Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati honors our ancestors. We provide a place of solemnity and tranquility where visitors can pay respects to their loved ones. We ensure that everyone in the Jewish community will have a place to rest in peace and dignity. With a legacy gift, your impact can continue beyond your lifetime. In . . . Read More
To be Jewish means that each of us somehow participates in the healing of the world – in tikkun olam. We might not think of ourselves that way, but look around, and you will see that Jews participate in their communities perhaps to a greater degree than any of our neighbors. It’s part of us . . . Read More
In 2010, JCGC added a genealogy search capability to its website. This search capability provides access to burial records for the 36,000 interments in our cemeteries. Almost all of the burial records include photos of the memorials. The site also provides visitors with the opportunity to add additional information or to submit corrections to the . . . Read More
On October 12, 2014, Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) honored its founders and celebrated the organization’s unique history at a reception held at Adath Israel Congregation. The organization’s three founders, Dr. Edward Herzig, Michael Oestreicher and Edward Marks, were honored. The celebration, presented by The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health, featured videos and a . . . Read More
We are pleased to announce that on February 23, 2015, we went live with our new and improved website, redesigned by Photonics Graphics. In addition to an improved look and updated content, we have redesigned the site to be much more user friendly for mobile phones and tablets. The site also includes a video on . . . 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