Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (JCGC) has named David Harris as its executive director. He is assuming the role from David Hoguet who will retire June 30.
Harris has been serving as the manager of the Create Your Jewish Legacy (CYJL) program at the Jewish Federation.
Harris has worked as a freelance genealogist, created and implemented programming at Jewish overnight camps, and cofounded an outdoor adventure company. Harris lived in Israel for eight years, during which he served in the Israeli Defense Forces. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University with a bachelor’s in political science. He moved to Cincinnati in 2013.
“I am honored to succeed David Hoguet as executive director of one of our community’s greatest treasures,” Harris said. “We are so fortunate in Cincinnati to have an organization that is committed to fulfilling the sacred mitzvah of caring for our dear and departed with respect and dignity, while also preserving the rich history and heritage our cemeteries hold.”
JCGC is comprised of 23 Jewish cemeteries, almost all of the Jewish cemeteries in Cincinnati and Hamilton, Ohio.
JCGC will be dedicating a new community cemetery in Loveland on June 4.