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
We send our sincere thanks and appreciation to the veterans who served our country. We know that there are many meaningful stories of service in the Cincinnati Jewish community. Comment below with a story about your service or the service of a family member. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can feature the story in a future post. We look forward to learning more about the impact of veterans in our community. #jewishcemeteries... See MoreSee Less
In this video from the Warren County Scouting Showcase, Eagle Scout Ethan Zied shares how he researched and marked Jewish veterans' graves in Greater Cincinnati's Jewish Cemeteries. Hear Ethan's reflections on the impact of his project beginning at 17:12 in the video.
Ethan shares, "I was able to honor 2,500 veterans, some of whom never received recognition for their service in their lifetimes...For the community, the markers silently say 'thank you' for the veterans' dedication. And for the families of veterans, the markers and flags give honor to their ancestors' service." Thank you, Ethan, for your work that has transformed our cemeteries!