About the Bicentennial

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 Rededication of the Chestnut Street Cemetery

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.

Celebrating 200 Years

The formal rededication ceremony of the Chestnut Street Cemetery on September 26, 2021.


Sunday, November 6th: Jewish Cincinnati Bus Tour with J. Miles Wolf | Skirball Museum & Downtown Cincinnati | AT CAPACITY

Sunday, November 13th | Jewish-American Hall of Fame Induction: Ruth Gruber | Virtual Ceremony | To register, CLICK HERE

Thursday, December 8th | Lunch and Learn at Jewish Cincinnati: A Photographic Record by J. Miles Wolf | Skirball Museum | To register, CLICK HERE

Sunday, December 8th | JCGC: Preserving Family History through Storytelling | American Jewish Archives | To register, CLICK HERE



Today - Wednesday, December 28th: Sally Priesand Paves the Way | American Jewish Archives | To plan a visit, CLICK HERE

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