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THE JEWISH COMMUNITY


Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Cincinnati
Contact information at: http://iajgs.org/members/members.html

AJA: American Jewish Archives
3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488.
513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax)
AJA contact form
http://www.huc.edu/aja

THE CEMETERIES

"Spring Grove, Rest Haven, Walnut Hills, Montgomery, and Clifton are the only cemeteries NOT in Covedale or Price Hill. Rest Haven and Montgomery are outside the city limits, but in Hamilton County. UJ Hamilton Location is in Hamilton, OH, which is in Butler County." [Cincinnati is in Hamilton County, while Hamilton is in Butler County.] Source: JGS Cin

Jewish and Veterans Cemeteries in Great Cincinnati, Hamilton County: http://jungclas.com/gensite/hamilton/jewish.htm#cemeteries [2000]

Graves Registration Cards for men and women, who served in the United States Armed Forces and are buried in the various Cincinnati Jewish cemeteries, are in Small Collections at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form

The United Jewish Cemeteries office is at 3400 Montgomery Road., Cincinnati, OH 45237 Phone: 513-961-1078. They are the caretakers of five cemeteries. United Jewish Cemetery Records, 1850-1949. Description: 1.2 linear ft. Notes: Records include correspondence (1904-1911), cemetery deeds (1862-1946), interment list (1850-1930), and minutes (1862-1949). Received from United Jewish Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996. Location: AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form (MS-613). Control No.: DCLV98-A927 [December 2000]

Weil Funeral Home Records - Cincinnati, OH.  Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
for 10,800 funeral records. [January 2009]

  • Ahabath Achim Cemetery: United Jewish Cemetery of Clifton. see Clifton
  • Adath Israel Cemetery: called Price Hill. Clovedale?: Conservative. A.I. Congregation: Lillian Aaron at 793-1800, 3201 Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati O. 54236. Price Hill Cemetery
    Directions: see Lovae Bros. route to Queen City Ave. Continue West on Queen City Ave. to Sunset Ave. (2255 Queen City Ave.) Left on Sunset Ave. Cemetery is first on left.
  • Agudas Israel I, II and III: Orthodox Congregations affiliated: Golf Manor/Roumanian. Covedale Cemetery Association. Contact: Reva Hormnick. 531-6654. 6442 Stover Ave. Cincinnati, 45237.
    Directions to #3 are same as Kneseth Israel route to Anderson Ferry Road. Right on Anderson Ferry Road to Cemetery Road (About 150 yards past Crookshank Road.) Left on Cemetery Road. The cemetery is first one on left. Directions to #2: Same as #3 Cemetery is first one on right. Directions to #1: Same as #3. Cemetery is second one on right. COVEDALE CEMETERY
  • American Beneficial/Galacian: American Beneficial/Galician Society/Agudus Israel: Orthodox. Leon Zilberberg, home: 441-5984, office: 631-9058, 234 Bluegrass Ave., Southgate, KY 41071, Directions: Also known as Galacian Society. #2 uses same entrance. COVEDALE CEMETERY
  • Bene Israel Burying Ground: see Chestnut Street below. Hamilton County information from Eleanor Bardes:
  • Beth Hamidrash Hagad: source: See "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld. Orthodox. Rae Levy, 631-5686. Golf Manor contact: Reva Hormnick w. 531-6654.
    Directions: Same as Agudas Israel #3. Cemetery is in rear of circle at end of Cemetery Road. COVEDALE CEMETERY
  • Beth Israel Cemetery: (Hamilton County). Source: Dr. Leonard Spialter, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Beth Jacob/Price Hill Congregation: Orthodox. Phil and Vera Bernstein, 4344 North Point Port #201, Mason, OH 45040/ 459-9493. COVEDALE CEMETERY
  • Beth Tyfyla: See "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld. See Price Hill Cemeteries below under Schachnus
  • B'nai Israel Cemetery: in Hamilton, Butler. See Chestnut Hill below
  • Brighton House: "Burial ground near Brighton House" remains, or at least some of them, were re-interred in UJC-Walnut Hills in May 1871. Names of those re-interred were listed in "Ancestree" Nov. 1993. Source: JGS Cincinnati
  • Chesed Chel Emmes: Orthodox. Lester Wolpa 10434 Walking Fern Drive, Harrison, O 45030. home: 367-4200, office: 522-2900. Price Hill Cemetery
    Directions: same route as Adath Israel. On Sunset Ave. Cemetery last one on right. Use same entrance as Hirsh Hoffert.
  • Chestnut Street Cemetery: Also called Bene Israel Burying Ground, Chestnut St. & Central Ave. Closed since 1849, 85 graves date from 1821-1850 in the 50ft x 50 ft plot. Source: p. 494 in Postal & Koppman Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S.. Phila., PA: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954. A 1951 List of interred is in Microfilm No. 3004 at American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488; phone (513) 221-1875. "Through the Iron Gates," by Sidney J. Silvian, Cincinnati, Ohio. Feb 1972 is in the miscellaneous file at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form.
  • Clifton United Jewish Cemetery: 730 (Old) Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio, 45220. Opened in 1848, the quite small plot is still active. The stones number less than 2,000. Jewish Federation address is 4380 Malsbary Road, Blue Ash (513) 985-1500. Source: Ninth grade students from Princeton High School, Cincinnati under the guidance of Tim Dugan; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The data is available on web at: http://www.phs.princeton.k12.oh.us:80/Public/Lessons/Cemetery/Jewishtext.html map of cemetery. (It may take a while to download, but shows each grave number. Data was gathered from file cards, present records (1949-present) and the 1909-17 Cemetery Records Book for Clifton. Cross-references against these and the plat book also were done. All information came from materials at the United Jewish Cemeteries located in the Kenwood /Blue Ash office in Cincinnati. Extracted and compiled by Anita S. Marks. United Jewish Cemetery (Cincinnati, Ohio). Records. 1850 1949. 1.2 linear feet. Collection consists of correspondence, 1904 1911; cemetery deeds, 1862 1946; interment list, 1850 1930; and minutes, 1862 1949. Received from the United Jewish Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996.AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form. [December 2000]
  • Congregation Ohav Shalom: - see Love Brothers below
  • Congregation Sherith Israel: Ahavath Achim Articles of incorporation of Congregation Sherith Israel - Ahavath Achim; agreement between the latter congregation and Joseph Block regarding the congregation's cemetery; the laying of the cornerstone and inscription of pews. April 11, 1904; Jan. 25, 1906; Oct. 26, 1906; Sept. 20, 1908; Apr. 26, 1910 and July 14. Histories file; source: American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488; phone (513) 221-1875
  • Galician Society: see American Beneficial. COVEDALE CEMETERY
  • Hirsch Hoffert/B'Nai Tzedek Cong.: Conservative. 1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati O. 45237. Dorothy Shostle: home: 733-3840, office: 531-2110. Price Hill Cemetery
  • Historic Old Cemetery: Jewish, in downtown Cincinnati, closed since 1849 after the Cholera epidemic.
  • Judah Touro Cemetery: 16466; Source: Aaron Roetenberg; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Price Hill Cemetery
  • 574-9260 1675 Sunset Ave., Cincinnati O. 45238. Ed Levy at 921-0487. Price Hill Cemetery. See "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.
    Directions: Same route as Adath Israel. On Sunset Ave. Cemetery, third one on right. Judah Touro Cemetery Association materials in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form:
    a) Articles of incorporation, Dec. 2, 1855. Histories file
    b) Judah Touro Cemetery Association; Cemetery records. 1856-1970. Microfilm Nos. 2160-2161
    c) Judah Touro Cemetery Association; Deed for the sale of two cemetery lots to Mary G. Cole. Cincinnati, Ohio. May 16, 1932.
  • K. K. Bene Israel: All in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form:
    a) The decree securing title of the Chestnut Street Cemetery, Aug. 1, 1918 is in Documents file. This is K. K. Bene Israel (Rockdale Temple)
    b) Legal agreement between "Kal A Kodesh Beni Israel" and "Kal A Kodesh Beni Yeshurun" allowing members of the latter congregation to bury their dead in a cemetery owned by the former congregation, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1853. Rare Documents file and Box No. 969
    c) Beni Yeshurun - Wise Temple. Source: JGS Cin
  • Kneseth Israel/Washington Avenue: Orthodox. Jacob Lustig, P.O. Box 37118, Cincinnati 45222. Telephone 731-6043. COVEDALE CEMETERY
    Directions: Right on Clinton Springs Ave. to East Mitchell Ave. (870 Clinton Springs Ave.) Right on E. Mitchell Ave. to Mill Creek Expressway I-75, (150 West MItchell Ave.) Proceed south on I-75 to Harrison Ave. exit. Continue on Harrison Ave. across viaduct's lower level. At western end of viaduct, bear right to State Ave., and then bear left to Queen City Ave. (You will have made an "S" curve). Continue west on Queen City Ave. to Boudinot Ave. (3093 Queen City Ave.) Left on Boudinot Ave. across railroad bridge to Crookshank Road (First Street on right past bridge). Right on Crookshank Road to Anderson Ferry Road (end of Crookshank Road). Left on Anderson Ferry Road to Sindey Road. (First intersection) Right on Sidney Road - Cemetery first one on right.
  • Lick Run Cemetery: Source: Dr. Leonard Spialter, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This is not actually a cemetery, but the name put on death certificates that refer to a collection of cemeteries. Lick Run is an east-west creek, probably running into Mill Creek, that runs north-south into the Ohio River. Many of these certificates may mean Schachnus Cemetery. Source: JGS Cincinnati.
  • Love Bros./Ohav Shalom: was Orthodox but is now Conservative. Betty Finkelstein, 1834 Section Road, Cincinnati O. 45237. Telephone: office 531-4616 and 353-3377. Price Hill Cemetery
    Directions: Right on Clinton Springs Ave. to East Mitchell Ave., (870 Clinton Springs). Right on E. Mitchell Ave. to the Mill Creek Expressway I-75 (150 West Mitchell Ave.) Proceed south on I-75 to Harrison Ave. exit. Continue on Harrison Ave. across viaduct's lower level. At western end of viaduct, bear right to State Ave., and then bear left to Queen City Ave. (You will have made an "S" curve). Continue west on Queen City Ave. to Quebec Road. (1875 Queen City Ave.) to Quebec Rd. to West Liberty St. (1600 Quebec Rd). Right on West Liberty St. to Rosemont Ave. (4134 West Liberty). Right on Rosemont Ave. Cemetery first on Left.
  • Love Bros. 'Russische' Cemetery: Find at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form: Price Hill Cemetery
    a) Congregation Ohav Sholom; Love Brothers Cemetery burial records, Oct. 25, 1942 - June 19, 1949; and records of the congregation's building fund, Sept. 17, 1945 - Nov. 28, 1949 and 1955-56. Microfilm No. 3394
    b) Congregation Ohav Sholom receipts for purchase of cemetery plots. 1936. Miscellaneous file
    c) Reading Road Temple; Constitution and rules and regulations of the Cemetery Association. April 29, 1924. Histories file
  • Montefiore: Any. Phil Berg, 1410 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati O. 45242. 821-7554. Directions: Same as Adath Israel. On Sunset Ave. Cemetery is first one on right. Price Hill Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery: Orthodox. Jack Rabenstein, 2335 Section Road, Cincinnati 45237. Home 631-1900, office 863-4747. Refugees from W.W.II. Directions: same as Yad Horitzim, reached by walking through Yad Horitzim Cemetery. COVEDALE CEMETERY
  • Northern Hills/Norwood Congregation: Orthodox. Fred Zorndorf, 715 Flemming Rd., Cincinnati 45231, telephone home 631-1900, office 242-4587, 931-6038. COVEDALE CEMETERY
    Directions: same as Yad Horitizm. Reached by walking through Yad Horitzim Cemetery.
  • Ohav Shalom Cemetery: Source: Dr. Leonard Spialter, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld. Same as Love Brothers in Price Hill Cemeteries.
  • Price Hill Congregation: Directions are same as Agudas Israel #3. Use same entrance. COVEDALE CEMETERY
  • Roumanian: See "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld. Also see Covedale Cemeteries
  • Schachnus/Beth Tefyla: Orthodox. Elenor Ziv at 315-0909, 679-4900. Rabbi Schachna Isaacs, born in Darrtown, OH started the cemetery. The rules forbid metal in the caskets and concrete vaults. The deceased are buried in shrouds prepared by women who do this for a living. The records are not computerized but plan to do so as of the late 1990s. Price Hill Cemetery
    Directions: Same route as Adath Israel. On Sunset Ave. Cemetery is first one on right. Use same entrance as Montefiore. Source: JGS Cin
  • Shear. Isr Ahabat Ach: See "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld
  • Sherith Israel: See "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld
  • Spring Grove Cemetery: 4521 Spring Grove Ave., zip 45232. Cemetery has Jewish burials, but is open to all. The huge site, with beautiful landscaping and excellent maintenance, has no way to identify Jewish burials because none are labeled as such in the computer. However, they do keep excellent records. Source: JGS Cin
  • Tiferath Israel/Yad Chorutzim: Orthodox. Dr. Paul Nathan of North Avondale Congregation, 3870 Reading Rd., Cincinnati 45229. Telephones: home 861-1097, office 861-4016. COVEDALE CEMETERY
    Directions: Same route as Kneseth Israel. On Sidney Rd. Yad Horitzem Cemetery is second one on right. Tiferath Israel is entrance just past Yad Horitzim - third one on right.
  • Turkish/Spanish Society Seph. Beth Shalom: Orthodox. Administration handled by Love Bros.: Albert Ouziel, telephone: 727-787-9136. Price Hill Cemetery
    Directions: (part of Love Bros. Enter by way of Love Bros. Cem.)
  • United Jewish Cemetery: Reformed. Rachel Rosen, 1821 Summit Road, Cincinnati O. 45237. (948-1770.) Same route as Love Bros. Enter through Love Bros. Price Hill Cemetery. Records, 1850-1949.
  • United Jewish: in Walnut Hills. JGS of Greater Cincinnati is working on this cemetery. Contact Mrs. Josephine Rosenblum, 3340 Lamarque Drive, Cincinnati, OH 34236 e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it See at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form:
    a) United Jewish Cemetery; Interment records, 1850-1930 and 1951-1959; plus records of land purchase and Board of Delegates minute book, 1862-1910. Microfilm Nos. 439-439a
    b) Letter to Dr. Jacob R. Marcus from Dr. Arthur G. King in which Dr. King discusses the origin of the Jewish cemetery located in the Cincinnati suburb of Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1961. Correspondence file
    c) Plot deed for Abraham Bloch, 1880; by-law and regulations. 1869; and map of the cemetery, 1862. Documents file and Flat file. Cabinet 5, Drawer 14
    d) Cemetery plot deed for Moses Hess. Cincinnati, Ohio. July 1, 1864. SC-13992; (Probably UJ - Walnut Hills: source: JGS Cincinnati)
    United Jewish Cemetery 16480; Source: Aaron Roetenberg; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • United Jewish: in Montgomery. 3400 Montgomery Road-gate, 961-0178; office, 891-1770. see UJ Clifton This cemetery has been indexed. Publication of the index is in a Sycamore Township Cemeteries book from Heritage Books.
  • Walnut Hills: Letters A through F. Source: "jorose"; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Bnai Yeshurun also Walnut Hills Cemetery p. 499 in Postal & Koppman Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S.. Phila., PA: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954. The cemetery actually is not in the neighborhood of Walnut Hills but in Evanston. It has many old burials. JGSGC finished copying all the information about ,7000 names. (Part of Jewish Affiliated Cemeteries). Source" JGS Cincinnati
  • Yad-Charutzim, Tiferes Yisrael Cem: Yad Harutzim Cemetery: See "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld. See Covedale Cemeteries.
    Used in 1821 according to p.490, Postal & Koppman Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S.. Phila., PA: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954.
    Found at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form:
    a) Sephardim; Copy of Dr. Isaac S. Emmanuel's reply to Dr. Jacob R. Marcus' query regarding the Sephardic practice of burying the dead chronologically. Cincinnati, Ohio. Apr. 14, 1964. Miscellaneous file
    b) Historical documents (history, tombstone, inscriptions, etc.) of Jewish population. Claiborne, Ala., and Cincinnati, Ohio. n.d. Histories file

 

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