In the beginning: 1854

Instruction in the English, German and Hebrew Languages.

Private Lessons, or in Evening Classes, by 

B. Wormser

Corner of Walnut and 13th street

Office hours from 8 to 10 o’clock A. M. and from 7 to 8 o’clock P. M.

— Jul. 21, 1854

150 Years Ago

We would call the attention of our readers to the appearance in the political field of our coreligionist, Alfred J. Wolf, as the independent anti-Bible candidate for school visitor from the Fifth (5th) Ward. We wish him all success, and feel satisfied that it will be assured him, if the friends of the cause he represents will lend him their active support.


The Late Jacob L. Workum

“A good name is more fragrant than rich perfume”

It becomes our duty to record the earthly departure of our highly esteemed coreligionist, Jacob L. Workum, 15th of March, at 1 o’clock, at the residence of his son, Levi J. Workum, Esq.

— Apr. 1, 1870

 125 Years Ago

Mr. A. J. Seasongood and family have gone to New York, from which point they sail for Europe. They will spend the early spring months in the Riviera and tour about the continent during the summer.


The celebration of Dr. Wise’s 76th birthday will take place at the Hebrew Union College, March 28th, the students, faculty and Board of Governors participating.


Mr. Lew Moch, who for the last twelve years has been with Moch, Berman & Co., leaves April 1st for Salida, Colo., to enter business with his brother Sam, forming the firm of Moch Brothers. 


On Saturday evening, March 3d, the Q. C. F. M. tendered a masque party to their many friends, at the residence of Mr. Lou. Lieberman, 601 W. Court Street. The fore part of the evening was devoted to dancing, the Alhambra Quartette furnishing the sweet music; at about 11.30 the guests adjourned to the supper room, which was a bower of la France roses and smilax. The costumes were unique and handsome.

— Mar. 28, 1895

 100 Years Ago

Books Wanted

The Hebrew Union College Co-operative Bookstore will purchase any books of Jewish interest, such as Jewish Encyclopedias, etc. Communicate with N. Glueck, Mgr. Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio.


The engagement has been announced of Miss Helen Bachrach, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. David Bachrach, of 506 Melish avenue, Avondale, to Samuel Fixler, of St. Louis, Mo.

— Mar. 25, 1920

 75 Years Ago

Pfc. Sol Scott, son of Mrs. Mary E. Scott, formerly of 896 Clinton Springs Avenue, has been returned to this country from a hospital in England. He suffered from frozen feet while stationed in Belgium.


Pfc. Joseph Sadacca, husband of Julie Linciman Sadacca, 335 Elland Circle, and son of Mr. and Mrs. V. Sadacca, 1232 Gilsey Avenue, Price Hill, has been reported a prisoner in Germany. An infantryman, Pfc. Sadacca was reported missing Dec. 21st in Germany. 

— Mar. 29, 1945

 50 Years Ago

Mr. Albert Weisbrot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Weisbrot, 1647 Summit Road, a graduate of Woodward High School, will appear in the UC College-Conservatory production of Bernstein’s “West Side Story” April 16, 17, 18 and 19 at 8:30 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium


Jewish Hospital births include:

Mr. and Mrs. Jack DeVries (Susan Goldhagen), 2680 Lehman Road, a son, Matthew Zachary, Wednesday, March 18th.

Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Loeb (Patricia Stortz), a daughter, Jennifer Lee, Tuesday, March 17th.

— Mar. 26, 1970

25 Years Ago

The wedding of Sherri L. Robinson and Mark A. Weiss took place Dec. 18 at the Omni Netherland’s Hall of Mirrors. Rabbi Solomon Greenberg officiated at the candlelight ceremony. Dinner and a reception followed.


It would be my pleasure to have you celebrate with my family and me when I become a Bar Mitzvah Saturday, April 8, at 10:45 a.m. at Temple Sholom.

Eric Hiudt


The University of Cincinnati Judaic Studies Program has announced that the annual Rabbi Louis Feinberg Memorial Lecture will take place Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m., in Lindner College of Business Administration, Room 112, on the main UC Clifton campus. 

The speaker is Professor Edward Alexander, who will present “Irving Howe and Secular Jewishness: An Elegy.”

— Mar. 30, 1995

10 Years Ago

Esteemed professor,

Matitiahu Tsevat, dies at 96 

Dr. Matitiahu Tsevat forged a path through Jewish Studies as a teacher, scholar and administrator at HUC-JIR — and a path through life as father and husband — that manifested an extraordinary balance between the spiritual, the intellectual and the emotional. 


JFS calls it “Don’t Bite Your Tongue.” These are discussion groups with topics that may include creating active relationships over long distances and how to respond to major changes in an adult child’s life. 

Two sessions are available: Thursdays, April 8 and May 13 or Tuesdays, April 13 and May 11. 


On Sunday, April 11, New York Times journalist and child of Holocaust survivors, Joseph Berger, will speak at Isaac M. Wise Temple about his memoir “Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust.” 


“Start-Up Nation –The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle” co-author, Saul Singer, spoke recently to a standing-room only crowd at the J. 

— Apr. 1, 2010


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