150 Years Ago
Cincinnati – Hymen Moses, Esq., has received letters from Jerusalem by Dr. London, and Dr. Albert Cohen of Paris, who, having visited most of the European capitals in behalf of the poor of Palestine, sojourns now in Jerusalem with his lady and children. Dr. London was decorated with the Francis Joseph order by the emperor of Austria, who, with his suit, visited the hospital in which Dr. London does so much good to suffering humanity.
National Theater – “Humpty Dumpty” has been upon the boards of this place of amusement for the last two weeks, and has drawn overwhelming houses each evening.
— Dec. 31, 1869
125 Years Ago
The United Hands Mutual Benefit Society has unanimously elected Dr. Jos. A. Silverman their attending physician for the ensuring year.
The Chanukah Festival Society gives its yearly Chanukah entertainment for the poor children, at the vestry rooms of the Plum St. Temple this afternoon. The children will be addressed by Rabbi Levi and Dr. Philipson.
The announcement was made last week of the engagement of Miss Fannie Sturm, daughter of Mr. Simon Sturm, of Avondale, to Mr. Henry Block, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Miss Florence May gave a bowling party last Friday night at the Cincinnati Club. The game was a spirited one, and the first prizes were won by Miss Daisy Seasongood and Mr. David Straus.
— Dec. 27, 1894
100 Years Ago
Morris H. Tobias, of the Charles Tobias Bro. & Company, has announced his retirement from that firm. He has been actively engaged in the cap manufacturing business for thirty-five yeas. His two sons, Charles and Henry Tobias,and J. W. Krummel will conduct the business.
Miss Zelda Grusd, pianist, and Miss Minnie Salmon, soprano, gave a concert last week for the blind; a group of songs and instrumental solos were rendered by both artists.
Gus J. Karger, veteran Washington correspondent of the Cincinnati Times-Star, has been re-elected to the Board of Governors of the Washington Press Club, receiving 106 votes, his nearest competitor receiving only 82.
Mr. Samuel Bauer, principal of the Guilford Public School, and Miss Nanette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Levi, were married Thursday at the residence of the bride’s parents on Lenox Avenue, Avondale. Dr. Grossmann officiating.
— Dec. 25, 1919
75 Years Ago
On Jan. 1st, members of the Isaac M. Wise Temple and friends will attend a reception in honor of the president of the Congregation, Philip L. Hershman, celebrating his sixtieth birthday.
The general solicitation campaign for the Cincinnati Jewish Hospital $1,062,540 Building Fund will be launched next Wednesday night, Jan. 3rd, with a dinner of team workers at the Hotel Alms, according to Philip Meyers, general chairman of he campaign.
2nd Lt. David W. Goldman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goldman, of 3560 Interwood Avenue, was wounded slightly in Germany, Dec. 6th. His father is president of the Cincinnati Jewish Community Council and widely known in civic, religious and political circles.
Lt. Joseph S. Parkin, husband of Mrs. Lillian Parkin, and son of Mr. S. Parkin, is stationed in the European theater. He had been in service for more that two years.
Pvt. Herschel Wartik, son of Mrs Lena Wartik of 21 Landon Court, is serving with the infantry somewhere in Germany. He has been overseas for two months.
Pvt. Sidney S. Rudin, son of Mts. David Rudin, 317 Forest Avenue, is with the Sixth Army in France.
Sgt. Henry Levitt, one of the first Cincinnatians to hold the first call number in the draft at the outbreak of the war, World War II, is home at 3511 Reading Road, on furlough after 30 months in the African and Italian campaigns.
Mr. Benjamin S. Katz, president of the Gruen Watch Co., was presented with a plaque by employees of the company in tribute to his 10 years’ association with the organization.
— Dec. 28, 1944
50 Years ago
When the Rabbinical Mission to Israel leaves New York City Jan. 4, two local rabbis will be aboard the flight. Rabbis Fishel J. Goldfeder and Stanley R. Brav are members of the 130-rabbi group which is visiting Israel on a fact-finding mission to bring back to their respective cities and congregations firsthand reports of Israel
Mrs. Donna Zucker, Clifton, has been appointed children's librarian at Pleasant Ridge Branch Library, 6233 Montgomery Road.
Mr. Kenneth Koch has been commissioned by the Cultural and Educational Department of New York City to present one of this original plays in Central Park the evening of Dec. 31 to welcome the new decade.
Mr. Richard J. Mack has been elected representative to the National Council of World Federalists USA by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter. He is president of the local group.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. Zimmerman announce the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Steven, Saturday, Dec. 27, at 10:45 a.m., at Wise Center, Reading Road and N. Crescent Avenue.
Stanley M. Chesley has been elected president of the Robert Krohn Livingston Memorial Camp Board of Directors fro 1969-70.
James N. Heldman, president of Glen Manor, announces appointment of Mrs. Lawrence Eichel and Mrs. Thomas S. Heldman as co-chairmen of the Annual Meeting.
— Dec. 25, 1969
25 Years Ago
Mel Fisher was re-elected president of the Jewish Federation at the Federation's 98th annual meeting Dec. 11.
A service in honor of the memory of Leon M. Mack on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II will be held at Rockdale Temple, Friday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. In addition, the service will honor all other members of Rockdale Temple who were killed in World War II.
As expected, the White House last week nominate Martin Indyk, an Australian-born Jew, to be the next U.S. ambassador to Israel.
The American Jewish Committee has appointed Eleanor Lazarus as national chairman of the Institute for American Pluralism.
“Sandwich situations are not just baloney,” says Lee German, LSW, coordinator of Family Life Education, and a social worker with Jewish Family Services in Roselawn. The discussion will answer the question, “What does it mean to be caught between the needs of others – parents, children, spouses– and one’s own personal needs?”
— Dec. 29, 1994
10 Years Ago
The Spring semester Introduction to Judaism course will begin Jan. 13. Sponsored by the Cincinnati area Reform congregations, the Union for Reform Judaism and Hebrew Union College, the class is a 14-session course open to those interested in learning about Judaism.
The second Eight Over Eighty event sponsored by Cedar Village will be held on May 2, 2010. The event will recognize eight senior adults, 80 years or older, who have dedicated their time, talents and lives to our Jewish community.
Noted author Jon Entine will discuss his research on the genetic origins of the Jewish people at a special program at Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham on Sunday, Jan.10.
The Adath Israel Sisterhood Opening Meeting Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 at Adath Israel. The Opening Meeting was attended by 140 sisterhood mem- bers and guests. Barbara Schwartz was the committee chair along with Diana Stewart, Sisterhood President and Eve Wittenbaum, Fashion Coordinator.
— Dec. 24, 2009