Jewish Bicentennial

1854 | Bloch Publishing Company is founded by Edward H. Bloch (Wise’s brother-in-law).

150 Years Ago

Local

Chicago Hebrew Relief Fund

We herewith acknowledge the following contributions received during the week: From the Israelites of San Antonio, Texas, $79 in gold; the Ladies’ Hebrew Benevolent Association of San Antonio, Texas, $25, in gold; Mr. J. Zanda, New Brownsfield, Texas, $10, in gold; Mr. Jacob Steinfeld, Mattoon, Ill., $10; Barnhard Waller Mattoon, Ill., $5; Mr. Bottingheimer, Chillicothe, Ohio, $3.

Editor’s Note: The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8, 1871 and burned for more than a day. Three hundred people were killed and it is estimated that more than a hundred thousand people, a third of the population, were left homeless.

  

Consulate

Of the North German Union

Adolphe Seinecke, Consul

  

Consulate

Of Bavaria, Wuerttemberg Baden and Hesse

Carl A. G. Adae, Consul

Editor’s Note: The modern state of Germany was officially unified under Prussian domination on January 18, 1871. The process of combining the consulates of the formerly separate Germanic states and princedoms was not immediate, and as this notice demonstrates, nearly a year later Cincinnati still had separated consuls for the former North German Confederation and for a coalition of southern German states.  

— Dec. 1, 1871

125 Years Ago

Ladies’ Column

Worn in Paris

I wonder if any one really buys a fur garment as a “good investment,” thinking that the large sum of money expended one winter means the providing of an outside wrap for many seasons to come? If any one does, it is certainly a misplaced economy, for a lavish use of furs is, more than investments in diamonds and laces, the prerogative of a large purse.

It is possible that fashions have changed in this respect and that some years ago even modish women wore the same fur wrap unaltered from season to season. It is quite impossible now. The styles in fur change as rapidly as do those of chiffon. Take that conservative garment, the sealskin jacket, which, perhaps, was purchased less than a year ago. Lo! To-day the sleeves are too large, the skirt possesses too many godets, and the garment may perchance be single-breasted, while all up-to-date jackets fasten on one side. It may be made over, of course, but that is both an expensive and vexing process. It is so hard to believe the furrier quite honest when in place of the old-styled but apparently voluminous garment sent him he returns a big bill, a tiny, if fashionable, little wrap, and a few impossible bits of fur.

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— Nov. 26, 1896

100 Years Ago

Mr. Adolph S. Ochs, the publisher of the New York Times, spent two days in the city last week, the guest of Mrs. Henry Bernheim of Kemper Lane, Walnut Hills. He was accompanied by Major Julius O. Adler.

Editor’s Note: Major Julius Ochs Adler was a decorated World War I battalion commander and journalist, who worked for his uncle Adolph Ochs at the New York Times before and after the war. Mrs. Henry Bernheim (née Ida Wise) was the sister of Adolph Och’s wife, the former Effie Wise; they were daughters of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise.

  

Editor Israelite:

Sir: I have received three copies of the American Israelite and I cannot refrain from expressing my appreciation and sincere thanks.

I never before realized that there was a Jewish paper published which is so complete; it is an education in itself and I can only say that I have been the loser to a very great degree by not having been a subscriber heretofore. For my Current Events, at the last Council meeting I read a number of excerpts from it.

(Mrs.) Sidney A. Bernstein 

Ch. Press Com.

Council of Jewish Women

— Dec. 1, 1921

75 Years Ago

A group of interested Cincinnatians have been invited to the home of Dr. and Mrs. Julien E. Benjamin Monday evening, Dec. 2nd, to hear an address by Dr. Helen L. Glueck, who has recently returned after a three-month visit to Palestine. She will report on plans for the Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School, which it is hoped, will be open in 1948.

  

Mrs. Anita Marcus, 895 Clinton Stprings Avenue, first violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for two seasons and now professor of chamber music at Miami University, Oxford, O., played the tenor vielle in background music of three interpretive films which were shown in the Alms Room of the Art Museum. Mrs. Marcus played the vielle, a rare six-stringed instrument, in Brussels.

— Nov. 28, 1946

50 Years Ago

The wedding of Miss Nancy Lynn Eckber of Toledo and Mr. Daniel Pilder, of Cincinnati, took place Sept. 12 at Temple B’nai Israel in Toledo. A dinner and reception followed in the synagogue. Rabbi Morton Goldberg performed the ceremony.

  

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Fisher of 2436 Vera Avenue are proud to announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Stephen Ira, on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m., at Adath Israel Synagogue, Ridge and Galbraith Roads.

They would be honored to have their relatives and friend worship with them on this joyous occasion and join them for Kiddush following the services.

  

Dr. and Mrs. Saul H Polasky, 3235 South Whitetree Circle, take great pleasure in announcing the forthcoming Bar Mitzvah of their son, Mark Scott, Saturday, December 4, at 9 a.m. at Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 1834 Section Road.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to worship with the family and to attend the Kiddush and Luncheon following the services.

  

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick D. Zigler (Judith Dentri), 3415 Morrison Place, announce the birth of a son, Steven Michael, Sunday, Nov. 14th. The infant has a sister, Tracy.

  

Jewish Hospital births include: Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Unger (Frances Horwitz), announce the birth of a son, Benjamin Daniel, Monday, Nov. 15th. The infant has a brother, Jonathan David.

  

Mr. Alfred Nessanbaum wishes to thank his relatives and many friends for their visits, contributions, gifts and cards during his stay at Bethesda Hospital.

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— Nov. 25, 1971

25 Years Ago

Elaine and Rick Pearl announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie, Nov. 15.

  

Kim and Will Waxler announce the birth of a daughter, Haily Faith, Oct. 30. Haily has two sisters, Tabitha Kay and Emily Beth

  

Concerns over the future of the Sherith Israel synagogue building have resulted in a lot of paperwork but as of yet, nothing concrete has been decided.

Soon, however, a decision will have to be made whether the building, reported to be the oldest synagogue west of the Allegheny Mountains, is going to be bought and refurbished as a facility for the Jewish community or whether it will be allowed to be torn down.

Editor’s Note: The building was converted into condominiums and is still standing in the 600 block of Ruth Lyons Way (called Lodge Street in the 19th century, when the building was in use as a synagogue).

  

One member of the Jewish community got a perfect score on the nation’s most widely used college entrance test, and two others each came within a hairbreadth of the top score.

David Weiner, a Walnut Hills High School senior whose career goal is to become a rabbi, earned a 1600 on the scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)

Jacob Chudnovsky, a senior at Seven Hills High School who immigrated from Russia in 1991, and Wyoming High School senior Matthew Winters each received a 1590.

  

Only seven more days before Chanukah. The first candle on your menorah is waiting to glow, welcoming in this eight day holiday of freedom. Only four more days to get yourself over to the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Book Fair, where last minute shoppers will find everything one needs for the holiday.

  

Congregation B’nai Tzedek will host its annual Chanukah party for congregation members from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 7 at Temple Sholom. The event, to be chaired by Darleen Kamine, will mark the 32nd anniversary of the founding of the congregation.

— Nov. 28, 1996

Elaine and Rick Pearl announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie, Nov. 15.

10 Years Ago

With the arrival of the fall season, the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati kicked off its fifth year of the LEAD program. LEAD (Lead, Educate, Act and Develop) was created by the Federation as a way to educate young adults in Cincinnati about all that the community offers, how the Federation itself works, and ultimately prepares each participant to take leadership positions within the Jewish community. 

  

The 92nd Street Y returns to Wise Temple on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. with “Stephen Breyer in Conversation with Linda Greenhouse.” Breyer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, gives an insider’s perspective on the court as an American Institution today and its shaping of our future. 

  

With 400 guests gathered in the ballroom of the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Cincinnati on Nov. 6, the Cincinnati Associates of Hebrew Union College hosted the 28th Annual Tribute Dinner honoring Mike Michael, president of Fifth-Third Bank, Cincinnati. The event marked the formal celebration of the 100th anniversary of the College-Institute’s move to Clifton.

  

“After eating chocolate you feel as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies and entice lovers,” said Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef. Cincinnati Chocolate Festival organizers must be experiencing some of the same feelings after providing the City of Cincinnati another opportunity to sample multiple forms of chocolate at the second annual Cincinnati Chocolate Festival, held on Oct. 23. Over 5,000 chocolate lovers attended this year’s festival, breaking the 2010 record of nearly 2,500.

  

The Sisterhoods of Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham and Congregation Ohav Shalom invite the community to get your “Yin” and “Yang” in balance with an introductory Tai Chi lesson led by Susan Bradley. The invigorating program will take place on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Zorndorf Social Hall at Northern Hills.

  

The second “Standing Together: An Evening of Christian-Jewish Support for Israel” will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Mayerson JCC. This program will focus on the motivation, rationale and nature of Christian support for the Jewish State and explore new possibilities for Christian-Jewish cooperation on Israel’s behalf. Cosponsors for the evening are the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee

— Dec. 1, 2011

Kim and Will Waxler announce the birth of a daughter, Haily Faith, Oct. 30. Haily has two sisters, Tabitha Kay and Emily Beth

  

Concerns over the future of the Sherith Israel synagogue building have resulted in a lot of paperwork but as of yet, nothing concrete has been decided.

Soon, however, a decision will have to be made whether the building, reported to be the oldest synagogue west of the Allegheny Mountains, is going to be bought and refurbished as a facility for the Jewish community or whether it will be allowed to be torn down.

Editor’s Note: The building was converted into condominiums and is still standing in the 600 block of Ruth Lyons Way (called Lodge Street in the 19th century, when the building was in use as a synagogue).

  

One member of the Jewish community got a perfect score on the nation’s most widely used college entrance test, and two others each came within a hairbreadth of the top score.

David Weiner, a Walnut Hills High School senior whose career goal is to become a rabbi, earned a 1600 on the scholastic Achievement Test (SAT)

Jacob Chudnovsky, a senior at Seven Hills High School who immigrated from Russia in 1991, and Wyoming High School senior Matthew Winters each received a 1590.

  

Only seven more days before Chanukah. The first candle on your menorah is waiting to glow, welcoming in this eight day holiday of freedom. Only four more days to get yourself over to the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Book Fair, where last minute shoppers will find everything one needs for the holiday.

  

Congregation B’nai Tzedek will host its annual Chanukah party for congregation members from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 7 at Temple Sholom. The event, to be chaired by Darleen Kamine, will mark the 32nd anniversary of the founding of the congregation.

— Nov. 28, 1996

 

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