Rabbi Marcus Crystal, Staff Scholar, Cincinnati Community Kollel On the 14th of October, 1945, a memorial was erected at Covedale Cemeteries, dedicated to the Jewish casualties of World War II that were unable to be brought home for burial. The monument listed 61 names of Jewish Cincinnati’s own. Approximately 550,000 Jewish men and women served . . . Read More
Guardians are CYJL Legacy donors who have committed a gift to support JCGC for future generations. JCGC wanted to show its gratitude– in person– to our living generations of Guardians. In honor of our generous Legacy donors, on 2/7, JCGC sponsored two, back-to-back films from the recent Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival. The . . . Read More
Sara M. Zober Anyone who has been near children for any amount of time knows that they ask a lot of questions. So when my grandmother (their great-grandmother) died this summer, I was not surprised that my three children, aged 9, 7 and 5, peppered me with questions. I sat the kids down and answered . . . Read More
As spring approaches, the staff at JCGC is busy preparing for the inevitable clean-up required after the winter, especially a winter as hard as this one has been! A few weeks ago, on a very cold day, after a funeral, I asked one of our most veteran team members, James, what he liked about this . . . Read More
Fall gardening tasks often go undone if winter arrives ahead of one’s motivation to turn off the football game. But for a hardy group of Rockdale Temple volunteers just before Thanksgiving, commitment to a JCGC cemetery clean up won out over gusty winds and a predicted high temperature in the ’20’s. The sun even came . . . 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