Community Connections

Children:

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
BBBS Association of Cincinnati
Address: 4010 Executive Park Drive,Ste.240
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Contact: Colleen Allen
Phone: (513) 761-3200
Fax: (513) 761-3202
E-Mail: callen@bigbrobigsis.org
Web Address: www.bigbrobigsis.org

Sick:
Bikkur Cholim (Visitation of the sick, elderly and shut-ins)
Outer Community Bikkur Cholim
Jewish Family Services
Address: 11223 Cornell Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Contact: Terry Susskind (513) 469-1188
Fax: (513) 469-1195
E-Mail: tsusskind@jfscinti.org

Local Community Bikkur Cholim
Mindel Konstam Bikkur Cholim
Contact: Tzippy Dahan (513) 731-0495

Handicapped:
Disability Inclusion Network
Kesher (Disability access and support services)
Jewish Family Services
Address: 11223 Cornell Park Drive (Blue Ash)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Phone: (513) 766-3348
Web Address: http://www.inclusion.org/sitemap-graphic.asp

Seniors:
JCC Senior Center (Provides transportation, meals, classes and events)
8485 Ridge Road (Amberley Village- at Reagan Highway)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Contact: Tsippy Gottlieb (513) 761-7500
Web Address: http://www.mayersonjcc.org/

JEEP Jewish Education for Every Person
Helps adults, children, and seniors with special needs access Jewish education and other aspects of Jewish life; 12-step Jewish recovery program.
Address: 9709 Reading Rd. Suite 1
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Contact: Rabbi Yaakov Karp
Phone: 513-733-4400
Cell: 513-307-2386
Email: Jewisheducate@gmail.com

Israeli Acclimation:
Cincinnati Community Kollel
Contact: Rabbi Isaac Kahn
E-mail: yitzchokkahn@gmail.com

Russian Acclimation:
Department of Resettlement and Acculturation (Immigration and self-sufficiency help)
Jewish Family Services
Address: 11223 Cornell Park Drive (Blue Ash)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Contact: Barbara Forbus (513) 469-1188 ext. 3335
Fax: (513) 469-1195
E-Mail:  bforbus@jfscinti.org
Web Address: http://www.jfscinti.org/aging-caregiver-services/resettlement-acculturation/

F.R.E.E. Russian Center (Classes, legal aid, and synagogue services in Russian and Yiddish)
Address: 7685 Reading Road (Roselawn)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
Contact: Rabbi Menachem M. Kalmanson (513) 821-1777
Fax: (513) 821-4440
E-Mail: free@eos.net

Jewish College Students:
Hillel Jewish Student Center
Address: 2615 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Phone: 513.-221-6728
Fax: 513-221-7134
E-mail: email@hillelcincinnati.org
Web Address: http://hillelcincinnati.org/

Assistance Programs

Food Pantry/Delivery:

Cincinnati Hunger Assistance Initiative (CHAI)
(Pesach Delivery Program/Provides free kosher food and household items to needy Jewish families)
Jewish Family Services
Address:11223 Cornell Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Contact: Fran Gafvert (513) 469-1188
Fax: (513) 469-1195
E-Mail: fgafvert@jfscinti.org
Web Address:www.jfscinti.org/vital-services-support/

Meals on Wheels (Kosher meals for shut-ins)
J.C.C. (Jewish Community Center)
Adult Services Department
8485 Ridge Road (Amberley Village- at Reagan Highway)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Contact: Tsippy Gottlieb (513) 761-7500
Fax: (513) 761-0084
Web Address: www.mayersonjcc.org/senior-center/meals/

Job Placement
Jewish Vocational Services (Provides help with resumes, job leads, etc.)
Address: 4300 Rossplain Road (Kenwood)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Phone: (513) 513-6205
Fax: (513) 793-5211
E-Mail: info@jvscinti.org
Web Address: www.jvscinti.org

Agudas Yisrael
Contact: Rabbi A. D. Motzen (513) 530-1364
E-Mail: cincinnati@agudathisrael-mwr.org

Hilb Scholarship Program (Need-based academic scholarships)
Address: 4300 Rossplain Road (Kenwood)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Contact: Pam Smith (513) 347-1564 or 985-0515
Fax: (513) 793-5211
E-Mail: psmith@jvscinti.org
Web Address: www.jvscinti.org/services/student-services/

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati (Funding for synagogues, Jewish organizations and businesses serving Jewish needs)
Address: 8401 Montgomery Road (Kenwood)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Phone: 985-1500
Web Address: www.jewishcincinnati.org

General Resources
www.cincybenefitsinfo.com
This website offers a plethora of resources for just about anything you or others in need can use. Links to all sorts of free/subsidized resources for the financially strapped – tax preparation, computers, cell phones, rent assistance, healthcare, and lots more.

 

Retirement Communities/Group Homes & Social Services

Cedar Village (Independent and Assisted Living Apartments)

Address: 5467 Cedar Village Drive
Mason, Ohio 45040
Sidney Branch Synagogue, Mincha daily, Shabbat services weekly.
Rabbi: Ben Yudinn
Phone: (513) 754-3100
Fax: (513) 336-3174
E-Mail: skorkin@cedar-village.org
Web Address: www.cedar-village.org

Chabad of Southern Ohio Emergency Shelter
Address: 1636 Summit Road (Roselawn)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
Contact: Rabbi Sholom Kalmanson (513) 821-1400
Fax: (513) 821-1400
E-Mail: chabadrabi@aol.com
Web Address: www.chabadoh.org

Halom House (Developmental and mental retardation supportive living)
Address: 1514 Section Road (Roselawn)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
Contact: James W. Steele (513) 761-8339
Fax: (513) 761-3008
E-Mail: halomhouse@fuse.net
Web Address: www.halomhouse.com

Jewish Family Services (Provides counseling for fees based on income)
Address: 11223 Cornell Park Drive (Blue Ash)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Contact: Beth Schwartz (513) 469-1188 ext. 3328
Fax: (513) 469-1195
E-Mail: bschwartz@jfscinti.org
Web Address: www.jfscinti.org

Jewish Libraries/Community Centers

Klau Library (Hebrew Union College- 700,000+ books, ancient manuscripts and genealogy leads. Reserve books online.)
Address: 3101 Clifton Avenue (Clifton)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Address: (513) 221-1875
Fax: (513) 221-0519
Web Address: huc.edu/research/libraries

Mayerson JCC
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Friday & Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Address: 8485 Ridge Road (Amberley Village- at Reagan Highway)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Phone: (513) 761-7500
E-Mail: info@mayersonjcc.org
Web Address: http://www.mayersonjcc.org/

Israel

Israel Aliyah Center

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Address: 4050 Executive Park Drive (Blue Ash)

Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Phone: (513) 985-1520

Fax: (513) 985-1503

Web Address: www.jewishcincinnati.org

 

Israel Bonds

Address: 9403 Kenwood Road D110

Cincinnati, OH 45242

Phone: (513)793-4440

Fax: (513)793-8920

E-mail: sam.lobar@israelbonds.com

Website: www.IsraelBonds.com

Contact: Sam Lobar, Field Representative

 

Travel Links

Kosher Restaurants

“Shamash”: A complete database of kosher restaurants and locations around the world. http://shamash.org/kosher/

Everything Jewish Worldwide

From minyanim to restaurants and anything in-between! www.kosherdelight.com

“Go Daven”

The Worldwide Orthodox Minyan Database of thousands of Minyan Listings, updated daily.

www.godaven.com/

Zemanim

Zemanim times around the world. http://www.myzmanim.com/

Punch in any place by city and country or latitude and longitude. www.kashrut.com/zemanim.

The Yoshon Network Inc

Families who keep yoshon can now network with potential hosts/kashrut organizations for traveling around the world. For information on the mitzvah, and networking opportunities go to: www.yoshonnetwork.org. To look up date codes online, go to: www.Yoshon.com.

Information Services

Online Shiurim
WebYeshiva.org: Yeshivah and shiurim from wherever you are.
For a clip to see what they have to offer, Click Here.
http://www.webyeshiva.org/

Learn Torah.com: Free Emunah Daily 3-minute shiurim for a spiritual boost. https://www.learntorah.com/lt-home.aspx
Jewlight.org:  A wide variety of shiurim, from Divrei Torah essays to MP3 audio. Even some videos from famous speakers like Rabbi Berel Wein and Dr. Lisa Aiken. Enjoy shiurim from locals here in Cincinnati. http://www.jewlight.orgThe Cincinnati Community Kollel: Many shiurim, holiday readers etc., from our own local Kollel! www.cincykollel.org