As summer rolled into fall and passed the Jewish High Holy Days, JCGC has been hard at work! We hosted our final lecture in our quarterly series, welcomed visitors and congregation groups during the holidays, and marked veterans’ graves in the Montgomery Cemetery. We’ve also been doing extensive work on the Kneseth Israel Cemetery, with . . . Read More
It stands to reason that without known goals and clear strategies to reach them, there is little chance for an organization to achieve success. In 2019 Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) worked to assure that it has a plan to sustain its demonstrated success and build on that success into the future. Since April, . . . 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