150 Years Ago

Please give the following card publicity in your columns for correction:

Your reporter speaking about the Mound Street Temple Consecration, was wrongly informed that the Choir was supported by the Junger Maennerchor. We were assisted on that occasion by three gentlemen from the Junger Maennerchor, and by fifteen ladies and gentlemen from the Cincinnati Arion. The well-earned admiration is a credit to all, and our thanks are due and hereby tendered to all for their cheerful willingness to assist.

Henry G. Andres, Leader and Organist.

M. Hellman, Chairman.

1894 From the pages 090519


Congregations in want of Esrog and Lulef will please send in their orders at once. With the next European Steamer, the undersigned expect to recover their consignment, and will be ready to deliver them in time.

Bloch & Co.


Jerusalem – The Sultan has declined that offer generously made by Miss Burdett Coutts to supply the Holy City with water. We believe it is the Sultan’s intention himself to provide this sadly felt desideratum.

— Sept. 10, 1869

 125 Years Ago

At the fair given last Friday at the residence of Carl Ighauer, Beecher St., W.H., for the benefit of the Society for the Relief of Sick Poor, the very handsome sum of $117.00 was realized. The following little misses deserve the highest praise for the success attained through their energetic efforts: Florence Iglauer, Ruth and Gertie Winkler and Helen and Alice Krohn.


One of the best moves in a commercial way in the medical work was that completed by Dr. Ransohoff. He has just completed a beautiful home in Vernonville. His old residence on Walnut street, above Seventh, was remodeled in the interior, and in it are gathered many of the leading specialists of the city. The building now pays 5 percent on $40,000.


Ex-President W. B. Kahn, of the Atlas National Bank, and his wife, are back from their European trip.


After a two years’ trip abroad, Mr. E. M. Moors will be glad to greet his friends at his home on May Street, Walnut Hills.


The engagement has been announced of Miss Hattie Goldsmith to Mr. Max M. Bowman.

— Sept. 6, 1894

 100 Years Ago

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Frelberg and daughter, Helen, of 301 Hearne avenue, left Saturday for Atlantic City. They expect their son, Irvin, to join them, as he has just arrived from France as seaman on the “U.S.S. Henderson.”


To make every Jewish person in the neighborhood of Jewish Settlement, 415 Clinton street, an American citizen is the aim of the Neighborhood City Club, which will be organized Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Robert S. Marx, president of the City Club, and George Eisler, director of the American House, will speak.


Chaplain Louis I. Egelson, Assistant to the Director of Synagog and School Extension, returned this week after more than a year’s service overseas. Rabbi Egelson was among the first to enter the Service and from the time he volunteered to his last day in France he has been “on the job” day and night with that devotion to duty which has characterized his services to the Union of American Hebrew Congregations these many years. He has resumed his duties as assistant to Rabbi George Zepin with that promptness which marked his eminently successful career abroad.


Mr. Murray Seasongood, who has been in Atlantic City during the summer, is to return to Cincinnati during the next week. Mrs. Seasongood expects to remain in the East for a short time longer.

— Sept. 4, 1919

 75 Years Ago

Robert E. Segal, 4013 Paddock Road, Cincinnati, has been elected executive director of the recently-formed Jewish Community Council of Boston and plans to take up his new duties Oct. 1st.


Major Joseph Rauh, Jr., who is stationed in Australia, has been promoted to lieutenant colonel. He is the husband of the former Olie Westheimer and son of Mrs. Joseph Rauh, 987 Marion Avenue.


Lt. Samuel Goldhagen, 26, husband of Mrs. Shirely Goldhagen, of Boston, Mass., and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Goldhagen, of 237 Wedgewood Avenue, who was reported missing in action July 19th, now is a prisoner, presumably of the Germans, his parents have been notified. A bombardier on a B-24 Liberator, he has been in service three years and overseas since January. Three brothers and a brother-in-law are also in service.


Pfc. Kenneth R. McDonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. McDonald, has been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for participation in combat with the enemy. He is with the Fifth Army in Italy.


Henry H. Nathan, 3836 Edge Hill Place, has been promoted to technician fifth grade at a Ninth Air Force Service Command unit in the European theatre. He is a dispatcher with a quartermaster truck company.


Dr. David Philipson will participate in the V-Day festival sponsored by the Cincinnati Post in co-operation with religious civic and business leaders at Music Hall.


Mr. Charles Longini, executive vice president of the Air Kushin Shoe Co., has joined the War Production Board’s Conservation Division as a consultant in the sole-treating program. He will serve as a $1-a-year man in the Middle West.

1944 From the pages 090519


A/S Robert H. Zwerin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Zwerin, 925 Blair Avenue, is at Camp Peary, Va., for 12 weeks of “boot” training in seamanship. His brother, Pvt. Harvey A. Zwerin, is taking an advanced course in radio in Italy.

— Sept. 7, 1944

 50 Years Ago

Arthur R. Friedman, president of the JVS since September 1968, has been nominated for another one-year term. Burton Perlman is chairman of the Jewish Vocational Service Nominating Committee.


An agenda designed to give lay and professional leaders of American and Canadian Jewish communities their first opportunities to preview 1970 Israel and overseas and domestic needs will be provided at the fall quarterly meeting of the board of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Fund sept. 4-7 in New York City.


1969 From the pages 090519

Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Catherine Ellen Kaplan, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Max Kaplan of Denver, to Mr. Henry Samuel Levinson, son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Levinson of Cincinnati, Saturday, Aug. 30, at Temple Emanuel in Denver.


I. Charles Elman will be honored with establishment of a forest in Israel and a dinner sponsored by the Jewish National Fund Council Sunday, Nov. 16, at Adath Israel Synagogue.

— Sept. 4, 1969

 25 Years Ago

Jerusalem – In the wake of Morocco's decision to open diplomatic relations with the Jewish state, Israelis are jubilant, especially in the large community of Moroccan immigrants.


Washington – As the year 5755 begins, Israel’s ambassador to the Untied States envisions a new year of concrete implementation of the accords Israel signed with Jordan and the Palestine Liberation Organization.


In another legal round of the continuing debate concerning the use of Fountain Square, U.S. District Court Judge Carl Rubin last week struck down Cincinnati’s law barring a Ku Klux Klan cross from the square.


Junior Achievement of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Historical Society will induct four members in the Greater Cincinnati Business Hall of Fame Sept. 20. Among the inductees is Julius Freiberg, founder of Freiberg and Workum distillers. Freiberg, who died in December 1905, was a leading member of Cincinnati business and Jewish communities.

— Sept. 8, 1994

 10 Years Ago

If the attitudes of American Jews toward Israel is important to the survival of Israel — and to Jews — the critical element in the formation of that attitude is for Jews to spend time in Israel, according to Jack Wertheimer in a June 2009 “Commentary” article. The core impediment is indifference.


The 65th Jewish Family Service Annual Meeting brought together over 100 past and present staff, board members, and friends on Aug. 6, 2009 at Terwilliger Lodge in Montgomery to honor the memory of Mort Startz.


For the second year in a row, students at Rockwern Academy scored at or above the 90th percentile in the Terra Novas.


The B’nai Tzedek building will be the site of a unique High Holiday, perhaps the only one of its kind in the country this year. Within the same building, both the Conservative B’nai Tzedek congregation and the Reform Beit Chaverim congregation will hold their Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.


NEW YORK (JTA) — The North American Jewish federation system’s overseas partners are warning of a brewing financial crisis facing the organized Jewish community in the former Soviet Union.

— Sept. 3, 2009


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