Now Open through October 2, 2022
Entry: Included with Museum Admission | Location: Union Terminal
Celebrating 200 years of Jewish history
Jewish influences in Cincinnati have shaped our food, medicine, arts institutions, social justice movements, how we enjoy sports and more. Our Shared Story: 200 Years of Jewish Cincinnati is celebrating the lasting influences of Cincinnati’s Jewish community on the city we know today.
Meet the ordinary and extraordinary individuals whose innovation, persistence and creativity founded organizations, businesses and movements that shape our region today. Explore what “home” means, see how Cincinnati has influenced other communities worldwide and discover echoes of your own family’s immigrant and migrant experiences in these vibrant histories.
Discover, or rediscover, the stories of Rabbis Isaac M. Wise and Eliezer Silver, Albert Sabin and Henry Heimlich, the Krohns, Aronoffs and Rosenthals and the birth of Jewish Hospital, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and more. Learn about the traditions behind yarmulkes, dreidels and menorahs and the Jewish connection to baseball’s favorite phrase “going, going, gone!”
Presented in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, along with the Jewish Bicentennial committee, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College, the Skirball Museum and Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Our Shared Story: 200 Years of Jewish Cincinnati is made possible with support from PNC Bank. Additional support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This exhibition was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant ARPML-250780-OMLS-22.
Our Shared Story Theme Day
July 17, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for Our Shared Story Theme Day – a celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial and the exhibit of Our Shared Story: 200 Years of Jewish Cincinnati. We will have a variety of events and activities throughout the day listed below.
- Cincinnati Hillel, Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library, Rockwern Academy and ish will be in the Rotunda from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Mayerson JCC will be in the Children's Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Joy of Being Jewish panel discussion with Sarah L. Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center; Katie Goodman; Kayla Soroka; and Rabbi David Burstein in the Reakirt Auditorium beginning at 10 a.m. Register here.
- Story Tree Time with Alli Jacobs, Youth Librarian at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library in the Children’s Museum beginning at 11 a.m.
- And These Are Jews film viewing and discussion with Jim Friedman in the Reakirt Auditorium at noon.
- Union Terminal Tours with Cincinnati Heritage Programs in the Rotunda at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
- Gallery Talk with Jim Friedman, John Hoffheimer, John Frank and Polly Stein in the Our Shared Story: 200 Years of Jewish Cincinnati exhibit from 1 to 3 p.m.
- All day tours of the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center.
Includes Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and The Children's Museum
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Open Thursday – Monday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day