JCGC is ramping up for a very busy fall, after a very busy spring and summer! One of Cincinnati’s oldest Jewish cemeteries, Spanish Hebrew Society (SHS), is now part of JCGC. This historic Sephardic community cemetery has a fascinating history, which you can read about in this newsletter. We are honored to have this historic . . . Read More
By Eva Rosenthal, 2018 Workum Intern Cincinnati’s Sephardic community purchased a cemetery plot for $600 cash in Price Hill on October 29, 1920. This marked the beginning of the Spanish Hebrew Society Cemetery, Cincinnati’s sole Sephardic cemetery. The money had been raised through “nickel-and-dime” donations gathered from the Sephardic community, the earliest members of which . . . Read More
Therese Mayer Workum, Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus, Rabbi Max Lilienthal, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, Harris K. Weston – As Workum Summer Interns visited JCGC’s Walnut Hills Cemetery on July 25, 2018, they walked among some of the luminaries of our community, whose legacies involve the very Jewish agencies where they were working! JCGC hosted its . . . Read More
JCGC is honored to share Judi and Mack Evans’ beautiful thoughts on why they have made legacy commitments to JCGC and the Cincinnati Jewish community. Their statement is part of The Legacy Flame exhibit, on display at the Mayerson JCC. If you are not already a JCGC Guardian, we hope you’ll join Judi and Mack . . . 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.