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
#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.
#DidYouKnow that we are hosting two Workum Interns this summer through JVS Career Services? Brooke Goldwasser and Sam Ruskin are helping organize our archival materials to better support families working on genealogical research. They hope to build professional skills this summer, learn about genealogical research and the archival process, and understand how Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati supports our community. Brooke is a student at Rutgers University and Sam is coming to us from The Ohio State University.
Started in 1917 as the first organized scholarship fund in Cincinnati, the Workum Fund now supports Cincinnati college students as they gain work experience in local Jewish organizations. You can learn more about the history of the Workum Fund here: www.workum.org/history.htm Many Workum family members and founders of the fund are buried in our cemeteries. #jewishcemeteries... See MoreSee Less