The English immigrants who bought the land for the Chestnut St. cemetery, Joseph Jonas and Morris Moses, were among the small group of Jews who, in 1824 — three years after the cemetery was created — formed K. K. Bene Israel – the Holy Congregation of the Children of Israel – the first Jewish congregation . . . Read More
THE DEPARTED, BUT WITHIN OUR WALLS, WE NOW REMEMBER David Urbansky was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry in battle at Shiloh and Vicksburg during the Civil War. He was the only known Jew and one of only 18 of Ohio’s 310,364 Union soldiers in the Civil War to be so honored. He . . . 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!