As summer dawns, we hope for a season of profound change, in the trajectory of the pandemic and the hardships it places on many, in our country’s challenges with racial inequality, in the economy and more. Jewish Cemeteries has two Workum Interns this summer: Sam Ruskin and Brooke Goldwasser. Their summer project includes helping to . . . Read More
All of nature is springing back to life in every shade of green, pink, white and yellow, so it may be a stretch to grasp that this is also the beginning of monument repair season for Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati. And twelve years into the existence of this area’s unique, unified Jewish cemetery organization, . . . Read More
U.S. Veteran medallions that now proudly mark the graves of every veteran in two of Cincinnati’s largest Jewish cemeteries, Montgomery’s United Jewish Cemetery and the Walnut Hills Cemetery, were further transformed on Sunday, May 17 with the addition of over 1000 new American flags. Dayton Scout Ethan Zied teamed up with Jewish Cemeteries of Greater . . . Read More
What has it been like to do the work of Jewish burial in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic? Through a professional acquaintance of David Harris, JCGC Executive Director, we took the opportunity to find out from someone who knows firsthand. Andrew Parver spared us a few precious phone minutes at home on a . . . Read More
Rabbi Marcus Crystal, Staff Scholar, Cincinnati Community Kollel CINCINNATI IN 1820 With enthusiasm and a feeling of destiny in his step, Joseph Jonas, generally considered the first permanent Jew of Cincinnati, wrote in his memoirs of his decision to travel along the Ohio River: “The fiat had gone forth, that a new resting place for . . . Read More
In the last months, we’ve lost many community members, with many leaders and supporters among them. Two friends of Jewish Cemeteries who passed recently are brothers Phil and Wilbur Cohen. We mourn their loss, among the many other souls. Wilbur and his spouse Miriam are Guardians, members of our Jewish Cemeteries Legacy society, who have . . . Read More
On Tuesday, a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War (today, the DAV), honored Judge Robert S. Marx, who established the organization in 1920. The wreath-laying ceremony by his grave in the Walnut Hills Cemetery featured an honor guard, buglers, and remarks from members of the DAV and Jewish Cemeteries' David Harris. The ceremony was a moving, solemn reminder of Judge Marx's contributions to the country and the impact of the organization that he created.