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
Over the weekend, volunteers ventured out into the heat to mark nearly 200 Jewish veterans' graves in the Price Hill cemeteries. We are grateful for the volunteers spending their time on this important initiative to honor local veterans.
#DidYouKnow that in 1848, after his neighbors told him that they did not want a Jewish neighbor, Charles Kahn bought land in Clifton and sold it to Ahabeth Achim to found the first Jewish cemetery in the Clifton area? Kahn told his neighbors that if they did not want to live in the same community as a living Jew, they could not object to a dead one.