Cremation is a growing trend in the United States, as well as the broader world population. Cremation rates in Western Europe range from 35% in France to 88% in Switzerland. Canada is at 67%, Great Britain at 75% and Japan is over 99%. The United States, at 47%, is still below, but rapidly approaching, 50%. . . . Read More
JCGC broke ground on its new cemetery site at 712 Loveland–Miamiville Road in Loveland in August 2015. The general contractor is JDL Warm Construction. Under their guidance, much work has been accomplished, including clearing and earthwork, installation of site utilities and the initial round of asphalt paving. The balance of Warm’s work will be completed . . . Read More
In 2015, JCGC was one of 12 local Jewish organizations participating in the Create Your Jewish Legacy Program. JCGC received 30 legacy gifts under CYJL and earned $15,000 from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for outstanding participation in the program. To quote Shep Englander, “legacy building is community building.” The . . . Read More
My wife, Heather, and I established our first estate plan shortly after getting married over 15 years ago and have modified it over the years as our family and savings have grown. The charitable aspect to our planning began as a default if none of our children survived us. The thought being that our estates . . . Read More
On Tuesday, a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War (today, the DAV), honored Judge Robert S. Marx, who established the organization in 1920. The wreath-laying ceremony by his grave in the Walnut Hills Cemetery featured an honor guard, buglers, and remarks from members of the DAV and Jewish Cemeteries' David Harris. The ceremony was a moving, solemn reminder of Judge Marx's contributions to the country and the impact of the organization that he created.