Greetings! The High Holy Days have passed and the days have shortened, which means Jewish Cemeteries is working hard on projects before the winter and on opportunities to connect with you in the community in the coming months, both in person and online! Our next Genealogy program, Preserving Family History through Storytelling, will be held . . . Read More
Earlier this calendar year, Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati hosted the program, “Traditions that Comfort: Jewish Customs of Mourning.” We are following up in this newsletter with a brief history and overview of the customs of kri’ah ((קְרַ֖ע, also spelled Keriah, kriah, and k’riah), or rending of cloth. This is the most visible sign of . . . Read More
JCGC has enjoyed the unique opportunity to work with The Filson Historical Society this year to highlight the very special history of Chestnut Street Cemetery. The Filson Society is the publisher of several periodicals, including Ohio Valley History Journal, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the history and culture of the Ohio Valley and the Upper . . . Read More
The Cincinnati Jewish community—both formally and informally—has been an integral and meaningful part of my life since the day I arrived here. My husband, Bernie Lenchitz and I are both transplants from northern New Jersey and Manhattan. We moved to Greater Cincinnati in the late 1980’s.Cincinnati is blessed with dozens of Jewish organizations and agencies . . . Read More
On September 18, 2022, Rockdale Temple, in partnership with Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati, celebrated the dedication of a memorial cenotaph honoring Joseph Jonas, placed at Cincinnati’s historic Chestnut Street Cemetery. Jonas is widely considered to have been the first Jewish resident of Cincinnati, having arrived in 1817, and is among the founders of both . . . Read More
What an honor to have been part of this historic year of events! Thank you to the Cincinnati Preservation Association for the kind recognition. Chazak, chazak v’nitchazeik – wishing our entire community success in moving from strength to strength!Each year, the Cincinnati Preservation Association's Preservation Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in local preservation activities in the areas of preservation leadership, education, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, and sustainability.We're doing something different this year by sharing our honorees ahead of time! Please join us in congratulating the honorees as they are announced, and follow the link below to RSVP to the 2022 Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards that will take place at 4pm on Sun 4 Dec at ARCO in Price Hill! (ARCO Cincy is a 2020 CPA award winner in the Rehabilitation category.)Education is one of CPA's founding principles, and education is key to connecting people to the importance of our history and the need to preserve it. This year’s education award goes to the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial, a 14-month long celebration that featured more than 50 events, including genealogy exercises, history lessons, concerts, dance performances, and art exhibitions with a range of collaborators and partner organizations.Jewish community life in Cincinnati formally began with the founding of Chestnut Street Cemetery in 1821, on land purchased from the largest landowner in the area, Nicholas Longworth.The Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial kicked off on 26 Sep 2021 with the rededication of this burial ground, one of the Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati. In preparation for the start of the celebration, the tombstones were cleaned, a plaza and educational panels were added, and the gate, fence and brick wall around the cemetery were restored and repaired.L’dor v'dor — from generation to generation — the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial looked back on 200 years of history and forward to continuing contributions to the city. This milestone was a chance for both celebration and reflection, and presented a compelling opportunity for the community to come together as one.Congratulations to everyone involved for providing a robust platform for us all to learn about and celebrate 200 years of Jewish life in Cincinnati!Stay tuned as we continue to announce the 2022 honorees and please plan to join us at ARCO this Sunday: www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-preservation-awards-and-annual-meeting-tickets-430317470137... See MoreSee Less
JCGC has enjoyed the unique opportunity to work with The Filson Historical Society this year to highlight the very special history of Chestnut Street Cemetery. The Filson Society is the publisher of s...
Won't you please join us? RSVP link: www.eventbrite.com/e/452983665337Many thanks to our hosting partner, The American Jewish Archives, as well as all community partners, Bespoken Live, Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library, EquaSion, Hamilton County Genealogical Society, University of Cincinnati's Department of Judaic Studies, and the Over the Rhine Museum! ... See MoreSee Less