In the Beginning: 1854

Private lessons on the Guitar and in Vocal music after the best and newest method, and by which these two arts may be acquired in an incredible short time.

Marx Moses, 117 5th street

— Oct. 13, 1854

 150 Years Ago


Seinsheimer–Derby.– Married at Lafayette, Ind., June 12, 1870, by the Rev. I Fall, Mr. A. H. Seinsheimer to Miss Eliza Deery, both of Cincinnati, O.



Shoenbrun–Rothschild.– Mr. Leopold Schoenbrun and Miss Mary Rothschild, both of Cincinnati. No cards.


The Saengerfest in Cincinnati was so grand a success, that everybody connected therewith is not only pleased, but highly gratified, and agreeably surprised that it has turned out so much grander than anybody did expect. Americans and Germans, Jews and Gentiles, men and women, everybody was deeply interested in the great festival of fraternization and harmony.

— June 24, 1870

 125 years Ago

Ladies’ Column

It is no use trying to get away from it – the bicycle craze, I mean; the whole country seems to be inoculated with it, and the question, to ride or not to ride, simply resolves itself slowly but surely into being “in the swim” or out of it. Bicycle parties are the latest form of midsummer amusement, and surely, in a town that has cool and pretty suburbs, much worse ways of spending an evening can be imagined than a spin in pleasant company out to some favorite haunt, with supper at the end of the run and a moonlight return home.

The tailors are giving much thought and time to bicycle habit designs. The materials used are lighter than those chosen for riding habits, by horsewomen, and are less severe in fashion. Corduroy, which was a favorite material earlier in the season, will now be laid aside for something lighter and more porous, Linen habits are much in vogue, and are not only neat cool, but launders excellently. A very pretty one was of string-colored Holland-knickerbockers, short skirt, and Norfolk jacket, fastened with small bullet-shaped pearl buttons.




The home of Mr. Simon Bruner, Stanton Avenue, Walnut Hills, was the scene of a double celebration Tuesday night, and the house was brilliantly decorated in honor of the occasion, and filled with a throng of guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruner were celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage and their eldest daughter, Miss Miriam Bruner, to Mr. Abe L. May, the bridal couple standing beneath a canopy of smilax and white roses.


Beautiful exercises attending the graduation of four pupils from the Jewish Hospital Training School, in Avondale, took place Tuesday afternoon. The graduating exercises were held in the chapel of the Old People’s Home adjacent.


— June 20, 1895

 100 Years Ago

Where They Are Summering

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rice, Mrs. Jack Kiefer, Mrs. M. Marcus, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Magnus, all of Cincinnati, at Oden, Mich.

Mr. B. S. Newman, of Cincinnati, at Atlantic City, N. J.


A large number of relatives and friends called at the Freiberg home on Wednesday evening to extend their congratulations and good wishes to Bernard Freiberg on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. 


Marian Holman, eighteen years old, is the youngest girl graduate in the history of the University of Cincinnati. She will enter a school of dramatic art in the East next fall. Her sister, Elizabeth, is the youngest graduate of Hughes High School.



Coney.– The cooling, delightful boat ride and the innumerable pleasures at the Island. Queen and Star from Broadway at 11 a. m. and 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, 7 and 8 p. m.  35 cents. Dancing free afloat and ashore. 9:30 a. m. boat on Saturdays and Sundays.  35 cents.

— June 17, 1920

 75 Years Ago

Local Officer Gives Fraulein Short Answer

The beautiful, blue-eyed daughter in Kaufbeuren, Germany, is probably still thinking over the answer she got from Lt. Val Friedman, communications officer of the 54th Armored Infantry, 10th Armored Division.

The unit had taken over the brewer’s home for its CP and the attractive fraulein was endeavoring to be friendly. Addressing Lt. Friedman, she said in good English, “Are you American-English?” Lt. Friedman thought it over a minute and replied: “No, I’m American-Jewish.” The girl sat down - hard, and said no more.

–From The Beachhead News.

Lt. Friedman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Friedman, 4510 Bristol Lane, has been promoted to captain and has been awarded another Oak Leaf Cluster to his Bronze Star.


Mrs. Sam Nadler has returned from Hot Springs, Ark., where she spent four weeks. While there, she visited her son, Pvt. Melvin Nadler, who is stationed with the Army Air Forces at Amarillo, Tex. Pvt. Nadler has just completed his course in airplane and engine mechanics.


Mr. Samuel M. Schmidt is leaving for Europe on a mission for the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, in connection with the work of the Emergency Religious Relief and Vaad Hatzalah. He will return in early September.

— June 21, 1945

 50 Years Ago

Mr. Alan R. Weinstein has received the doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N. C.


Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Deutch, 2328 Section Road, announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Mark Nathaniel, Saturday, June 27, at 9 a.m., at Congregation Agudas Israel (Golf Manor Synagogue), 6452 Stover Avenue.


Mr. and Mrs. Jay Goldberg, 1129 Towanda Terrace, announce the forthcoming Bas Mitzvah of their daughter, Susan, Friday, June 19, at 8:15 p.m., at Wise Center, N. Crescent and Reading Road.


Mrs. Carl (Betty) Bear, 7750 Stillwell Road, wishes to thank the rabbis, all her relatives and friends and especially the nurses at the Jewish Hospital, for their visits, cards, gifts, and prayers during her recent illness.She is recuperating at home.


Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan L. Shorr (Susan Groff), 216 Main Street, Milford, Ohio, announce the birth of a daughter, Elisa Rebecca, May 28th, at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital.


Mrs. Wesley Covitz, the former Miss Shari Baum and a 1968 graduate of UC, received her master of education degree at UC graduation exercises Sunday, June 14th. Her husband, a 1966 Harvard graduate, received his doctor of medicine degree at the same time.

— June 18, 1970

 25 Years Ago

Jeffrey and Katherine Kaplan announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Rachel, June 9. Elizabeth has a sister, Ann Esther.


Daniel and Debbie Stein announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Marc, June 6. Jonathan has two brothers, Stephen and Robert.


David A. Epstein graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine on June 9. Dr. Epstein received a B.S. degree in zoology from O.S.U. in 1991, and graduated from Indian Hill High School in 1987.


Meredith Wolf graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in American History on June 9.

Meredith is the daughter of Alan and Louise Wolf and the granddaughter of Joseph and Hortense Wolf of Corinth, Ky., and the late Rabbi Hyman and Beatrice Cohen. She is a 1991 graduate of Walnut Hills High School.


JNF walk slated for July 30

On Tuesday, June 6, Karen Tummler and Harvey Cohen hosted a “Walk for Water” committee meeting to kick off the event of the summer. The walk, scheduled for July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon, will cover a 5K area which begins and ends at Swaim Fields Park in Montgomery.


JCCA participates in memorial and prayer service

Members of The Jewish Community Coalition on AIDS joined residents, staff and volunteers from Caracole House at a nondenominational memorial and prayer service, May 22, in the Scheuer Chapel at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

— June 22, 1995

 10 Years Ago

Wise celebrates Senior Rabbi Kamrass’ 25th year 

The numbers seemed risky — too young at age 29 to become the senior rabbi of the venerable Isaac M. Wise Temple, founded in 1840 at the beginnings of the Reform Judaism movement. Too little experience, with only three-and-a-half years as an assistant rabbi, when a minimum of 10, technically, was required by the rabbinic organization. 

Compensating for his lack of experience with what he described as exceptional mentors, Senior Rabbi Lewis H. Kamrass, now 50, leads a congregation 25 years later that has grown to 1,350 families — more than 3,000 congregants — one of the 25 largest Reform temples in the United States. This growth, he said, “is an affirmation of the energy of the place.” 

To honor Kamrass on this milestone, some 800 persons earlier this month attended a special Shabbat service at the congregation’s historic Plum Street Temple in downtown Cincinnati. 


Hank Lerer gets surprise honor at Ohav Shalom 

A surprise recognition event for a synagogue administrator is almost impossible to pull off, but Congregation Ohav Shalom did just that recently when congregants, family and friends turned out in droves to honor Hank Lerer for his dedication and service over the past 10 years. 


Jewish National Fund at the Cincinnati Playhouse for ‘The History of Invulnerability’

On April 7th and April 11th, Jewish National Fund held two events at the Cincinnati Playhouse. Both evenings centered around the play, The History of Invulnerability, written by David Bar Katz. 


MJS Photography Limited establishing name for itself with Blue Ash studio 


Saeks Chiropractic aims to provide ‘holistic wellness solution’ 

— June 24, 2010


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