History of jewish Cincinnati

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1788

Cincinnati's beginning

1788

1814

1814

Early Jewish Settlers

1817

Joseph Jonas

1817

1817

1817

Central and Western European Emigration

1821

Chestnut Street Cemetery

1821

1824

1824

KK Bene Israel

1836

Consecration of the first K.K. Bene Israel synagogue building, at Sixth and Broadway.

1836

1840

1840

KK Bene Yeshurun

1847

Adath-Israel

1847

1849

1849

Talmud Yelodim Institute

1850

Jewish Hospital

1850

1852

1852

The second iteration of K.K. Bene Israel (later- Rockdale Temple) opens on the same site.

1854

The Israelite

1854

1854

1854

Noyoth Institute

1854

Rabbi Issac M. Wise

1854

1854

1854

American Israelite

1855

Feiberg and Workum Whiskey Distillery

1855

1859

1859

Pike’s Opera House

1866

Plum Street Temple

1866

1868

1868

Entrepreneurs

1872

Frederick Rauh & Co.

1872

1873

1873

Union of American Hebrew Congregations

1875

Hebrew Union College

1875

1875

1875

R. Goldsmith Sons Co.

1876

Fleischmann’s Yeast

1876

1880

1880

Arrival of Eastern European Jews

1883

Kahn’s

1883

1887

1887

Bureau of Jewish Education and the Talmud Torah School

1888

Manischewitz

1888

1889

1889

Dedication of Jewish Home for the Aged and Infirm (Glen Manor).

1890

The Jewish Hospital opened new facilities which included the first modern operating room in Cincinnati.

1890

1892

1892

Jewish Foster Home

1894

Jennie Mannheimer

1894

1896

1896

United Jewish Charities

1896

United States Shoe Corporation

1896

1898

1898

Frank Family

1899

Jewish Settlement Home

1899

1900

1900

Mayoral Race

1905

Politicians

1905

1906

1906

Frisch's

1910

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

1910

1913

1913

The Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged

1913

School of Jewish Social Service

1913

1915

1915

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

1916

Better Housing League 

1916

1921

1921

Alfred Segal

1924

End of Eastern European Emigration

1924

1924

1924

United Jewish Social Agencies

1927

Every Friday

1927

1927

1927

Jewish Welfare Fund

1930

Camp Livingston

1930

1930

1930

Fred Ziv

1931

Rabbi Eliezer Silver

1931

1933

1933

Krohn Conservatory

1933

Sephardic Community in Cincinnati

1933

1933

1933

Escaping Nazism

1934

Helen Trounstine

1934

1934

1934

Dr. Helen Iglauer Glueck

1935

Refugees Scholars Project

1935

1939

1939

Jewish Community Relations Council

1939

Development of the Jewish Community Relations Council

1939

1939

1939

Cincinnati’s Response to World War II and the Holocaust

1939

Modern Art Society

1939

1943

1943

King Records

1943

Charles Stix’s Marine Uniform

1943

1945

1945

Holocaust Survivors Rebuilding their Lives

1947

Rabbi Dr. Nelson Glueck

1947

1947

1947

American Jewish Archives and Jacob Rader Marcus

1949

The LaSalle Quartet

1949

1950

1950

HUC merges with JIR

1950

Stagecrafters

1950

1950

1950

Dr. Josef Warkany

1950

Holocaust Survivor soccer team

1950

1952

1952

Yavneh Day School

1958

Max Rudolf

1958

1961

1961

Medical Professionals

1962

Creation of Survivor Groups

1962

1963

1963

Cincinnati Hebrew Day School

1965

Social Justice & Civil Rights

1965

1965

1965

Montessori in Cincinnati

1967

A Combination of Jewish Agencies forms the Jewish Federation

1967

1968

1968

The First Woman Rabbi

1969

K.K. Bene Israel - Rockdale Temple relocated to current location in Amberley Village.

1969

1970

1970

Russian Immigration

1972

Founding of Judaic Studies at UC

1972

1974

1974

Heimlich maneuver

1979

Chapeau Creations

1979

1980

1980

Celebrities

1986

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

1986

1995

1995

Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

1995

Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati 

1995

1997

1997

Cedar Village

2000

Cincy Journeys

2000

2000

2000

Creation of The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

2003

Chaverim M'Israel - Friends from Israel

2003

2013

2013

Mayerson Jewish Community Center