Before Rosh HaShanah and during the Ten Days of Repentance, the period between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, are two times when it is traditional for Jews to visit the cemetery to visit the graves of departed family members and recite kaddish, the mourner’s prayer. There are lots of reasons this might be customary. Perhaps . . . Read More
Earlier this year, Kneseth Israel Cemetery in Covedale, which had previously been operated by Congregation Zichron Eliezer, became the 23rd cemetery to be operated by JCGC. JCGC already operates the other ten cemeteries in Covedale, so now all eleven cemeteries will be JCGC properties. Kneseth Israel is an Orthodox cemetery and the first cemetery to . . . Read More
Create Your Jewish Legacy comes at just the right time in Barry’s and my lives. We are planning for the future for ourselves and for our children and grandchildren, so what a great time to plan for the community’s future. The Cincinnati Jewish community is a deserving recipient of part of our estate. Jewish Cemeteries . . . Read More
JCGC is preparing to break ground on its new cemetery site at 712 Loveland–Miamiville Road in Loveland. JCGC purchased this 23-acre property in December 2011, to develop as a community cemetery. The site is a convenient location in a good neighborhood, about a mile from the Ward’s Corner exit off I–275. It is less than . . . Read More
Pre-Need Burial Arrangements are those planned and purchased prior to death — often years or decades before the need arises. Purchasing a cemetery lot and making your burial arrangements before the need arises is a gift of love to those you love the most. Pre-Need Burial Arrangement benefits include: Your family will not have to . . . Read More
I was raised in Columbus with a strong sense of community, social justice and the mitzvah of giving back. While I have always had and continue to have a strong interest in community history and development, it was not until I was a law student that I found my passion for real estate, development and . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati honors our ancestors. We provide a place of solemnity and tranquility where visitors can pay respects to their loved ones. We ensure that everyone in the Jewish community will have a place to rest in peace and dignity. With a legacy gift, your impact can continue beyond your lifetime. In . . . Read More
To be Jewish means that each of us somehow participates in the healing of the world – in tikkun olam. We might not think of ourselves that way, but look around, and you will see that Jews participate in their communities perhaps to a greater degree than any of our neighbors. It’s part of us . . . Read More
In 2010, JCGC added a genealogy search capability to its website. This search capability provides access to burial records for the 36,000 interments in our cemeteries. Almost all of the burial records include photos of the memorials. The site also provides visitors with the opportunity to add additional information or to submit corrections to the . . . Read More
On October 12, 2014, Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) honored its founders and celebrated the organization’s unique history at a reception held at Adath Israel Congregation. The organization’s three founders, Dr. Edward Herzig, Michael Oestreicher and Edward Marks, were honored. The celebration, presented by The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health, featured videos and a . . . 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.