This year is the Centennial of the founding of DAV (Disabled American Veterans), the revered advocacy and service organization for America’s injured veterans. On September 8, 2020, representatives from DAV National Headquarters in Cold Spring and members of the DAV Department of Ohio honored the organization’s extraordinary founder, Cincinnati Judge Robert S. Marx, himself a . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati honored Fran and Craig Coleman and Craig’s parents, Malcolm and Adell Coleman (of blessed memory) for their legacy commitments and enduring support. Every year, Jewish Cemeteries honors one or two or our Guardians at the annual Voices of Giving event, hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council. The event . . . Read More
By Karen Zanger A driver on Central Avenue just west of downtown could be forgiven for missing the isolated little cemetery at the corner of Chestnut Street. Its vine-covered brick walls, two streetside trees and tall chain link fence make it blend into the industrial and urban redevelopment scene. A pedestrian on the sidewalk might . . . Read More
We send our sincere thanks and appreciation to the veterans who served our country. We know that there are many meaningful stories of service in the Cincinnati Jewish community. Comment below with a story about your service or the service of a family member. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can feature the story in a future post. We look forward to learning more about the impact of veterans in our community. #jewishcemeteries... See MoreSee Less
In this video from the Warren County Scouting Showcase, Eagle Scout Ethan Zied shares how he researched and marked Jewish veterans' graves in Greater Cincinnati's Jewish Cemeteries. Hear Ethan's reflections on the impact of his project beginning at 17:12 in the video.
Ethan shares, "I was able to honor 2,500 veterans, some of whom never received recognition for their service in their lifetimes...For the community, the markers silently say 'thank you' for the veterans' dedication. And for the families of veterans, the markers and flags give honor to their ancestors' service." Thank you, Ethan, for your work that has transformed our cemeteries!