jcgc-displayThe JCC asked JCGC several months ago if it would like to utilize one of its display cases in the JCC lobby. At about the same time, Mary Bauer, JCGC’s Office Manager, was working with Lee Hamill on genealogy for Lee’s family. As it turns out, Lee is descended from David Johnson, the second Jew to arrive in Cincinnati. He is interred in the historic Chestnut Street cemetery.

It didn’t take long to decide what we should do with our exhibit. We enlisted a committee of Alan Brown, Marlene Ostrow, Jeremy Cantor and David Hoguet to work with Lee. The exhibit Lee and the Committee put together, which is called “Finding Family,” has a twofold purpose: 1) to make the viewer aware of JCGC’s website genealogy capabilities, and 2) to tell the story of the family (at least part of it) of David Johnson and some of the descendants from its eight generations.

We were happy to have the opportunity to participate in the JCC’s Display Case. Our exhibit can be viewed from mid-June to mid-July.