In the beginning: 1854

Wanted five Teachers.

The above number of teachers will be elected for one year at the forthcoming general meeting of Talmud Yelodim Association, in the city of Cincinnati, O., the first week in October.

Requirements and Salary:

One teacher of Hebrew and Bible; salary, $500.

One teacher of the higher English branches; salary, $500

One teacher of German, Arithmetic, and Drawing; salary, $500

One teacher of English branches for the middle class; salary, $400

One teacher of Hebrew, German, and Arithmetic for the primary class; salary, $400

It is required that at least one of the teachers be conversant in the French language, and capable to instruct it. None need apply for the place in the English branches, but native Americans, and graduates of a college or normal school with satisfactory testimonials. None need apply for the place in the Hebrew, German, and French but graduates of a German seminary or college, who have taught in Germany. The candidates are required to undergo an examination before the Board of Examiners; they must be able to maintain strict discipline without corporeal punishment and to confer instruction according to the modern German method. For particulars enquire of the superintendent Rev. Dr. Wise, or the undersigned.

S. Friedman, President of T. Y. I.

Care of Friedman & Miller.

Cincinnati, Sept. 1st, 1854

— Sept. 15, 1854

 150 Years Ago

Where is Moses Kaufman?

Of Ober-Gimpern, District Neckarbishopsheim in the duchy of Baden? All friends of humanity and coreligionists are hereby requested to give any possible information about said man. The same left Ottowa, Ill., November last, he is a butcher by trade, but was engaged in peddling jewelry before he left.

In the name of his anxious and despairing family and relations, I request all who know anything about his present whereabouts to write to me without delay.

Ekan Oestreicher


Wanted.– A young man, who has learned and understands cabinet making, to go south. Inquire for particular at the office of the Israelite and Deborah.


Mr. George W. Morgan, the great Organist, will give one grand Organ Concert in this city, June 9th 1870. Mr. H. Lloyd is acting as his agent.


— May 27, 1870

 125 Years Ago

Ladies’ Column

In choosing colors and styles of wallpaper, regard must be had for the shape, size, and exposure of the different rooms. Glowing yellows, which seem to carry the sun’s rays with them wherever they go, brilliant reds, and warm terra-cottas should brighten north rooms; while the coolest pearl colors, pale greens, soft blues, delicate pinks, and all soft olive shades are suited to those facing the south. There is more latitude for choice in rooms that open to the east or west, where medium tones and colors find fitting and always satisfactory places. 


Last Sunday Miss Clara Rosenthal entertained a number of her friends with a boating party. They boarded the “Dart” and went up the river about twenty-five miles, where they met the launch-boat “Helene.” There a fine lunch awaited them. The party is greatly indebted for their day’s pleasure to Mr. Henry Cohn, a member of the Cincinnati Launch Club.


Master Julius Ronsheim, of 52 Clinton Street, will be Barmitzvah Saturday, May 25th, at the John Street Temple.


The engagement of Miss Addie Levy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Lipman Levy, to Mr. Nat Spears, of Pittsburg, Pa., is announced.

— May 23, 1895

 100 Years Ago

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Stein, of Bogart Avenue, Avondale, will sail from New York on May 22 on the Mauretania for Europe. They will visit the continent for several months, meeting Mr. Stein’s relatives in Switzerland.


The engagement is announced of Miss Henriette Louise Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Meyer, of Brooklyn, to Mr. William J. Mack. Mr. Mack is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Wl. Mack, of Avondale.


On Tuesday evening, May the 18th, Dr. Jacob Z. Lauterbach and Professor Solomon B. Freehof entertained the Senior Class of the Hebrew Union College at a supper and smoker at Mecklenberg’s Restaurant. The members of the graduating class take this opportunity of expressing their thanks and appreciation to Profs. Lauterbach and Freehof for the evening of unparalleled pleasure afforded them.

— May 20, 1920

 75 Years Ago


The Red Cross announced recently the names of prisoners of war from Greater Cincinnati whose families have been notified by the Red Cross of their liberation from European prison camps.

Julian A. Pollak, 927 Redway Avenue, was notified of the liberation of his son, Lt. David Pollak.

The Red Cross notified Mrs. H. C. Jacobs, 304 Erkenbrecher Avenue, of the liberation of her son, Sgt. Harris Jacobs.


Sylvia L. Reisenfeld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Reisenfeld, 554 Carplin Place, has been appointed to the Army Nurse Corps with the rank of second Lieutenant. Lt. Reisenfeld has been assigned to Camp McCoy, Wis.


Many relatives and friends were present at the Brith Mileh of the son of Sgt. and Mrs. Julian K. Hirschberg (nee Marcia Frankel) on Monday morning, May 21st, at the Jewish Hospital. The child was named Alan Malcolm.


Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rothschild announce the marriage of their daughter, Alaine to Flight Officer Ralph L. Ballard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ballard, of Detroit, Mich. The marriage was solemnized Monday, May 21st, at the Hotel Alms with Dr. Victor E. Reichert officiating.

— May 24, 1945

 50 Years Ago

Arthur and Hannah Hattenbach are delighted to have their son, Edward, return from service in Vietnam.  While serving in the Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Dickerson of Dayton announce the engagement of their daughter, Dianne Louise, of Cincinnati, to Mr. Steven Allen Pastor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pastor of Golf Manor.


Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Maslov announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Lynn, to Ensign Barry David Weber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Manny Weber.


Mr. and Mrs. David P. Frisch announce the birth of a daughter, Tammy Lee, April 22nd at Bethesda Hospital.


Mr. and Mrs. Morris Rotbart, 1546 Kenova, announce the forthcoming Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jacob Simcha, Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m., at the Cincinnati Hebrew Day School.


Larry Kaminsky, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kaminsky, and Jeffrey Heilbrun, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Heilbrun, will be presented in a piano recital Friday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m., at Holmes elementary School under direction of David Tannenbaum.


— May 21, 1970

 25 Years Ago

Judi and Eddie Ruben are proud to announce the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Brooke Jennifer, on Friday, May 26, at Ohav Shalom Synagogue.


Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Peck announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie, to Bruce Berwald, son of Dr. and Mrs. David Berwald of St. Louis.


Peter and Dr. Elizabeth Levick announce the birth of a daughter, Carly Horn Levick, May 9. Carly has a brother, Steven and a sister,  Alexandra.


Marc and Evelyn Fisher announce the birth of a son, Jacob Daniel, May 5. Jacob has a sister, Jamie.


Mark Kaliski received his graduate master’s degree at Xavier University and was voted into the fraternity Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He is a systems analyst in computers with Jewish Hospital.

— May 25, 1995

 10 Years Ago

B’nai B’rith honors Jewish soldiers lost during wartime duty 

On Sunday, May 30, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., B’nai B’rith will hold its annual Memorial Service at the Robert S. Kraft Memorial Garden in the Covedale Cemetery. 


The American Israelite welcomes new assistant editor, fashion and dining writers 

Barbara L. Morgenstern has joined the staff of The American Israelite as an assistant editor. Morgenstern is a licensed attorney and a former newspaper reporter for The Cincinnati Post. 

Beginning with this edition, Stephanie Davis-Novak will write The American Israelite’s monthly fashion feature as part of the newspaper expansion. 

When not writing about the wonderful restaurants that advertise in The American Israelite, Marilyn Gale works as a licensed independent social worker in the Department of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 


Rabbi Tom Heyn and his wife Alexandra are leaving Cincinnati in June to be welcomed into leadership positions with the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community in Vermont. In addition to being the Rabbi of Congregation Shir HeHarim (Song of the Mountains), Rabbi Heyn will become the area’s first Interfaith Chaplain for New England’s largest end-of-life care provider, Beacon Hospice. 


Cedar Village, a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community, located in Mason, Ohio honored eight members of the Greater Cincinnati Jewish community over the age of 80 on Sunday, May 2, at an Eight Over Eight dinner at Adath Israel Congregation.

Wilbur Cohen, Dave Jacobson, Bob Kanter, Florence Lieberman, Lou Nidich, Sue Ransohoff, Dick Weiland and Florence Zaret were nominated for this honor by members of the Greater Cincinnati community and selected by a Cedar Village committee for dedicating their time and talents to both the Cincinnati community and the Jewish community. 

— May 27, 2010


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