We are pleased to announce that on February 23, 2015, we went live with our new and improved website, redesigned by Photonics Graphics. In addition to an improved look and updated content, we have redesigned the site to be much more user friendly for mobile phones and tablets. The site also includes a video on . . . Read More
Rabbi Bernard Illowy, 1814 – 1875, is interred in Adath Israel Cemetery in Price Hill. Descended from a family of religious scholars, he was born in Kolin, Bohemia. He studied in Kolin and Pressburg, where he received rabbinical ordination. He subsequently received a PhD and continued his rabbinical studies in Hungary and Italy before returning . . . Read More
Adapted from a talk by Stephen D. Strauss to The JCGC Board of Trustees December 7, 2011 Judah Touro Cemetery Association, Inc., was incorporated in 1855 or 1856 (more about that later), and is located on Sunset Avenue in Price Hill. Anyone who visits this cemetery will note that it is atop a steep hill. . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati is pleased to announce that it will be honoring its founders and recognizing all the partnering cemeteries at a wine and cheese reception to be held at Adath Israel on Sunday, October 12, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. We hope you’ll be able to be with us as we . . . Read More
Ray Warren, a JCGC Board member, made a presentation in June 2011 to the JCGC Board on the history of two of our Covedale cemeteries, Yad Chorutzim and Tifereth Israel. Click here to view the presentation.
Felix Moses was the hero in the book, “Felix Moses, the Beloved Jew of Stringtown on the Pike”, written in 1930 by John Uri Lloyd, a native of Boone County. Moses (1827 – 1886) came to Boone County, Kentucky in the 1850’s, an orphan whose family had been persecuted in the old country. “Mose”, as . . . Read More
In June 2011, JCGC announced the addition of a genealogy feature to its website. This feature is easy to use and quickly has become the most popular area of our website, which can be found at www.jcemcin.org. By clicking on the Genealogy tab on our home page, you land on a page that provides a . . . Read More
The English immigrants who bought the land for the Chestnut St. cemetery, Joseph Jonas and Morris Moses, were among the small group of Jews who, in 1824 — three years after the cemetery was created — formed K. K. Bene Israel – the Holy Congregation of the Children of Israel – the first Jewish congregation . . . Read More
THE DEPARTED, BUT WITHIN OUR WALLS, WE NOW REMEMBER David Urbansky was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry in battle at Shiloh and Vicksburg during the Civil War. He was the only known Jew and one of only 18 of Ohio’s 310,364 Union soldiers in the Civil War to be so honored. He . . . Read More
It’s a small town . . . with a population of just 9,642 people. It’s a pretty rough-and-tumble place, made up mostly of people who wanted to get away from the big population centers. They were willing to come to a place where most people were farmers, although both a merchant class and an intelligentsia . . . 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.