JCGC is pleased to provide access to 35,000 burial records through the genealogy section of its website. Almost all of our records include a photo of the memorial. We also have a select number of obituaries on our data base and plan to add more periodically. It is easy to use the search functions of . . . Read More
JCGC is one of 12 local Jewish organizations participating in the first cohort of the Create Your Jewish Legacy Program. To date, JCGC has received 40 legacy gifts under CYJL and also has earned $15,000 from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for outstanding participation in the program during 2015. More . . . Read More
JCGC will be sponsoring a film for its Legacy Society, The Guardians, on Thursday, February 9th at 7:30 pm at the Mariemont Theatre. The film, titled “The Last Mentsch” is about Marcus Schwartz, who, after surviving the horrors of Auschwitz, creates a new identity for himself in Germany, denying his Jewish heritage. But when he . . . Read More
The first of our Jewish war memorials to be established was the Civil War Memorial located in the Walnut Hills cemetery. The memorial is an obelisk, which was completed in 1868. It first honored one fallen Jewish Civil War soldier from Cincinnati, Lt. Louis Reitler, who was killed in battle in 1862. His name is . . . Read More
JCGC is pleased to announce the dedication of our new cemetery on June 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The cemetery is located at 712 Loveland-Miamiville Road in Loveland. JCGC purchased this 23-acre property in December 2011 to develop as a community cemetery, with sections dedicated to the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform communities. The site is . . . Read More
JCGC broke ground on its new cemetery site at 712 Loveland–Miamiville Road in Loveland in August 2015. The general contractor is JDL Warm Construction. Under their guidance, much work has been accomplished, including clearing and earthwork, installation of site utilities and the initial round of asphalt paving. The balance of Warm’s work will be completed . . . Read More
The JCC asked JCGC several months ago if it would like to utilize one of its display cases in the JCC lobby. At about the same time, Mary Bauer, JCGC’s Office Manager, was working with Lee Hamill on genealogy for Lee’s family. As it turns out, Lee is descended from David Johnson, the second Jew . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati Create Your Jewish Legacy Committee Chair, Larry Neuman, was honored with The Mesel Wieder Mensch Award at the Sustainers Event held on May 26th at the Phoenix. Larry devotes countless hours, not only to JCGC, but to many other Jewish and civic endeavors. He doesn’t expect recognition. He serves because . . . Read More
On Sunday, May 29, 2016, B’nai B’rith held its 73rd annual Memorial Service at the Robert S. Kraft War Memorial Garden in the Covedale Cemetery on Sidney Road. This unique Memorial Service is held annually in memory of the Greater Cincinnati servicemen of the Jewish faith, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country while . . . Read More
JCGC is one of 12 local Jewish organizations participating in the Create Your Jewish Legacy Program. To date, JCGC has received 32 legacy gifts under CYJL and also earned $15,000 from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for outstanding participation in the program during 2015. We thank those individuals who have . . . 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.