Guide to Jewish History Resources
at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Guide to Jewish History Resources


Jewish congregations in Cincinnati

[20th century]
Mss VF 457

Touring Nineteenth Century Synagogue Sites

By Irene Schwartz
Mss VF 725

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Jewish Synagogue, 8th & Mound Sts.

By Rombach & Groene
c. 1900

Jewish Synagogue, located at the intersection of Eighth and Mound Streets.

Agreement Between the Congregations of Bnai Israel and Bnai Yeshurum and By-laws and Regulations of the Jewish Cemetery of Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio : Bloch & Co., 1869
R.B. Pamphlets 296.65 A277

As Yesterday When It Is Past : A History of the Isaac M. Wise temple, K.K. B’nai Yeshurun, Of Cincinnati, in Commemoration of the Centenary of Its Founding, 1842-1942

NY : Leavitt, Trow & Co., 1848
R.B. Pamphlets 296.65 B661

Programme of Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Temple K.K. Bene Yeshurun of Cincinnati

Cincinnati : Bloch & Co., 1866
R.B. Pamphlets 296.65 K45

Our National Historic Landmark : The Plum Street Temple Must Be Preserved

[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Friends of the Plum Street Temple, [198?]
Pamphlets f296.65 P734

The Allen Temple, Formerly Bene Israel Congregation, 1852-1979

By Alan I. Marcus
[Cincinnati, Procter and Gamble Co., 1980.]
General 287.8 fM322

Souvenir History and Program, Kahal Kodesh Bene Israel, the Rockdale Avenue Temple, Cincinnati, Ohio : The Oldest Jewish Congregation in the West

Cincinnati, 1949
Pamphlets ff296.65 K12

Charter and By-laws of Kaal a Kodesh Bene Israel of the City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati : Richard C. Langdon, 1833
R.B. Pamphlets 296 K11

K.K. Bene Israel : Rockdale Temple Dedication 1969

[Cincinnati, 1969]
Pamphlets f296.65 K12

Data of K.K. Bene Israel

Cincinnati : May & Kreidler, [1900]
Pamphlets 296.65 B461, 1900

Contains list of officers and members as well as description of the organization of the congregation and its activities.

Data of K.K. Bene Israel

Cincinnati : S.Rosenthal & Co., 1913
Pamphlets 296.65 B461

Contains list of officers and members as well as description of the organization of the congregation and its activities.

K.K. Bene Israel Directory

[Cincinnati, Ohio] : The Temple, 1988
Pamphlets f296.65 B461h

Psalms, Hymns and Songs of Praise and Rejoicing Composed and Selected for the Dedication of the Synagogue Kahal Hakodoesh Benea Israel of Cincinnati …the 9th of September 1836

Philadelphia : Printed by Haswell and Fleu, 1836
R.B. Pamphlets 296.65 P974

Sacred Spaces

Television program that originally aired on WCET-TV. The show was a production of Voyageur Media Group. Producer was Meg Hanrahan.

This program is a look at the history, architecture, and stories behind a number of houses of worship in Greater Cincinnati. It features numerous historic photos and film, as well as modern day video footage and comments from several experts. One section of the program discusses the Jewish synagogues built in the Avondale area, like Rockdale Temple, that became, in the latter half of the 20th Century, predominantly African-American churches.

Your Adath Israel, 5727-1967 : Dedication of Your Adath Israel – March 5-12, 1967

[Cincinnati], 1967
Pamphlets f296.65 A221

Dedication program for the building constructed to serve the Adath Israel congregation.

From Our Lips: The Story of a Jewish Congregation

Length: 1:30:00

This documentary tells the story of Northern Hills Synagogue — Congregation B’nai Avraham, a Conservative Jewish congregation in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. It relates [its history] through excerpts from interviews with 59 synagogue members, taped between November 2003 and November 2004.

The synagogue was founded in 1960. For most of its history it had its synagogue in the Northern Hills area, at 715 Fleming Road. In March 2004 it moved to a new location at 5714 Fields Ertel Road.

The tape primarily consists of comments by individuals, telling the history of the synagogue and its members over the years. There are occasional photographs of its different locations, the people and activities, etc., over the years.

German Jewish Orthodoxy in an Immigrant Synagogue : Cincinnati’s New Hope Congregation and the Ambiguities of Ethnic Religion

By Benny Kraut
New York : M. Wiener Pub., 1988
General 296.832 K91

Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Proceedings and reports of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations

Cincinnati, 1874, 1881, 1897, 1899, 1901
General 296 U58
5 volumes

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