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Cincinnati’s Jewish Montessori school recently celebrated its kindergarten class finishing up its school year and preparing to transition into first grade.

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Surrounded by family, friends, professors, mentors and community members, 10 students who have completed their rabbinical studies on the Cincinnati campus were ordained as rabbis by Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss, PhD, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel provost, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of R…

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Last week (July 13, 2019) The American Israelite reported that seven staff members from Camp Livingston were stranded on June 9 in a flash flood. 

Due to the smashing success of last year’s Yappy Hour event at Wise Temple, the Empty Nesters group decided not to mess with a winning formula. This year’s Yappy Hour: Bark & Beer, Wag & Wine, is a dog friendly evening of fun and friendship, and will be at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, June 2…

The future of international criminal law will be discussed at “Legacy of Justice: the Military Tribunal and International Criminal Law” at the Holocaust and Humanity Center at 6p.m. Wednesday, June 19.

The Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati has just added the collection of Yahad – In Unum’s video eyewitnesses testimonies of the “Holocaust By Bullets” as part of its permanent exhibition. 

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The AJC of Cincinnati was told the stakes for the Jewish community are as high now as they were 75 years ago, when the chapter began. 

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Family members and friends of Lucille “Twink” Klau Carothers, along with members of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion family, gathered on Sunday, May 19, in the Klau Library on HUC-JIR’s Cincinnati campus to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Klau Library Renovation an…

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The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) will host the official opening on Thursday, May 30, of a major new exhibit, “Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise: An American Dreamer” which showcases numerous documents and family objects from the AJA’s vast collection relating to Wise.

The Jewish Community Relations Council’s (JCRC) 80-year-old mission of fighting antisemitism and working to secure a just society for all will take center stage with new relevancy at its annual meeting on June 18. Under the theme “The Oldest Hatred in a New World,” the JCRC will showcase its…

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An overflow standing room crowd of close to 300 people gathered at Chabad Jewish Center on May 13 to honor the memory of the well-known Judaic educator Shterna Sarah Kalmanson.

If observance were a function of theology, Shavuot would be the most widely observed of Jewish holidays. But precisely the opposite is the case among modern Jews. No major festival suffers from greater neglect. Yet Shavuot, which caps the period of seven weeks since the second Passover seder…

We are taught from the time we are young how to prepare for a wide variety of natural emergencies, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and fires. Some may even remember “Duck and Cover” air raid/nuclear bomb drills. Yet, most people have never had to use this knowledge. There is, thankfully, no g…

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The community is invited to celebrate two events with the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Graduation ceremonies will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, in the S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel on the historic Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR, 3101 Clifton Avenue. 

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May 9, 2019, marked a special evening, wherein members and guests of all ages came together to celebrate Israel’s 71st birthday. 

The festival of Shavuot transformed from a purely agricultural into a historical and religious holiday. Originally mentioned in the Torah as a harvest festival, over time it took on new meanings so that now — like the other pilgrimage festivals — Shavuot has an agricultural, historical and r…

Following a brief, meaningful Shavuot service at Wise Temple on Saturday, June 8, Rabbis Lewis Kamrass, Karen Thomashow, and Michael Danziger will conduct a Torah study on the topic of “What part of our rabbinate is inspired by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise?”

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Your gift to the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign is once again in action supporting the Israeli friends and family during these difficult days with trauma relief and basic necessities through the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)’s Fund for the Victims of Terror. 

Along with Passover and Sukkot, Shavuot is one of the three major Jewish pilgrimage festivals. It falls out precisely 49 days after the second day of Passover, a period of time known as the Omer, and marks the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai.

Nine alumni of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion were honored for 25 years of service, having been ordained on the Cincinnati campus in 1994, at the annual Founders’ Day Ceremonies on Thursday, April 4.