnik, CJHS genealogy chair, at the Bexley Public Library will be presenting resources and tips for tracing your family’s Jewish roots from 7:00 to 8:30p.m.
May 7th, 2015
Bexley Public Library
7:00 to 8:30p.m.
Since the early 1840’s, the Jews of Columbus have gathered to worship in various locations around the city. Join the Columbus Jewish Historical Society as we look at these spaces that have been home to our local congregations over the years. Some of them might surprise you!
Where: Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave.
When: Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00 pm
May 4, 2015
CJHS challenged you to create Art Mail and look at your history and the history of Jewish Columbus in a new way!
The results of your efforts are on view at the JCC from March 1st to April 17th!
Jewish Community Center
Steven Friedman, CJHS Genealogy Committee member, will present an introduction to genealogy to the 8th grade class of Temple Israel, February 22, 2015.
Students will be learning about their family’s heritage and if possible, should be able to identify who they were named for specific to their English and Hebrew names and should come prepared with any derivations in the spelling of their last name. Students are to bring family memorabilia to share and discuss with the group.
February 22, 2015
CJHS will look at the Sacred Spaces that Jewish Columbus has used for worship over its history. Incorporating photos, press reports, and oral history, we can see how the community has grown and how our definition of Sacred Space has been interpreted.
This program is sponsored by the Columbus Community Adult Education Committee and supported through the Columbus Jewish Federation.
November 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Agudas Achim Synagogue, 2767 E Broad St.
Join former Bexley boys, Bob & Bill Cohen, as they sing songs from the 1930’s to the 1980’s, songs that touched American’s hearts, all of them made famous by Jews.
This concert was a benefit for CJHS.
October 19, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Jewish Community Center 1125 College Avenue
7 to 9 p.m.
CJHS is challenging you to look at your history and the history of Jewish Columbus in a new way… Art-Mail!
Think about your connections to Jewish Columbus…. They can be recent or historical; personal or organizational – just present what you think of when you think about “The Memory of Jewish Columbus.” Decorate the OUTSIDE of an envelope, a postcard, a box – whatever goes through the mail. It’s that easy!
Click here for samples and more details.
We can’t wait to see what you create. We’ll be watching the mailbox!
Entries due May 1, 2014
The Catskills was a summer world for generations of east coast Jews, and home all year for many Jews. It was a vital part of American culture and a thriving ethnic culture which left memories that linger to the present.
The Melton Center for Jewish Studies introduces Professor Phil Brown, Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University and President of the Catskills Institute, and Mr. David Gold, Catskills native and author of books on Sullivan County, NY, who will present the Catskills as the vacation mecca, and the Catskills as the year-round home to many Jewish communities. If you have photos and memorabilia from the Catskills, please bring them to share.
Free, no rsvp necessary. Open to the public.
This program is co-sponsored by the Columbus Jewish Historical Society
February 26, 2014 7:00 P.M.
Columbus Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave.
Steven Friedman, CJHS Genealogy Committee member, will present an introduction to genealogy to the 8th grade class of Temple Israel.
Students should come prepared with an object or memory to share.
January 19, 2014
Temple Israel, Columbus, Ohio
Join the JCC and CJHS for a look at the historic timeline representing the 100 year anniversary of the Jewish Center. This event will kick off a year of celebration at the JCC.
January 6 - December 31, 2013
Jewish Center, 1125 College Ave., Columbus Ohio 43209