Rabbi Marcus Crystal, Staff Scholar, Cincinnati Community Kollel Ever since Andreas Vesalius began teaching anatomy through dissection at the University of Padua in the 16th century, the medical world has needed human bodies for this purpose. Where they procured them from has varied throughout the years. In the earliest days, students were expected to supply . . . Read More
Karen Zanger At its best, community leadership moves in a spiraling upward path, with today’s leaders climbing on the work of leaders of the past. Just as critical to progress, however, is that tomorrow’s leaders step up and learn from today’s. On April 22, 2018, Earth Day, eighteen future Cincinnati Jewish community leaders built on . . . Read More
A Cincinnati organization’s project will soon be on display to raise awareness about the city’s lengthy and storied Jewish history. Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati is creating a display of local Jewish genealogy, on display in the lobby of the Mayerson JCC for the month of April. JCGC, whose mission is to preserve and honor . . . Read More
The warm weather is finally here and the JCGC team is hard at work restoring the cemeteries’ grounds and monuments after the harsh winter weather. This is in addition to the ongoing work of lawn care and landscaping, which always requires hours of hard work in the spring, while also performing our sacred work of . . . 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...