JCGC is honored to share Judi and Mack Evans’ beautiful thoughts on why they have made legacy commitments to JCGC and the Cincinnati Jewish community. Their statement is part of The Legacy Flame exhibit, on display at the Mayerson JCC. If you are not already a JCGC Guardian, we hope you’ll join Judi and Mack . . . Read More
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
Rabbi Marcus Crystal, Staff Scholar, Cincinnati Community Kollel On the 14th of October, 1945, a memorial was erected at Covedale Cemeteries, dedicated to the Jewish casualties of World War II that were unable to be brought home for burial. The monument listed 61 names of Jewish Cincinnati’s own. Approximately 550,000 Jewish men and women served . . . Read More
Guardians are CYJL Legacy donors who have committed a gift to support JCGC for future generations. JCGC wanted to show its gratitude– in person– to our living generations of Guardians. In honor of our generous Legacy donors, on 2/7, JCGC sponsored two, back-to-back films from the recent Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival. The . . . Read More
Sara M. Zober Anyone who has been near children for any amount of time knows that they ask a lot of questions. So when my grandmother (their great-grandmother) died this summer, I was not surprised that my three children, aged 9, 7 and 5, peppered me with questions. I sat the kids down and answered . . . Read More
As spring approaches, the staff at JCGC is busy preparing for the inevitable clean-up required after the winter, especially a winter as hard as this one has been! A few weeks ago, on a very cold day, after a funeral, I asked one of our most veteran team members, James, what he liked about this . . . Read More
Fall gardening tasks often go undone if winter arrives ahead of one’s motivation to turn off the football game. But for a hardy group of Rockdale Temple volunteers just before Thanksgiving, commitment to a JCGC cemetery clean up won out over gusty winds and a predicted high temperature in the ’20’s. The sun even came . . . 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.