150 Years Ago



A very interesting meeting of this society was held in the vestry hall of the Temple on Sunday afternoon last.

There was a large attendance and a well conducted and well sustained debate upon the question: “Is the theater detrimental to the public morality?” which occupied about an hour, when the judges decided in favor of those on the affirmative as having made the best average effort. The critic will make an elaborate report on the afternoon of Sunday next, 15th inst.

March 13, 1868

125 Years Ago

Miss Jennie Mannheimer, the talented young elocutionist, a daughter of Prof. S. Mannheimer, of the Hebrew Union College, has been appointed a substitute teacher of elocution at Hughes High School. Miss Mannheimer is rapidly winning fame in this city and has a host of friends and admirers who will be pleased to hear of this substantial token of appreciation of her merits.


The “Spirit Club” held its regular monthly meeting at Mrs. Harry Rosenbaum’s lovely flat at the Hotel Ams, and enjoyed a charming afternoon. This Club is composed of young misses, from thirteen to sixteen years of age. All the members are musical, and do a great deal of work in that direction at their meetings. Miss Laura Brent played several violin solos very artistically, and Miss Beal, of Piqua, gave one or two piano selections. Mrs. Rosenbaum acts as President, Miss Fechheimer as Secretary, and Miss Abrahams, Treasurer. After the musicale, dainty refreshments were served.

March 16, 1893

100 Years Ago

News has been received from the Base Hospital at Fort Reily of the promotion of Lieutenant (Dr.) Julian E. Benjamin to Captaincy.


Dr. Phillipson will be the speaker at the Phoenix Club Friday noon. The subject of his address will be “The Soul of Good in Things Evil.”


Parents of Cincinnati soldiers at Ft. Morgan, Ala., have received offers of the services of Rabbi Alfred G. Moses, of Mobile, for  prompt delivery to the fort of any message of vital importance which may be wired to him. Unimportant message sent by mail also may be forwarded to the boys at the fort through Rabbi Moses to insure quick service.


Schmuel David Fried, formerly of Cincinnati who has been located in New York for the past two years, and who has lately enlisted in the Jewish battalion of the British army, is in Cincinnati to enlist Jewish boys who are not American citizens for service in the Middlesex regiment, which will be composed entirely of Jews, and which will serve only in Palestine and surrounding territories.

March 14, 1918

75 Years Ago

Lieut. Louis Lessure, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lessure, 3431 Jay Street, has received his bombardier wings at Victorville, Calif. His brother, Pvt. Jack Lessure, has been transferred to Inglewood, Calif.


Pvt. Albert Koff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Koff, 387 Elberon Avenue, has arrived safely in Australia. He is serving with the Engineers and Amphibian Command.


Miss T. Teri Shane, 3550 Van Antwerp Place, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the WAACS at Ft. Des Moines, Ia.


Miss Hazel L. Auer, 3615 Reading Road, has completed four weeks basic training at the Third Training Center of the WAAC at Ft. Oglethrope, Ga., and has been selected for specialist training in administration. She has been assigned to Arkansas Polytechnic College.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bein, 807 Cleveland Avenue, has received word that their daughter, Mrs. Herman S. Franklin (Henriette Bein), who is in the service of the Government, has arrived in Honolulu.


Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman is planning to go overseas as director of a Red Cross Overseas Club in the near future.

March 18, 1943

50 Years Ago

Capt. Michael D. Schaen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schaen, 2810 Berkley Avenue, has been awarded the Bronze Star for valor while serving with Army hospital units in Vietnam.

He now is chief of clinics at the U.S. Army Hospital at Ft. Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis. With him is his wife, the former Miss Jewel Rouda.

While in Vietnam he was with the 2nd Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division.


Rabbi Eliezer Silver will be memorialized at Keneseth Israel Synagogue, 1515 Section Road Sunday, March 24.

His son, Rabbi David L.Silver of Harrisburg, Pa., will be the main speaker, and will cover Rabbi Eliezer Silver’s impact on world Jewry.

Rabbi Eliezer Silver was the fourth rabbi in direct succession on his father’s side. On his mother’s side there have been 10 generations of rabbis.

March 14, 1968

25 Years Ago

David Lazarus was sworn in as chairman of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission at the agency’s 50th anniversary annual meeting and dinner March 4 at the Hyatt Regency.


The newly formed Cincinnati chapter of Young Judea, for 4th through 6th graders, held its first event last month with resounding success. 22 students represented from Yavneh Day School, Cincinnati Hebrew Day School, and area public schools met at the Jewish Community Center.

March 18, 1993

10 Years Ago

Three panelists spoke at a program dedicated to the topic of immigration at Wise Center last Monday, March 3. The three female panelists, all experts in different fields,painted a picture of an ineffective immigration system. They illustrated the ways in which conflicting pubic perception of immigrants, which are often based more upon stereotype than fact, have interfered with our ability to agree upon the best way to fix the current system.

March 13, 2008

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