TABLE OF CONTENTS
Box and Folder Listing
A Finding Aid to the
Cincinnati, Ohio - Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis Records
Manuscript Collection No. 665
Following World War II, a few congregational and HUC-JIR rabbis met to form the Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis. Their goal was to "stress the primacy of religion in the personal and communal life of a Jew." The Board also strives to provide leadership for the Jewish community and strengthen and dignify the status of being a rabbi in Cincinnati.
The Board meets monthly from September-June and elects a new board every year at an end-of-the-year Kallah. At the Kallah, outside speakers are brought in to educate the members on a variety of topics.
The Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis frequently speaks out on local, national and international social issues. They are a member of the Hunger Task Force and actively involved with the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati.
The Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis exists to promote Jewish religion and values in Cincinnati and to promote the positive image of the rabbinic community. It consists of both Conservative and Reform rabbis. The records of this collection include board minutes, publicity and presidential correspondence between 1989-1999. The bulk of the records cover 1991-1994.
These records are organized into a single alphabetical series.
Restrictions on Access
The records are open to all users and are available in the reading room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis. Nearprint Special Topics Files.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis Records and the American Jewish Archives.
The records were donated by presidents Abie Ingber, Cincinnati, Ohio, in June 1992 and by Gary P. Zola, Cincinnati, Ohio, in January 1995. All records donated prior to September 2001 have been arranged and described in this inventory.