Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati
Rockdale Temple Mitzvahpalooza Volunteers
For a second year in a row, Rockdale Temple members volunteered to help beautify JCGC’s Walnut Hills Cemetery. Sunday, November 4 was a gorgeous autumn day and the dedicated group were able to enjoy their time a little more than the year before, when they braved frigid temperatures and blustery winds. JCGC was honored to be part of the temple’s annual Mitzvahpalooza.
John Cobey and Howard Lieberman worked with Foreman Ronnie King to plant a tree in honor of Judge Burton Perlman. Eden drove her mother, Rabbi Sigma Coran, around for a change, working with JCGC staff member Chris Mukes. Rabbi Coran and Eden worked on picking up branches and brush and paused for a minute to raise the flag at our Veterans’ Memorial. The flag had been at half-mast, in memory of the Tree of Life Congregation fatalities in Pittsburgh. But the week of funerals had passed and it was time to raise the flag back up in honor of Veterans Day. Meanwhile, JCGC Board member and Rockdale Temple member Karen Zanger, along with Sara Frankel, Jan Frankel, and Mathew Kraus, planted bulbs in the newly dedicated Bill Riegel Memorial Garden.
We’re looking forward already to the next scheduled volunteer day. Daffodils should be in full bloom on Sunday, April 28, when participants in the 2018-19 class of Jewish Federation Young Adult Division’s LEAD program (Lead, Educate, Act and Develop) volunteer with JCGC. Volunteer work makes a difference and is most appreciated!
JCGC is happy to do the pre-planning for other groups of volunteers as well. A team leader can schedule in advance by calling the JCGC office, 513-961-0178.