JCGC is honored to have received a generous legacy gift from Jay and Sue Price. Jay passed away in April 2018, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jay and Sue, while not originally from Cincinnati, made our city their home and became involved in the civic organizations and in the Jewish community, in particular. . . . Read More
In 1928, the Vigransky Family funded the construction of a chapel for the Kneseth Israel Cemetery, at the corner of Anderson Ferry and Sidney Road. The family later dropped the “sky” from the name and Vigran family members are still active members of our Cincinnati Jewish community. This autumn, JCGC had to remove the chapel . . . Read More
Rabbi Marcus Crystal, Staff Scholar, Cincinnati Community Kollel Chestnut Street Cemetery: Longworth’s Gift to the Jews? The story has long been told of the founding of the “first cemetery west of the Alleghenies” located in downtown Cincinnati on Chestnut Street. In 1821, Benjamin Lape, or possibly “Leib,” was on his deathbed and called for a . . . Read More
On October 28th, a chilly autumn day, with fleeting sunlight splashing across the changing leaves in United Jewish Cemeteries Walnut Hills, 30 guests gathered to remember the former UJC Superintendent, William Riegel. Bill Riegel served as the UJC Superintendent from 1991-2008. Bill passed away in March 2017. A garden area, with a bench bearing the . . . Read More
May the light of your Hanukkah candles keep the memories of loved ones bright. From all of us at Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati, we wish you a Happy Hanukkah! #Hanukkah#JewishCemeteries... See MoreSee Less
#FlashbackFriday to September 8, 2020, when we honored Judge Robert S. Marx, who established the Disabled American Veterans of the World War, on the Centennial of the DAV. Marx was born in Cincinnati and attended Walnut Hills High School and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Serving in World War I, he was injured during the Meuse-Argonne offensive and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Marx was committed to serving the Cincinnati community as a lawyer, judge, law professor, and founder of the DAV. We remember his service and his legacy as the founder of initiatives that continue on today.Pictured are photographs from the wreath-laying ceremony at Judge Marx's grave in the Walnut Hills Cemetery in 2020. Learn more about Judge Robert S. Max here: jcemcin.org/dav-centennial-salutes-founder-cincinnati-judge-robert-s-marx/#JewishCemeteries... See MoreSee Less
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 f...