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
CONTACT: David Harris, Executive Director, Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati 513-961-0178 email@example.com (June 5, 2017 – – Cincinnati, OH) Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (“JCGC”) is pleased to announce that it held a ceremony to dedicate its new 23 acre cemetery in Loveland on Sunday, June 4th. Josh Shapiro, Board president of JCGC, served as . . . Read More
JCGC asked high school students to participate in the dedication of its new community cemetery by submitting a paper on the importance of cemeteries in Judaism and was especially pleased to receive the following essay from Sarit Benzaquen, a tenth grader at Atara High School. It captures one of the central values in Jewish tradition, . . . Read More
Cincinnati, Ohio (12 May/16) — On Sunday, 28 May/2017, 10:30 A.M, B’nai B’rith will hold their annual Memorial Service at the Robert S. Kraft Memorial Garden in the Covedale Cemetery (Sidney Road near Anderson Ferry). This unique Memorial Service is held in memory of the servicemen of the Jewish faith from the Greater Cincinnati area, . . . Read More
March 10, 2017 In response to the recent vandalism in Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis, Philadelphia and Rochester, JCGC is working with the police and SAFE Cincinnati and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), both a part of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, to take preventative measures to maintain safety in our cemeteries and to . . . Read More
On Sunday, 29 May/2016, 10:30 A.M, B’nai B’rith will hold their annual Memorial Service at the Robert S. Kraft Memorial Garden in the Covedale Cemetery (Sidney Road near Anderson Ferry). This unique Memorial Service is held in memory of the servicemen of the Jewish faith from the Greater Cincinnati area, who made the ultimate sacrifice . . . Read More
JCGC Reaches "Create Your Jewish Legacy" program goals in First Year — Secures 29 Letters of Intent Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) is participating in Create Your Jewish Legacy (CYJL), a collaborative effort of 12 Cincinnati area agencies, congregations and cemeteries, and day schools that was initiated late in 2014 to secure legacy gifts. . . . Read More
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) will honor its three founders and celebrate the organization’s unique history at a reception on Sunday, October 12, 2014. The event will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Adath Israel Congregation located at 3201 E. Galbraith Rd. in Cincinnati, Ohio. The organization’s three founders, Dr. Edward Herzig, Michael . . . Read More
In July 2013 The American Israelite Newspaper began running a series called “Little Known Cincinnati Facts.” The series takes the form of a quiz and is based on content provided by Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati. What former owner of the Cincinnati Reds is interred in JCGC’s Clifton cemetery? Sidney Weil bought the Cincinnati Reds . . . Read More
WVXU broadcast an interview with Ed Marks, Past President of JCGC, on Monday, August 26, 2013. The topic was the Chestnut Street cemetery, the oldest Jewish cemetery west of the Alleghenies. Follow the link, http://wvxu.org/post/where-oldest-jewish-cemetery-west-allegheny-mountains, to hear the interview and to read the story on the WVXU website.
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Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati was the very first hospital established by and especially for Jews in America. This is a distinction not many Cincinnatians know about our Jewish community. The founding ...