Rabbi Marcus Crystal, Staff Scholar, Cincinnati Community Kollel Ever since Andreas Vesalius began teaching anatomy through dissection at the University of Padua in the 16th century, the medical world has needed human bodies for this purpose. Where they procured them from has varied throughout the years. In the earliest days, students were expected to supply . . . Read More
Karen Zanger At its best, community leadership moves in a spiraling upward path, with today’s leaders climbing on the work of leaders of the past. Just as critical to progress, however, is that tomorrow’s leaders step up and learn from today’s. On April 22, 2018, Earth Day, eighteen future Cincinnati Jewish community leaders built on . . . Read More
A Cincinnati organization’s project will soon be on display to raise awareness about the city’s lengthy and storied Jewish history. Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati is creating a display of local Jewish genealogy, on display in the lobby of the Mayerson JCC for the month of April. JCGC, whose mission is to preserve and honor . . . Read More
The warm weather is finally here and the JCGC team is hard at work restoring the cemeteries’ grounds and monuments after the harsh winter weather. This is in addition to the ongoing work of lawn care and landscaping, which always requires hours of hard work in the spring, while also performing our sacred work of . . . 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