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
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!