Latonia Races

Latonia Races 1895

In the beginning: 1854

Instruction in the English, German and Hebrew languages, in Private Lessons or in Evening Classes, by B. Wurmser. Corner of Walnut and 13th streets.

Office hours from 8 to 10 o’clock A. M., and from 7 to 8 o’clock P.  M.

— Sept. 29, 1854

 150 Years Ago

The Shabbuoth feast and the confirmation turned out a great gala day in this city. The temples in the morning and the streets in the afternoon were crowded with festive pilgrims. In the families of the confirmands, there was great reception day, congratulation and re-union. It is a pity that we have not a few more such days every year.


Rev. Dr. J. Goldammer, of John and Melanchton streets Synagogue, has been highly surprised, on Sunday last, at the conclusion of the confirmation by one of the confirmed children. Miss Jennie Mook, daughter of Mr. Solomon Mook, accosted the Dr. in a thankful address, accompanied by a neatly engraved goblet of considerable value, as a token of respect and hearty attachment of the part of her co-confirmands. The Dr., deeply touched by this beautiful token of the love of his good disciples, answered more by tears than words. Honor to him who is worthy of honor.

— June 10, 1870

 125 Years Ago

Dr. Philipson delivered the oration on Decoration Day, over the graves of the soldiers buried in the United Jewish Cemetery on East Walnut Hills.


The residents of Walnut Hills and Mt. Auburn were greatly inconvenienced on last Sunday by the bursting of the water main which left them during the intense heat without water for almost a half a day.


Miss Carrie Strauss, daughter of Mr. Ferd. Strauss, is ill with the typhoid fever. Her wedding has been postponed for that reason.


A most unique and altogether lovely function in honor of a few chosen friends was given last Friday evening at the Phoenix Club by Mrs. Samuel B. Sachs. The affair was totally informal, but it will be remembered long after many tedious great endeavors are forgotten. The invitations were for a bowling party of eight. After a brilliantly contested game in the cool tenpins alley, there followed a fastidiously appointed luncheon.

— June 6, 1895

 100 Years Ago

As has been customary for many years past, the Memorial Day exercises at the Walnut Hills Jewish Cemetery last Monday afternoon were under the auspices of Fred C. Jones Post No. 401, G. A. R. 


A mass meeting of Zionists was held at Emery Auditorium last Monday night. Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner, superintendent of the United Jewish Charities, presided. The occasion of the meeting was to celebrate the granting of the mandate over Palestine to England by the Supreme Council at San Remo. 


Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Newman, of 3724 Reading road, Avondale, who left June 1st for New York and Atlantic City to be gone until September 15, take this means of bidding their friends goodbye.


Mr. and Mrs. Max Mendelson of 2702 Hackberry street, Walnut Hills will be at home, Sunday evening, June 6th, from 7 to 11 o’clock, in honor of the marriage of their daughter, Helen Rae, to John Glickman of Boston, Mass.



Buestein.– Born to Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Bluestein of Rose Hill Apts., Avondale, Cincinnati, a boy, on May 25, 1920.


— June 3, 1920

 75 Years Ago

Sgt. Joseph J. Nudell, airborne medic, son of Mrs. Esther Kamenetsky, 831 Hutchins Avenue, has been liberated.


Miss Gertrude Richman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Richman, and sister of Mr. Ben Becker, 3622 Alaska Avenue, recently returned home after serving 18 months as home field director of the American Red Cross in France and England. She has served the Red Cross for the past five years.


Rabbi James G. Heller of Wise Temple, national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, has arrived in Palestine for a three month stay after an eight-day air journey.


The marriage of Miss Margaret Kwartler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kwartler, of E. Mitchell Avenue, to Pfc. Julian S. Shneider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kalman Shneider, of Windham Avenue, was solemnized on Sunday, May 27th, at the Kemper Lane Hotel, with Rabbi Eliezer Silver officiating.


Jewish Hospital births include:

Sgt. and Mrs. Arthur J. Greenberg (Enid Bardach), 3603 Washington Avenue, daughter, Sharon Ann, Monday, May 28th. Sgt. Greenberg is stationed in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hattenbach (Hannah Heyman), 3528 Reading Road, son, Tuesday, May 29th.

— June 7, 1945

 50 Years Ago

Dr. Nelson Glueck, HUC-JIR president, was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of sacred theology by Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

He holds 20 other honorary degrees.


A daughter, Michelle Lynn, representing the family’s fifth generation, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Gordon (Jacqueline Gallop), 11 E. Lakeshore Drive, on Saturday, May 23, at Bethesda Hospital.


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Seidenman, (Lois Richman), 7734 Greenland Place, announce the birth of a son, Brian Scott, Monday, May 18, at Good Samaritan Hospital.


Mr. and Mrs. Marvin J. Barsman, 10867 Corona Road, announce the forthcoming Bar Mitzvah of their son, Mark Edward, Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m., at Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow Lane.


Roger H. Herzig, son of Dr. and Mrs. D. J. Herzig, will graduate from Case-Western Reserve University School of Medicine June 10.

He is a graduate of UC and will start his internship at Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland July 1. He is married to the former Miss Donna H. Stern of Cincinnati.


Mr. Richard E. Wolf Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Wolf, will be awarded the doctor of philosophy degree in microbiology from the University of Cincinnati at graduation June 14th.

— June 4, 1970

 25 Years Ago

Barbara and Brad Levy announce the birth of a daughter, Marisa Rose, May 26. Marisa has a brother, Jamey Adam Brill.


Mr. and Mrs. Rick D. Schear (Lisa M. Graceman) of Cincinnati announce the birth of a son, David Jeremy, May 23.


Since I can’t thank everyone personally, please know that I appreciate your gifts, cards and visits during my stay at the hospital.

A big thank you to all my dear friends and family.

Milton Gordon


Ephraim Y. Cohen, son of Professor Getzel and Sheila Cohen, has recently been named managing director of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, based in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Cohen is also pursuing a graduate degree in public policy at Georgetown University.


Meredith L. Sudman, a senior majoring in elementary education at Bradley University, was inducted into Mortar Board, the national society for college seniors, April 1.


On May 6, The Valley Temple’s 8th grade class did a mitzvah project. They volunteered to help the Race Street Tenant organization Cooperative. ReSTOC was founded in 1977 as a project of the Drop Inn Shelter for the homeless. The object is to provide good, low cost, racially integrated housing for low-income people of Over-the-Rhine.

— June 8, 1995

  10 Years Ago

Former Green Beret commander urges support of Israel 

The only Holocaust survivor in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of general said Sunday he is troubled by many American Jews’ “somewhat detached” concern for Israel. 

Speaking in Cincinnati, Ret. Major General Sidney Shachnow, former commander of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, also known as the “Green Berets,” urged the Jewish community to unite with a “passionate commitment” to Israel or to risk being “asleep at the switch.” 


Cedar Village wins national award 

Cedar Village was presented with the national “Excellence in Programming” award by AJAS (the Association of Jewish Aging Services) at their national conference in Atlanta. The award was presented for the B’nai Mitzvah Mission which took place in October 2009. 


On Friday, May 21, the Isaac M. Wise Temple held a special family service that honored all of the congregation’s babies that had been born in the past 12 months. This particular Shabbat was chosen as it was closest to the Shavuot holiday.


Hadassah to celebrate 100th anniversary 


Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B’nai Avraham began the celebration of its 50th anniversary with a gala dinner on January 23, 2010 featuring entertainment by the Amazing Portable Circus Game Show.

— June 10, 2010


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