150 Years Ago

Somebody sent us a sermon, by Horace Bushnell, preached to Sunday School teachers, of which we understand precious little. The orthodox jargon, of dim conception and confused ideas, sounds outlandish to us. Those gentlemen disgrace religion to a sort of New England mythology, foreign to us who are used to words which convey ideas.

Sermon in the Temple – The editor of The Israelite having returned to his post, will preach to-morrow in the Temple on the First Conference of American Rabbis.

Osterman Lodge, No. 86, I.O.B.B., of this city, celebrated their third anniversary last night. It was a splendid affair, but it being too late for this week’s issue, we are necessarily compelled to leave out the report till next week.

Mr. Emil Simon, formerly of Baton Rogue, and late a resident St. Louis, and then of this city, left his wife and three children on Tuesday morning, October 19, 1869, for parts unknown. He measures about 5 foot 5 inches in height, is dark complexioned, rather slim in statue, and wears side-whiskers. Any information regarding his present whereabouts will be most thankfully received by N. Dalsheimer.

1869 Frm the pages 110719

— Nov. 12, 1869

125 Years Ago


On next Saturday evening, November 10, the Phoenix Club will for the third time in its history formally open the best equipped and most elegantly furnished club home in the city. Its two previous homes were at the time of their opening far finer than Cincinnati had ever seen before.

The Walnut Hills branch of sewing society, which meets at Mrs. M.J. Mack’s residence, will on Monday, November 13 and thereafter meet on Mondays instead of Thursdays. There will be no meeting this Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fleischmann, of Avondale, celebrated their silver wedding last week. The hostess was assisted by Mrs. Holmes and Miss Fleischmann, of Buffalo. Mr. Fleischmann’s employees, for whom the occasion was a holiday, presented their employer with a magnificent solid silver punch bowl.

Mr. Sol. Swartz was elected chorister and Mr. H. M. Levy was elected on the executive of the Harvard Club.

Mr. Louis Frohman and family have left their summer home at Silverton and are now located at Lexington Avenue, Avondale.

Mr. Isaac Lowman and family have removed from their home at 66 W. 8th St where they resided for so many years, and are now domiciled a Hotel Alms, Walnut Hills.

1894 From the pages 110719

— Nov. 8, 1894

 100 Years Ago

The reports from abroad continue to be far from reassuring. The headlines of the continental news is our foreign exchanges speak of “Attack on Warsaw Jews,” “Jews Mistreated at Prushkow,” “Lodz Jewish Solider to be Tried for Firing on Rioters During Pogrom,” and so on. It is very much to be feared that conditions will not improve until the League of Nations has been established and possess sufficient power to enforce tis decrees.

Municipal Judge Arthur Spiegel is among those re-elected last Tuesday. Judge Spiegel during his four year term has won an enviable reputation for ability and fair-mindedness.

Dr. Grossman just published another book on Jewish education. It is entitled “Work For Teachers in Jewish Schools,” and is published by the Teachers’ Institute of the Hebrew Union College.


Dr. Henry Englander delivered a course of lectures on “Jewish History After the Exile” to the teachers of the city of Dallas, Texas, and Dr. Julian Morgenstern to the teachers of Youngstown, Ohio, under the auspices of the Teachers’ Institute of the Hebrew Union College.

Morris Isaacs was the guest of honor at a banquet given him Monday night by the Cincinnati A. E. F. men that he befriended in France.

Mr. Max Sabel, of Montgomery, Ala., and Miss Helene, daughter of Mrs. Lee Altheimer, were married Monday evening at the Hotel Sinton, Dr. Phillipson officiating.

1919 From the pages 110719

— Nov. 6, 1919

 75 Years Ago

Plans for a campaign to raise $1,062,540 for new buildings at the Jewish Hospital received momentum at two meetings this week. On Wednesday night, Nov. 8th, the majority of a group of 90 volunteer solicitors met at the Losantiville Club to develop plans for the “special gifts” solicitation, which will be inaugurated on Nov. 19.

Capt. Irvin B. Beren, son of Mrs. Louis Beren, 3603 Reading Road, and husband of Mrs. Sara Lee Beren, of Durham, N.C., has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic action in the battle of Italy.

Lt. Robert L. Steiner, Fortress navigator, son of Mrs. Charles Easton and Mr. Albert Steiner, has received his baptism in aerial combat in an Eighth Air Force attack on railway marshaling yards in Cologne in support of Allied armies driving toward Berlin. A former Dartmouth College student, Lt. Steiner is attached to a bombardment division cited by the President for its historic England-Africa shuttle bombing of Messerschmitt plants at Regensburg, Germany, in 1943.

Major Morris Farber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Farber, 10 E. Third Street, Newport, Ky., is AAF supply officer for an Air Service Command group in Australia. He has been in the southwest Pacific area 32 months.

Sgt. Eunice Berman, 356 Northern Avenue, was among a large group of WACs who were flown to Accra, African Gold Coast, for duty with the Air Transport Command.


Capt. Melvin S. Sands, husband of Mrs. Erna Sands, is administrating to the spiritual needs of Jewish soldiers as a chaplain with the India-China Division of the Air Transport Command in Assam, India. Capt. Sands who received his indoctrination training at Gulfport, Miss., has been overseas since December, 1942.

— Nov. 9, 1944

 50 Years Ago

Plans of many months will be realized this Sunday, Nov. 9th, at the sixth annual Glen Manor Fair, “Westward Ho!” opens its doors at 1 p.m.


James A. Salinger, who has long served in a broad range of community activities, will be the 1970 campaign chairman for the Jewish Welfare Fund.


Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moonitz, 805 Clinton Springs, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 14.


The many facets of patient care, both bedside and also behind the scenes, were observed in a day-long session at the Jewish Hospital by 79 high school students interested in pursuing careers in the health fair.

— Nov. 6, 1969

 25 Years Ago

Congregation Ohav Shalom has announced plans to move from its Section Road location to a new facility on Cornell Road in Sycamore Township. Ohav Shalom will be the first congregation to move to Cincinnati’s northeastern suburbs.

Tel Aviv – The death last week of an activist with the fundamentalist Islamic Jihad movement has prompted Palestinian threats of retaliation against Israel and protest against Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasir Arafat.


Jerusalem – Dozens of Jewish worshippers, but only a handful of Muslims, took advantage of a brief opportunity this week to pray at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank Town of Hebron. The Tomb was reopened Monday amid new security measures designed to separate Jewish and Muslim worshippers, but neither group appeared satisfied with the changes.


On Nov. 4, the City of Cincinnati dedicated the corner of Reading Road and Organ Street as Ransohoff Corner in honor of the late Danny Ransohoff.


President Chuck Kamine reported that continued growth at Congregation B’nai Tzedek has catapulted the congregation over the “magic number” of 100 families.

— Nov. 10, 1994

 10 Years Ago

On Monday, Nov. 2, the day after Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion held its 135th anniversary celebration and rededication of its new Klau library, the board of the institution met and announced its plans to sustain all four HUC campuses.


On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Cincinnati city council held the first of three public hearings on the sale of Jewish Hospital. Councilmembers Y. Laketa Cole and Roxanne Qualls are convening the hearings. This first hearing was scheduled to explore the impact of the sale of Jewish Hospital on the University Hospital and on medical education in the region.


Phyllis Binik-Thomas is a recipient of the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for excellence in Jewish education. The award is a way to recognize teachers in communities across North America who made a commitment to the field of Jewish education. Binik-Thomas was chosen as the winner among many applicants from Cincinnati.


Halom House will hold a ribbon-cutting and open house Nov. 22 at its executive office and group home in Blue Ash. The event will celebrate the organization’s purchase of its first Dream House Home.

— Nov. 5, 2009


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