2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Jewish community life in the city of Cincinnati, which formally began with the founding of Chestnut Street Cemetery. The Jewish community and the City of Cincinnati will commemorate this significant milestone through community celebrations, multi-generational programs, and interactive experiences.
The establishment of the first Jewish cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains in 1821 in Cincinnati paved the way for 200 years of culture, contributions and achievements that continue today. Following a lengthy, careful restoration effort, the Chestnut Street Cemetery in the West End was formally rededicated on September 26, 2021 signaling the beginning of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial.
The formal rededication ceremony of the Chestnut Street Cemetery on September 26, 2021.
COMING UP NEXT
Today - May 22: Bold Moves Festival presented by Cincinnati Ballet | Aronoff Center for the Arts | Times and dates vary, for tickets CLICK HERE
Sunday, May 15: JCGC - Shared Grief, Different Customs | Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati | 2:30PM - 4:00PM | To register, CLICK HERE
Thursday, May 19: Holy Sparks & Sally Priesand Paves the Way Joint Opening | Skirball Museum & American Jewish Archives | 4:00PM - 7:30PM | To register, CLICK HERE
Today - Sunday, October 2: Our Shared Story - 200 Years of Jewish Cincinnati | Cincinnati Museum Center | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | For tickets, CLICK HERE
Today - Sunday, May 15: Becoming Dr. Ruth | Playhouse in the Park | For tickets, CLICK HERE
Today - October, 2022: Jewish Cincinnati - A Walk Through History | Downtown Cincinnati | Self-guided and personal tours