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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.

Presenting Sponsors
Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center logo, Cincinnati Jewish Bicentennial logo, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati logo, Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati logo, PNC Logo, Institute of Museum and Library Services logo, Ohio Humanities Council logo, OH Sharp logo