Jewish Cincinnati: A Photographic History by J. Miles Wolf

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The Skirball Museum on the historic Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion invites you to visit Jewish Cincinnati: A Photographic History by J. Miles Wolf, opening on October 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm. With this exhibition, Cincinnati native J. Miles Wolf brings his creative energy and discerning eye to illustrating the history of the Jews of Cincinnati. Focusing on current, former, and now extinct places of worship used by Cincinnati’s Jewish community, Wolf has culled synagogue and community archives, libraries, and personal local collections for historic photographs to combined with his stunning new photography. The resulting images illustrate the early days of Jewish Cincinnati in a style that has never been attempted before, bringing “back to life” some of the forgotten places of worship used by our ancestors. From its earliest days in the 1830s through the migration of the Jewish population from downtown to the West End and to Roselawn, Amberley Village, and beyond, the story is told by showing the chronological history of places of worship and by highlighting some of the community’s congregants and early leaders. This exhibition is part of FotoFocus 2018, a biennial celebration of len-based art that spans 70 museums and galleries across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio.