In the afternoon hours of New Year’s Eve 2019, my husband Stuart and I made a decision that felt like a satisfying way to start to 2020. We made the commitment to support Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati beyond the length of our own lives, through a pledge to Create Your Jewish Legacy. It was . . . Read More
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
Summer is upon us! The mix of unprecedented rain followed by hot days has made it more challenging than usual to maintain the grass, shrubs, and hedges in the cemeteries. We’re working as quickly as possible to keep up with the growth and other maintenance, while planning for upcoming projects and events. We’ll have a . . . Read More
Reprinted courtesy of Jewish Community Legacy Project: http://jclproject.org/jewish-community-legacy-project-jclp.html A Laudable Mitzvah The first mention of burial in Jewish tradition is in Vayeira when Abraham buries Sarah. Through the Commission on Cemetery Preservation (COCP), a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Jewish Cleveland continues to recognize that honoring those who came before by caring . . . Read More
Among the many inspiring individuals honored at this year’s Voices of Giving event were Carol and Larry Neuman. The annual event of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council honors legacy donors to organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati and was held at CET on June 12th. Carol and Larry Neuman have been involved with Jewish Cemeteries of . . . Read More
In addition to general maintenance work, JCGC has several projects underway at the cemeteries. A full update on these projects will be posted to the website in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the most noticeable work is occurring in the Montgomery/Ivy Gate Cemetery, where there is extensive excavating and grading being done to resolve . . . Read More
Rabbi Marcus Crystal, Staff Scholar, Cincinnati Community Kollel In the Tifereth Israel Cemetery, a section of the Covedale Cemeteries, lies the final resting place of one of the quiet heroes of a turbulent part of Jewish history. Bernard (Bernie) Marks was a Cincinnatian who spent three years of World War II serving in the United . . . Read More
By Karen Zanger Thousands of Jewish military veterans are buried in Cincinnati and they are collectively honored by three impressive memorials in Montgomery, Walnut Hills and the B’nai B’rith Judge Robert S. Kraft Veteran memorial in the Covedale cemeteries. Yet it took the initiative of Springboro Eagle Scout candidate Ethan Zied to begin the task . . . Read More
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
Thursday evening, we will recognize the incredible contributions of community leaders Fran and Craig Coleman and Craig’s parents, the late Mal and Adell Coleman (of blessed memory) at the annual Voices of Giving event hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council: www.gcpgc.org/voices-of-giving/. Fran and Craig are committed members of the Jewish community, as were Mal and Adell, whose generosity has enriched communal life.
Mal and Adell's legacy gift to Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati allows us to continue our work of honoring the resting places of our people. Fran and Craig Coleman continue their impact as Guardians of our mission and through their leadership in the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and Adath Israel Congregation. Learn more about the Coleman Family’s story in their legacy videos here: createyourjewishlegacy.org/?pageID=1004 The Coleman family's dedication to our community is inspiring and reminds us of the impact we all can make.
If you are moved to include Jewish Cemeteries in your will or as a beneficiary of an IRA or Insurance Policy, we would greatly appreciate your support. You can contact us to learn more about how your legacy gift can preserve the history and memory of our people. And if you’ve already included Jewish Cemeteries in your legacy plan, please let us know, so we can include you as a Guardian. ... See MoreSee Less
Over the weekend, volunteers ventured out into the heat to mark nearly 200 Jewish veterans' graves in the Price Hill cemeteries. We are grateful for the volunteers spending their time on this important initiative to honor local veterans.
#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.