JCGC is pleased to provide access to 35,000 burial records through the genealogy section of its website. Almost all of our records include a photo of the memorial. We also have a select number of obituaries on our data base and plan to add more periodically. It is easy to use the search functions of . . . Read More
JCGC is one of 12 local Jewish organizations participating in the first cohort of the Create Your Jewish Legacy Program. To date, JCGC has received 40 legacy gifts under CYJL and also has earned $15,000 from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for outstanding participation in the program during 2015. More . . . Read More
JCGC will be sponsoring a film for its Legacy Society, The Guardians, on Thursday, February 9th at 7:30 pm at the Mariemont Theatre. The film, titled “The Last Mentsch” is about Marcus Schwartz, who, after surviving the horrors of Auschwitz, creates a new identity for himself in Germany, denying his Jewish heritage. But when he . . . Read More
The first of our Jewish war memorials to be established was the Civil War Memorial located in the Walnut Hills cemetery. The memorial is an obelisk, which was completed in 1868. It first honored one fallen Jewish Civil War soldier from Cincinnati, Lt. Louis Reitler, who was killed in battle in 1862. His name is . . . Read More
JCGC is pleased to announce the dedication of our new cemetery on June 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The cemetery is located at 712 Loveland-Miamiville Road in Loveland. JCGC purchased this 23-acre property in December 2011 to develop as a community cemetery, with sections dedicated to the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform communities. The site is . . . 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!