JCGC is honored to have received a generous legacy gift from Malcolm and Adell Coleman. Adell passed away in May 2016, and Mal passed in November 2018. They had been married for 60 years. Adell was the daughter of Ernest and Emma Schaengold and grew up in Cincinnati. Mal grew up in the small town . . . Read More
From time to time, articles that relate to JCGC’s mission come to our attention. While the articles are not about JCGC specifically or often our local community, we thought you may enjoy reading some pieces that pertain to our work in a broader sense. What happens to the cemetery when a small Jewish community, with . . . Read More
In this newsletter, we take a look back into JCGC’s archives at the history of the Price Hill cemeteries on one side of Sunset Avenue. This history was prepared by one of JCGC’s Founders and previous JCGC Board member Ed Marks. These were remarks delivered at a Board meeting, so they were written for that . . . Read More
Exploring our ancestry tugs on many of us, now more than ever. A gifted “23 & Me” kit promises to open up a world of coded genetic secrets about one’s people, stretching back to earliest times—or that’s what ads, articles and shows tempt us to believe. The DNA results we get back are fascinating, but . . . 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