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
We send our sincere thanks and appreciation to the veterans who served our country. We know that there are many meaningful stories of service in the Cincinnati Jewish community. Comment below with a story about your service or the service of a family member. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can feature the story in a future post. We look forward to learning more about the impact of veterans in our community. #jewishcemeteries... See MoreSee Less
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!