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[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…

[American Israelite:] Volunteers help to preserve 200 yr old cemetery

To prepare for the Bicentennial of Cincinnati’s Jewish community, Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati and Ohio History Service Corps teamed up to clean headstones at the oldest Jewish cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains. Volunteers spent a few hours at Chestnut Street Cemetery,…