On the evening of October 28th, JCGC hosted the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation for a quick cemetery tour and discussion of cemetery practices/halacha at the Walnut Hills location. The event was hosted by Jeff Blumental, who heads up YAD, and was attended by about 15 members of YAD. Brad Kaplan, Josh . . . Read More
Murray Seasongood was a man of many talents but is best known for his ability to transform Cincinnati into one of the best governed cities in the country in the 1920’s. He lived to be 104 and continued to go to his office at Paxton & Seasongood until he was 100. In addition to being . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) is pleased to announce the election of new officers and trustees. Elected at the Annual Meeting on December 2, 2015 to serve as officers are Josh Shapiro, President; Alan Brown, Vice President; Ray Warren, Vice president; Larry Neuman, Treasurer; and Michael Bergman, Secretary. New trustees elected at the Annual . . . Read More
When JCGC was being formed, the plan was to raise enough funds to set it on the path to self-sustainability. A generous grant from the Jewish Foundation and a successful Friends Campaign fulfilled this goal. Going forward, JCGC relies primarily on Legacy Gifts to ensure that the original plan stays on course. There are two . . . Read More
This spring The Clifton Community Fund erected a plaque at our Clifton cemetery on Old Ludlow Ave. A picture of the plaque is shown below. The Clifton Community Fund is a non-profit organization founded by Clifton residents whose mission is to preserve, beautify or enhance Clifton. David Hoguet, JCGC Executive DirectorEd Marks, JCGC Board Member . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) is participating in Create Your Jewish Legacy (CYJL), a collaborative effort of area agencies, congregations and cemeteries, and day schools that commenced late in 2014. We recently established our Guardians Legacy Society, and we thank those individuals who have made a Legacy Gift to JCGC, and became a member . . . 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.