150 Years Ago
All the synagogues of the city were alive on Shabuoth, Wednesday last, with the pious joy, fine music, festoons and insignias, and crowd of happy worshippers.
The confirmation of a largest number of children at the Temples, both of the Yeshurum and Bene Israel Congregations, and at the prosperous little synagogue corner of John and Melanchton streets, where Rev. Mr. Goldhammer officiates, had lent an increased and resistless charm to the service, and all of the gentle confirmants and their worthy preceptors acquitted themselves most felicitously.
—May 29, 1868
125 Years Ago
One of the most thriving clubs among our younger Jewish men is the “Clio” who give their first annual outing at Coney Island, Wednesday, June 28th. They guarantee to all who attend a most enjoyable time. Tickets can be had from the members and at the landing.
The first annual meeting of the Jewish Kitchen Garden Society will be held Tuesday morning, June 6th, at nine o’clock, in the vestry room of the Plum Street Temple. All interested are invited to attend.
—June 1, 1893
100 Years Ago
The Jewish detachment of the British troops stationed in Jerusalem held a religious service under the Wailing Wall on the Temple on Saturday, March 30.
The address of Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis on German atrocities at Music Hall last week was noteworthy in that he apparently bore in mind throughout that he was addressing an assemblage in which there were a great many who were not Christians. There was not a word in the entire address that could jar on Jewish sensibility. The allusions to Christian charity, Christian civilization, Christian manhood, etc., which are usual on such occasions were conspicuous by their absence. The good taste displayed by Dr. Hillis and by Rev. Dr. Nelson, who was also one of the speakers, was conspicuous and worthy of emulation on similar occasions.
—May 30, 1918
75 Years Ago
Pfc. Albert Chick, son of Mrs. Rachel Chaikin, 822 Cleveland Avenue, who was wounded in action in North Africa, has been awarded the Purple Heart which will be delivered to his family by the Red Cross.
Dr. Franz Rosenthal, instructor at the Hebrew Union College, has been inducted into the Army.
Dr. Solomon A. Fineberg has made a truly practical contribution to the gigantic task of wiping out hatred of the Jewish people by writing an excellent book, “Overcoming Anti-Semitism,” just published by Harper & Brothers.
Pvts. Sidney S. Mintz, Morris M. Palm, Jack P. Pywen, Bernard A. Schwartz and Simon B. Weinstein have been assigned to Camp Shelby, Miss.
Mrs. Mark G. Feder has been named executive secretary of the Hamilton County Good Government League, according to announcement by Mr. Murray Seasongood, president.
Pvt. Marshall Eggherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Eggherman, 3309 Drexel Place, has been promoted to private first class, at Camp Stewart, Ga., where he is attending Radio and Telephone Communication School.
Rose Thorp, sister of Miss Esther Wasserman, 3532 Reading Road, has been made staff leader at Daytona Beach, where she is training with the WAACs.
In a national art contest sponsored by the Latham Foundation for Promotion of Humane Education, Oakland, Cal., Walnut Hills High School students receiving honors include:
Millard H. Mack, second prize; Marvin Kraus, certificate of merit. All entries were victory posters this year.
—June 3, 1943
50 Years Ago
Harold (Pat) Goldberg will join the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati in the newly-created post of Director of Social Planning, it was announced today by Dr. Clifford R. Josephson, JFC executive director.
Walter A. Rubenstein has been named executive director of the Jewish Community Center. He succeeds Harold (Pat) Goldberg.
A number of Israel’s leading fashion designers and manufacturers will be represented in the annual fashion show and luncheon of the Women’s Division, State of Israel Bonds, Wednesday, June 5, at the Netherland Hilton.
Rabbi Mordecai Schreiber had been appointed associate rabbi to Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld of Fairmount Temple of Cleveland, Ohio. He will assume his new duties July 1. Rabbi Schreiber’s wife is the former Miss Hanita Zalesky, daughter fof Dr. and Mrs. Moses Zalesky, of this city.
—May 30, 1968
25 Years Ago
Radio City Music Hall has postponed its two-week New York engagement of the multimedia passion play “Jesus Was His Name” in response to charges originating in Cincinnati that the production negatively stereotypes Jews.
Approximately 1,000 mourners gathered at Plum Street Temple Tuesday to pay tribute to Dr. Daniel J. Ransohoff, whose passionate love affair with Cincinnati and its people had been legendary.
— June 3, 1993
10 Years Ago
The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati honored Tedd Friedman, David Wise and Felicia Zakem with its 2008 young adult leadership awards – the Federation’s highest awards bestowed to individuals ages 25-45 – who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the local community.
—May 29, 2008