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

Howie Beigelman,

Executive Director

Catherine Scheller, Legislative & Communications Assistant

(614) 463-1835



Located in Columbus, Ohio


Responding to the latest wave of violence in Israel, Ohio's Members of Congress, as well as the Jewish Community have rallied to Israel's side.  See below a compilation of statements supporting Israel's right to self defense and to a secure peace.

(We will continually update this page with additional information.)

Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Rob Portman

Rep. Joyce Beatty
Rep. Marcia Fudge
Rep. Bob Latta
Rep. Steve Stivers
Rep. Pat Tiberi

Lapid to Ohio lawmakers – Israel is Iran’s target

Times of Israel - August 31, 2015
Read more here.
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid (6th from left) meeting with a bipartisan delegation of Ohio lawmakers, on Monday, August 31 2015. (Ryan Heilman)
July 14, 2015

In response to the announcement of an Iran nuclear agreement, Jewish organizations and Members of Congress have issued statements.

Click here to read the statements.

April 30, 2015

Joyce Garver Keller Honored at US Capitol during Jewish Federation of Cleveland Leadership Mission 
to Washington, DC

Visit the News page for more information on the Commemoration including photos and articles.

Click here 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.