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
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.