JCGC is honored to have received a generous legacy gift from Jay and Sue Price. Jay passed away in April 2018, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jay and Sue, while not originally from Cincinnati, made our city their home and became involved in the civic organizations and in the Jewish community, in particular. . . . Read More
In 1928, the Vigransky Family funded the construction of a chapel for the Kneseth Israel Cemetery, at the corner of Anderson Ferry and Sidney Road. The family later dropped the “sky” from the name and Vigran family members are still active members of our Cincinnati Jewish community. This autumn, JCGC had to remove the chapel . . . Read More
Rabbi Marcus Crystal, Staff Scholar, Cincinnati Community Kollel Chestnut Street Cemetery: Longworth’s Gift to the Jews? The story has long been told of the founding of the “first cemetery west of the Alleghenies” located in downtown Cincinnati on Chestnut Street. In 1821, Benjamin Lape, or possibly “Leib,” was on his deathbed and called for a . . . Read More
On October 28th, a chilly autumn day, with fleeting sunlight splashing across the changing leaves in United Jewish Cemeteries Walnut Hills, 30 guests gathered to remember the former UJC Superintendent, William Riegel. Bill Riegel served as the UJC Superintendent from 1991-2008. Bill passed away in March 2017. A garden area, with a bench bearing the . . . 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 email@example.com 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!