Summer is upon us! The mix of unprecedented rain followed by hot days has made it more challenging than usual to maintain the grass, shrubs, and hedges in the cemeteries. We’re working as quickly as possible to keep up with the growth and other maintenance, while planning for upcoming projects and events. We’ll have a . . . Read More
Reprinted courtesy of Jewish Community Legacy Project: http://jclproject.org/jewish-community-legacy-project-jclp.html A Laudable Mitzvah The first mention of burial in Jewish tradition is in Vayeira when Abraham buries Sarah. Through the Commission on Cemetery Preservation (COCP), a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Jewish Cleveland continues to recognize that honoring those who came before by caring . . . Read More
Among the many inspiring individuals honored at this year’s Voices of Giving event were Carol and Larry Neuman. The annual event of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council honors legacy donors to organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati and was held at CET on June 12th. Carol and Larry Neuman have been involved with Jewish Cemeteries of . . . Read More
In addition to general maintenance work, JCGC has several projects underway at the cemeteries. A full update on these projects will be posted to the website in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the most noticeable work is occurring in the Montgomery/Ivy Gate Cemetery, where there is extensive excavating and grading being done to resolve . . . Read More
Rabbi Marcus Crystal, Staff Scholar, Cincinnati Community Kollel In the Tifereth Israel Cemetery, a section of the Covedale Cemeteries, lies the final resting place of one of the quiet heroes of a turbulent part of Jewish history. Bernard (Bernie) Marks was a Cincinnatian who spent three years of World War II serving in the United . . . Read More
By Karen Zanger Thousands of Jewish military veterans are buried in Cincinnati and they are collectively honored by three impressive memorials in Montgomery, Walnut Hills and the B’nai B’rith Judge Robert S. Kraft Veteran memorial in the Covedale cemeteries. Yet it took the initiative of Springboro Eagle Scout candidate Ethan Zied to begin the task . . . Read More
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!