In the Beginnin: 1854

The Israelitish Institutions of Cincinnati

By Samuel Bruel


It [the Jewish Hospital] is capable of accommodating many patients of either sex. At the first called meeting in July 1840 officers were elected, and suitable committees selected to solicit subscribers, and through the efforts of these gentlemen considerable numbers were obtained.

— July 21, 1854

150 Years Ago

Last Wednesday, the 22nd, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Friedman celebrated their silver wedding-day. On this, their happy day, we extend our hearty congratulations to the happy pair, and hope that the Almighty God will bestow upon them his numerous blessings, and give them health and plenty. May their future days be bright, so that their years will be like a dream until the golden wedding-day.



Harmony.—The Harmony club will have its annual Masquerade Ball on March 7th, at the Eureka Hall.

For Tickets, apply to the Board of Trustees.


For Rent

For Rent.—A nice furnished Front Room, on the line of Street R. R. Cars. Inquire at 329 John street.

— Feb. 24, 1871

125 Years Ago

Ladies’ Column

Date Pudding

An inexpensive date pudding is made from one egg, a gill and a half of milk, a tablespoonful of butter, two tablespoonfuls of water, and enough flour to make a thick batter. The quantity will usually be about one cupful. Beat the egg until light and add the milk. Melt the butter with the water and add, then add the flour sifted and containing a teaspoonful of baking powder. Stone as many dates as you wish to use; a good-sized cupful will be enough for this sized pudding. Cut or chop the dates in small pieces, dust them with flour and stir through the pudding. Put the batter in a buttered mold and steam for an hour and fifteen minutes. Serve with any good sauce.


The engagement of Miss Fannie Mack, daughter of the late Wm. Mack, to Mr. Fred Mack of New York has been announced


Mr. Chas. Haas of this city and Miss Lessner of Dayton will be married by Dr. Wise at the Cincinnati Club Monday, February 24.


— Feb. 20, 1896

100 Years Ago

Miss Alice, daughter of Mrs. Henry Bernheim, and Mr. Norton Weil were married at the home of the bride’s mother, on Kemper Lane, on Monday evening, February 14, Rev. Dr. Henry Englander officiating. The young couple have gone East on a wedding tour, during which they will visit New York, Washington, Baltimore, Boston and other points. On their return they will make their home in Cincinnati.


Mr. David W. Ellis, president of the Rockdale Temple Center, and Miss Adele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Levy, were married Monday evening at the Hotel Gibson, Dr. Philipson officiating.


Under the will of the late Samuel Kahn, the Cleveland Jewish Orphan Asylum and the United Jewish Social Agencies of Cincinnati receive $500 each, the Jewish Old Men’s Home and Jewish Hospital Association $200 each, the Cincinnati Associated Charities and the Children’s Home $100 each, and the Hebrew Union College $400. With the exception of bequests to sisters, the balance of the estate was left to his widow, Pauline B. Kahn.

— Feb. 17, 1921

75 Years Ago

Maj. John Levin recently released from the AAF, in which he enlisted in 1941, is now associated with Rock-A-Bye Diaper Service, 3912 Reading Road.

Mr. Levin, a graduate chemist of Clemson College S. C., holds a degree in textile chemistry. He also has charge of a branch of Rock-A-Bye recently opened in Dayton.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ullman of Lafayette Circle left this week for a vacation in Miami Beach, and will fly to Havana, Cuba, for a week-end.


Rabbi and Mrs. James G. Heller announce the marriage of their daughter, Cecile, to Mr. Theodor R. Marcus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Marcus, of Alaska Avenue. The marriage will take place today, (Thursday, Feb. 21st), at the home of the bride’s parents.


— Feb. 21, 1946

50 Years Ago

“The Jewish world has lost a commanding figure who personified the spirit of an unfettered faith.”

Thus Dr. Nelson Glueck was characterized in a warm eulogy by the man upon whom the mantle of leadership of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion has fallen in Dr. Glueck’s passing.


Jewish Hospital births include:

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Callner (Jan Mussarra), 218 Southern Avenue, a son, Dax Anthony, Sunday, Feb. 14.


Rabbi David I. Indich wishes to express his most sincere thanks to his doctors, colleagues and many friends for their visits, good wishes, prayers, gifts and contributions made in behalf of his recovery.

The rabbi is recuperating and has already resumed limited activity.


Mr. and Mrs. Bancroft Eckber of Toledo announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Lynn, to Mr. Daniel Len Pilder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Pilder of Cincinnati.


Dr. and Mrs. Norman M. Statman, 3136 Dot Drive, announce the forthcoming Bar Mitzvah of their son, Alan Joel, Saturday, Feb. 27, at 9 a.m., at Adath Israel synagogue.


Mr. and Mrs. Jack Groban announce the forthcoming Bar Mitzvah of his son, Jeffrey Mark Groban, Saturday, Feb. 27th, at 10:45 a.m., at Wise Center, Reading Road and N. Crescent Avenue.

— Feb. 18, 1971

25 Years Ago

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold M. Rabkin (Barbara C.) announce the engagement of their daughter, Allyson Beth Rabkin, Esq., to Robert Bruce Sutherland, Esq.


Dr. Lisa Kallenberg and Dr. Rusty Kallenberg announce the birth of a son, Evan. Evan has a sister, Hayley, and a brother, Joseph.


Amy (Winterhalter) and John Rosenberg announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Stix, Feb. 12. Elizabeth has a sister, Kathryn Anne.


Rabbi Edward Boraz, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Tzedek and formerly a practicing attorney for 10 years in Chicago, recently returned to the court room in his capacity as a rabbi.

In December, he provided the Benediction at the swearing-in ceremony for Hamilton Count Domestic Relations Judge Penelope Cunningham, and in January, he provided the memorial homily at the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Annual Memorial Service in honor of recently deceased lawyers.


Sylvia Kabakoff will be honored as Woman of the Year on Sunday, March 10, 1996 by Jewish Women International (formerly B’nai B’rith Women), Cincinnati Chapter 140, at the Children’s Home Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Quality Hotel Central, 4747 Montgomery Rod in Norwood. Helen Freeman will play the violin and Ina Schwartz will tickle the ivories.


“I am pleased to announce that the Jewish National Fund will honor Dick Weiland at its Trade and Industry dinner on Sunday Sept. 8,” announced Ed Paul, vice president of Cincinnati JNF. “It is only fitting that JNF honor Dick, considering all the work he has done on behalf of JNF and the entire community,” Paul added.

— Feb. 22, 1996'

10 Years Ago

Stay Well. Do Good Work. Keep in Touch. G-d Bless America. Shalom. These five phrases were spoken whenever departing—whether after a family get-together or at the end of a telephone conversation—by Dr. Leonard A. Burgin, who died on February 12, 2011, at the age of 84. These phrases were more than words, they were a motto of how Dr. Burgin lived his life and what made him so special to his family and friends. 


The Jewish community needs you to speak your mind on Cincinnati 2020. In recent months, this paper has covered stories on the Cincinnati 2020 leaders’ forums, where community members have come together to help create a longterm strategic plan for making Cincinnati a model Jewish community and destination. Now it’s your turn to add your input! 


The Mayerson JCC is launching several new programs especially designed for the “Boomer” age group (ages 48–65) this March, April and May. These new classes provide excellent opportunities for enrichment, inspiration, fitness and new friendships. 


Beginning February 7, 2011, Rockwern students were jumping rope in their physical education classes. The goal was to collect money for the American Heart Association. “Jump Rope for Heart” raises funds for research and programs to reduce heart disease and stroke and to improve health in people of all ages. Heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of death of men and women in the United States. Every 33 seconds someone in the United States succumbs to heart disease. 


For more than eight years, the Wise Temple Brotherhood has developed a special relationship with Lighthouse Youth Services, more specifically, the LYS – Youth Development Center. The Youth Development Center (YDC) is a therapeutic community-based residential program for teenage boys who suffer from emotional or behavioral disorders or who have been unsuccessful in other out-of- home placements. 


What role does Germany play in the Middle East? Deidre Berger, director of AJC’s Berlin office, will brief the community on Germany’s vital relationships with Israel and Iran when she speaks at the JCC on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. She’ll present an insider’s account of “Germany, Israel, and the Jews.” 

— Feb. 24, 2011

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