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[Spectrum News] ish Festival Celebrates Jewish Contributions

The ish Festival returns to Washington Park this weekend as a kickoff to the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial. The festival debuted in 2017 as a grassroots effort to showcase Jewish arts, culture and community. Now in its third iteration, ish has grown to serve wider populations and has deepen…

[American Israelite] Jewish Cincinnati Kicks off Bicentennial Year

A fourteen-month celebration of the bicentennial of the Jewish community in Cincinnati kicked off on Saturday night and Sunday, September 25-26, with events in the West End, one of the early centers of Jewish life in this city.

The first event of this celebration was a concert headlined by …

[American Israelite] Jewish Cincinnati to Celebrate Bicentennial Year

At a press conference on Thursday, Sept. 2 at the recently refurbished Chestnut Street Cemetery, plans for the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial year were announced. In 1821, a few years after the first Jewish person, Joseph Jonas, had arrived in Cincinnati, a Jew, Benjamin Lape, died in the ci…

[Movers & Makers] The ‘Renewal & Resilience’ of Jewish Cincinnati

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jewish community life in Cincinnati, which formally began with the founding of Chestnut Street Cemetery. The Jewish community and the City of Cincinnati will commemorate this milestone through public celebrations, multi-generational programs and inter…

[Cincinnati Edition] Cincinnati Will Celebrate 200 Years Of Jewish Life

It was September 1821 when a small group of Cincinnatians dedicated the first Jewish cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains in what is now the city's West End. A few years later, they founded the city's first Jewish synagogue. 

 

Two centuries later, Cincinnati is gearing up for a mome…