Jewish Family Services and JewishColumbus are among Central Ohio organizations hosting conversations for the Columbus Foundation’s The Big Table, a day of community building, Aug. 28.

The JFS talk is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at JFS and will focus on the future of Columbus, likely including a discussion about how Columbus will address poverty in the coming years, said CEO Karen Mozenter.

“We know through our work and we know that the data is showing the poverty rate in Columbus is growing at twice the rate of our population growth,” she said. “Because that’s of particular interest to our agency, I’m sure there will be some conversation around that in addition to the general future of Columbus.”

Depending on sign-ups, concurrent conversations may take place in different parts of the JFS building.

JFS is at 1070 College Ave. in Columbus.

JewishColumbus’ talk will be at 9:30 a.m. at JewishColumbus and will be on “Are we safe? Taking care of our community amid rising anti-Semitism.”

JewishColumbus is at 1175 College Ave. in Columbus.

To see a full list of organizations participating and times, or to RSVP or host a conversation, visit columbusfoundation.org/the-big-table. Space for conversations is limited.

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