It’s a small town . . . with a population of just 9,642 people. It’s a pretty rough-and-tumble place, made up mostly of people who wanted to get away from the big population centers. They were willing to come to a place where most people were farmers, although both a merchant class and an intelligentsia . . . Read More
JCGC’s Board of Trustees has approved the sale of burial lots in the last two undeveloped areas of the Montgomery cemetery at 7885 Ivygate Ln. Both areas are at the end of the cemetery farthest from the entrance. The larger area will represent an expansion in available lots in this traditionally Reform cemetery. The other . . . Read More
September 30th marks the end of our fourth full year of operating as JCGC. It was an eventful year. Most important was the purchase of 23 acres of land for a new cemetery on Loveland-Miamiville Rd, about a mile from the Ward’s Corner exit on I -275. We were fortunate to have the Jewish Foundation . . . Read More
#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.
#DidYouKnow that we are hosting two Workum Interns this summer through JVS Career Services? Brooke Goldwasser and Sam Ruskin are helping organize our archival materials to better support families working on genealogical research. They hope to build professional skills this summer, learn about genealogical research and the archival process, and understand how Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati supports our community. Brooke is a student at Rutgers University and Sam is coming to us from The Ohio State University.
Started in 1917 as the first organized scholarship fund in Cincinnati, the Workum Fund now supports Cincinnati college students as they gain work experience in local Jewish organizations. You can learn more about the history of the Workum Fund here: www.workum.org/history.htm Many Workum family members and founders of the fund are buried in our cemeteries. #jewishcemeteries... See MoreSee Less