JCGC broke ground on its new cemetery site at 712 Loveland–Miamiville Road in Loveland in August 2015. The general contractor is JDL Warm Construction. Under their guidance, much work has been accomplished, including clearing and earthwork, installation of site utilities and the initial round of asphalt paving. The balance of Warm’s work will be completed . . . Read More
The JCC asked JCGC several months ago if it would like to utilize one of its display cases in the JCC lobby. At about the same time, Mary Bauer, JCGC’s Office Manager, was working with Lee Hamill on genealogy for Lee’s family. As it turns out, Lee is descended from David Johnson, the second Jew . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati Create Your Jewish Legacy Committee Chair, Larry Neuman, was honored with The Mesel Wieder Mensch Award at the Sustainers Event held on May 26th at the Phoenix. Larry devotes countless hours, not only to JCGC, but to many other Jewish and civic endeavors. He doesn’t expect recognition. He serves because . . . Read More
On Sunday, May 29, 2016, B’nai B’rith held its 73rd annual Memorial Service at the Robert S. Kraft War Memorial Garden in the Covedale Cemetery on Sidney Road. This unique Memorial Service is held annually in memory of the Greater Cincinnati servicemen of the Jewish faith, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country while . . . Read More
JCGC is one of 12 local Jewish organizations participating in the Create Your Jewish Legacy Program. To date, JCGC has received 32 legacy gifts under CYJL and also earned $15,000 from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for outstanding participation in the program during 2015. We thank those individuals who have . . . 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