Cremation is a growing trend in the United States, as well as the broader world population. Cremation rates in Western Europe range from 35% in France to 88% in Switzerland. Canada is at 67%, Great Britain at 75% and Japan is over 99%. The United States, at 47%, is still below, but rapidly approaching, 50%. . . . 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
In 2015, JCGC was one of 12 local Jewish organizations participating in the Create Your Jewish Legacy Program. JCGC received 30 legacy gifts under CYJL and earned $15,000 from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for outstanding participation in the program. To quote Shep Englander, “legacy building is community building.” The . . . Read More
My wife, Heather, and I established our first estate plan shortly after getting married over 15 years ago and have modified it over the years as our family and savings have grown. The charitable aspect to our planning began as a default if none of our children survived us. The thought being that our estates . . . Read More
On the evening of October 28th, JCGC hosted the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation for a quick cemetery tour and discussion of cemetery practices/halacha at the Walnut Hills location. The event was hosted by Jeff Blumental, who heads up YAD, and was attended by about 15 members of YAD. Brad Kaplan, Josh . . . Read More
Murray Seasongood was a man of many talents but is best known for his ability to transform Cincinnati into one of the best governed cities in the country in the 1920’s. He lived to be 104 and continued to go to his office at Paxton & Seasongood until he was 100. In addition to being . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) is pleased to announce the election of new officers and trustees. Elected at the Annual Meeting on December 2, 2015 to serve as officers are Josh Shapiro, President; Alan Brown, Vice President; Ray Warren, Vice president; Larry Neuman, Treasurer; and Michael Bergman, Secretary. New trustees elected at the Annual . . . Read More
When JCGC was being formed, the plan was to raise enough funds to set it on the path to self-sustainability. A generous grant from the Jewish Foundation and a successful Friends Campaign fulfilled this goal. Going forward, JCGC relies primarily on Legacy Gifts to ensure that the original plan stays on course. There are two . . . Read More
This spring The Clifton Community Fund erected a plaque at our Clifton cemetery on Old Ludlow Ave. A picture of the plaque is shown below. The Clifton Community Fund is a non-profit organization founded by Clifton residents whose mission is to preserve, beautify or enhance Clifton. David Hoguet, JCGC Executive DirectorEd Marks, JCGC Board Member . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) is participating in Create Your Jewish Legacy (CYJL), a collaborative effort of area agencies, congregations and cemeteries, and day schools that commenced late in 2014. We recently established our Guardians Legacy Society, and we thank those individuals who have made a Legacy Gift to JCGC, and became a member . . . 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.