Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (“JCGC”) manages 24 Jewish cemeteries in the Greater Cincinnati area. These cemeteries comprise 60 acres in eight locations. After many years of work, the congregations and independent groups, which previously owned the individual cemeteries, completed the merger and began operation as JCGC in 2008. JCGC is a unique organization and while other communities are interested in creating a similar agency, Cincinnati was the first to do so and, thus far, the only one to do so successfully.
JCGC’s initial funding was provided by the existing endowments from the merged cemeteries, a significant grant from The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, and an ongoing broad – based endowment fundraising campaign, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Create Your Jewish Legacy program. In 2011 JCGC purchased a 23-acre property in Loveland for a combined Orthodox, Conservative and Reform cemetery to serve the entire Jewish community in Greater Cincinnati.
JCGC’s future plans include the following:
- Develop and execute a plan to make repairs in the existing cemeteries
- Continue to encourage community involvement through outreach/collaborative events
- Long term, transform JCGC into a valuable historical and educational resource for the community
Workum Intern Job Description:
Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati is seeking a patient, detail-oriented, self-directed intern to assist our Office Manager in expanding the research capabilities of our online genealogy resources and to assist in the digitizing of records, systems, and processes.
In addition to helping research and verify the general data JCGC received in the merger, JCGC regularly receives requests from families and genealogist for help locating or identifying the burial places of family members. This often involves field research at our cemeteries, locating obituaries in archives, and then researching the relationships to other family members.
The Workum Intern should have an interest in history and/or genealogy. S/he should be proficient in internet research, as well as comfortable doing some on-site research in our office and at local cemeteries, including archival research, and potentially research at the American Jewish Archives, County Clerk Offices, and at the Public Library. Knowledge of Hebrew would be a plus, but is not required. Some familiarity with basic database systems would be helpful, but is also not required.