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
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.