Holocaust & Humanity Center finds innovative ways to carry out mission during pandemic

At historic Union Terminal, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is finding new and innovative ways to carry out its mission through in-person tours, a new virtual intelligence exhibit, and popular digital programs. 

In 2019, HHC relocated to historic Union Terminal, a prominent Cincinnati train station that houses several other museums. Because Union Terminal is the site where numerous Holocaust survivors arrived by train in Cincinnati to rebuild their lives, HHC is the only museum in the U.S. with an authentic connection to its space. 

“Our museum is so special because it examines the Holocaust through local connection to Cincinnati and the survivors who rebuilt their lives here,” says Sarah L. Weiss, chief executive officer of the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. 

Since the museum’s move nearly three years ago, hundreds of thousands of individuals have toured the award-winning museum, engaged with virtual tours and offerings, and attended hundreds of digital and in-person events hosted for the public. 

Weiss says the museum will continue to carry out its mission in unique ways, including its newest exhibit Dimensions in Testimony, an initiative by USC Shoah Foundation to record and display testimony in a way that will preserve the dialogue between Holocaust survivors and learners far into the future. Using specialized recording and display technologies and next-generation natural language processing, Dimensions in Testimony allows visitors to ask two-dimensional displays of Holocaust survivors questions and receive responses in real time. Dimensions in Testimony is on exhibit in only eight other museums in the world.

HHC is also carrying out its mission through digital program including the Holocaust Speaker Series, which is presented on Zoom every Wednesday via Zoom at 11 a.m., educational resources for teachers, in-person tours. Visitors can learn more about the museum by visiting https://www.holocaustandhumanity.org/  

Coldwell Banker Realty’s Oyler Group and Build Collective Join Forces and create Oyler Hines Group

Coldwell Banker Realty in Ohio is pleased to announce the merger of two top agent teams, the Oyler Group and Build Collective. Together, they have created the Oyler Hines Group, which offers specialized and unparalleled real estate sales services in the existing home and new construction market throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Their combined team of 20 is excited to have the ability to create more opportunities for each and every buyer and seller and make more possible.

The Oyler Hines Group has a combined 20+ years of award-winning sales and marketing experience and a 2020 sales volume of over $148M with more than 400 residential sales. Both Scott Oyler and Michael Hines have grown up in the Cincinnati real estate market. Both have received numerous industry awards including top teams in Cincinnati within Coldwell Banker, Home Builder Association and nationally in REAL TRENDS not to mention America’s Best, top 1% agents within Coldwell Banker Realty, President’s Club, Circle of Excellence and so many more.

“Real Estate is changing and we’re excited to be on the forefront of an exciting time in the market. Mike and I have been fortunate to successfully navigate this unprecedented 2020 and 2021 market. We are thrilled to share each of our team’s growing resources with each of our clients to make more possible! We believe our teams are the best in the business and we’re empowering them by combining resources so we can work more nimbly and create a larger network for our homebuyers, homeowners and developers,” says Scott Oyler.

“I am proud of what we’ve been able to develop with Build Collective, which was created to work specifically in the residential new construction market, specifically for buyers, builders and developers to create opportunities.” says Michael Hines. “We’ve always admired Scott’s team’s constant innovation and client focused approach on the residential resale division. Joining forces to become the Oyler Hines Group will allow us to share that knowledge, reputation and passion on a larger stage.

A Portrait of Jewish Cincinnati

The Skirball Museum on the historic Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is pleased to offer the exhibition A Portrait of Jewish Cincinnati in celebration of the Cincinnati Jewish Bicentennial November 4, 2021 through January 30, 2022. Jewish community life in the city of Cincinnati formally began with the founding of Chestnut Street Cemetery in Cincinnati’s West End in 1821. 

A Portrait of Jewish Cincinnati brings together the likenesses of many of Cincinnati’s prominent Jewish citizens from the early 19th century to the present day, gleaned from the museum’s own rich collections as well as those of local and national museums and private collections. Portraits include oil paintings, sculptures, drawings, and mixed media representations of figures who have made a significant impact on Jewish Cincinnati and the larger secular community. Augmenting the portraits are several decorative arts objects, including a tall clock made by Joseph Jonas, Cincinnati’s first permanent Jewish settler, who was a jeweler and watch and clock manufacturer. 

“Bringing together almost 40 works of art in celebration of 200 years of Jewish life in Cincinnati has been an incredible journey of discovery and learning for the Skirball Museum staff,” comments Skirball director Abby S. Schwartz. “From Fanny and Abraham Aub, the couple who gave the land to build the second home of Cincinnati’s Jewish Hospital—the first in the country—the stories told by these portraits are colorful and diverse and will engage viewers of all backgrounds. 

For additional information call 513.487.3231 or email awheeler@huc.edu, or visit our website at http://csm.huc.edu.

‘Changing Perceptions: Shock and Denial’

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery invites you to see our annual inclusive exhibition, ‘CHANGING PERCEPTIONS: SHOCK AND DENIAL,’ starting Nov. 5, 2021. ABB will display a variety of paintings, sculptures, photography, and other media by talented, local and regional artists. This exhibition will also be available to the public for Second Sunday Nov. 14th. The exhibit will run until Jan. 14, 2022 and Admission is free.

Art Beyond Boundaries provides a professional, mainstream fine arts exhibition venue for artists with disabilities, located at 1410 Main Street in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district. With your support, we can continue providing a gallery, workshops, programs, and services for our artists and people with disabilities. For more information, “friend” or “follow” the gallery on Facebook, Instagram, and/or contact the gallery.

Street City gets an upgrade

Street City has a secret…shhh! Enter through the front doors to the expected friendly service of a local pub but step a little further in and you will discover our new “Unexpected” lounge. 

 We’ve redesigned our interior to provide a new experience. You’ll enjoy a room full of inspired murals by local artist, Taaj Richardson. Taaj is a student at the University of Cincinnati who fulfilled his curriculum by transforming our lounge. Owner, Nelson Castillo’s vision for the lounge is to create a space for locals and tourists alike to spend their evenings chill and relaxed with good bourbon, good friends, and good service. 

 The center stage mural is a depiction of the main hall at the Aronoff center just across the street. The Aronoff is a favorite partner of ours and although we are differing industries, we complement each other to provide desirable destinations for your evenings. Extended from the painting is our own stage where we feature local artists for live music and entertainment. Start your entertainment at one and continue with the other, all within the same block, both feeding the soul of this beloved city. 

 The barrel mural is a reflection of the “Unexpected” transition of the bar lounge to the bourbon lounge. Just as in the days of prohibition, speakeasies were often found behind the expected store front. In our Unexpected lounge, bourbon is king and the rows of mural barrels showcase this. Consider joining our Bourbon club – coming soon! 

P.S. For all you theater goers, check out our new gourmet Four Course Meal for just $46 available all day every day and a perfect pairing for your pre or post theater meal.

Jacob James…a luxury store

Jacob James blends today’s fashion trends with yesterday’s luxury. Whether you are looking for a new piece or hoping to add another chapter to a previously loved item, Jacob James is the store for all your luxury and designer needs. We offer an array of fine jewelry, estate jewelry, and designer handbags to meet every price point. Sourced from all over the world, our merchandise is unique and unlike what any other store has to offer. At Jacob James you will find handbags from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, and many other top fashion houses. We carry the world’s most exclusive designers for a fraction of the original price. So the next time you are in Hyde Park, stop by Jacob James…you never know what treasures might be awaiting you!

Jacob James is located on the exclusive Hyde Park Square in Cincinnati, OH.