Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati
Loveland Cemetery Dedication Ceremony
JA hardy group of Rockdale Temple volunteers came to JCGC’s Walnut Hills cemetery on November 19th and braved gusty winds and a predicted high temperature in the ’20’s, as part of the congregation’s annual Mitzvahpalooza.
Stuart Zanger and fur-hatted John Cobey worked on digging a hole to plant a tree honoring the memory of the cemetery’s long-time superintendent, Bill Riegel. Matthew Kraus and young daughter Eden collected fallen branches into a trailer behind a small tractor. Karen Zanger and Jan, Sara and Emily Frankel planted hundreds of daffodil bulbs in beds near the entrance gates. Then the entire team cleared grass and weeds, moved a bush and planted bulbs around the cemetery’s Civil War memorial.
It ought to be much warmer for the next scheduled volunteer clean-up day. Daffodils should be in full bloom on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, when participants in the 2017-18 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.