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About the Bicentennial

2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Jewish community life in the city of Cincinnati, which formally began with the founding of Chestnut Street Cemetery. The Jewish community and the City of Cincinnati will commemorate this significant milestone through community celebrations, multi-generational programs, and interactive experiences.


The Rededication of the Chestnut Street Cemetery

The establishment of the first Jewish cemetery west of the Allegheny Mountains in 1821 in Cincinnati paved the way for 200 years of culture, contributions and achievements that continue today. Following a lengthy, careful restoration effort, the Chestnut Street Cemetery in the West End was formally rededicated on September 26, 2021 signaling the beginning of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial.

Celebrating 200 Years

The formal rededication ceremony of the Chestnut Street Cemetery on September 26, 2021.


Today - May 22: Bold Moves Festival presented by Cincinnati Ballet | Aronoff Center for the Arts | Times and dates vary, for tickets CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 19: Holy Sparks & Sally Priesand Paves the Way Joint Opening | Skirball Museum & American Jewish Archives | 4:00PM - 7:30PM | To register, CLICK HERE

SUNDAY, May 22: Jewish Cincinnati Cemetery Tours | Walnut Hills & Covedale | 1:30PM - 3:30PM | To register, CLICK HERE



Today - Sunday, October 2: Our Shared Story - 200 Years of Jewish Cincinnati | Cincinnati Museum Center | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | For tickets, CLICK HERE

Today - October, 2022: Jewish Cincinnati - A Walk Through History | Downtown Cincinnati | Self-guided and personal tours

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