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
On Tuesday, a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War (today, the DAV), honored Judge Robert S. Marx, who established the organization in 1920. The wreath-laying ceremony by his grave in the Walnut Hills Cemetery featured an honor guard, buglers, and remarks from members of the DAV and Jewish Cemeteries' David Harris. The ceremony was a moving, solemn reminder of Judge Marx's contributions to the country and the impact of the organization that he created.