JCGC and Rockdale Temple hosted the final lecture in their series on September 12, 2019. This was a highly anticipated lecture on some of the history of Jewish burial and memorialization practices, the symbols and iconography associated with Jewish tombstones, and the art history of Jewish memorialization over the centuries. Experts Dr. Matthew Kraus, of . . . Read More
JCGC and Rockdale Temple hosted their 3rd lecture in their inaugural series. The June lecture was on End of Life Planning. Planning for the end of life, while difficult to discuss, can be a relief to you and your loved ones. Panelists, Robert A. Weil, Funeral Director at Weil Funeral Home; Rabbi Sigma Coran, Senior . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) and Rockdale Temple hosted the second lecture in our series. Rabbi Abie Ingber, recently retired professor at Xavier University, presented on Jewish cemetery rehabilitation in Lithuania. He led students from Xavier University on two of these trips, one in 2016 and one in 2018, to restore two abandoned Jewish . . . Read More
Part of our 2019 Lecture Series On January 10, Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) and Rockdale Temple hosted a lecture on researching genealogy, the first in a quarterly series. Rick and Paul Cauthin, members of the board of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, gave a general overview of genealogical research. Chelsea Simon, a graduate . . . 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