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The Jewish Community - The City at Large

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The Jewish Community

We hope to bring you more information very soon.

But in the meantime, here's a link to a PDF with information about kosher food, minyanim, the eruv, and the mikveh: Community info

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The City at Large

Cincinnati (municipal web site) is the hub of Ohio's largest metropolitan area, with more than 2.1 million residents. It is a relatively quiet and sometimes conservative Midwestern city in Hamilton County, the southwestern corner of Ohio.

The Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods are just outside the city limits in Amberley Village (municipal web site) and Golf Manor (municipal web site), but there are also a growing number of observant Jews in the northern suburbs of Blue Ash (municipal web site), Mason (municipal web site), and Deerfield Township (municipal web site) - where the Kollel has its Retreat Center.

Major corporations with a presence in Cincinnati include Procter and Gamble, GE Aviation, Fith Third Bank, Macy's Inc., Chiquita Brands, and U. S. Playing Card (makers of the famous "most wanted" deck from the second Gulf War).

There are some excellent hospitals in Cincinnati, including Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, with world-renowned specialists in fields such as otolaryngology and gastroenterology; the Shriner's Hospital for Children, which specializes in the treatment of burns, cleft lip/palate, and other skin problems; University Hospital, which is the major regional trauma center; and Good Samaritan Hospital ("Good Sam"), home of the Seton Center for High-Risk Obstetrics.

Local universities include Xavier, Northern Kentucky University, Miami University (in Oxford, about an hour north), and, of course, the University of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati has major league baseball and football teams.

If you're interested in sightseeing, there's plenty to do - especially if the weather's nice. The local Convention and Visitor's Bureau and Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. have information about lots of things to do and see. And here's a list of some of our favorites:

  • There are many great parks both in Cincinnati and in the rest of Hamilton County, with hiking, boating, camping, and water play.

  • The Loveland Bike Trail is over 70 miles long and scenic; plans are to eventually extend it downtown.

  • Cincinnati has a very nice zoo.

  • Across the river, in Covington, Kentucky, is the Newport Aquarium. (You can walk across the "Purple People Bridge" to get there.)

  • The Museum Center has children's, history, and science museums, and an IMAX Theater. It's in what used to be Union Terminal, a beautiful Art Deco landmark.

  • Jungle Jim's is probably the most offbeat grocery store you'll ever see. Besides having food from all over the world, there are live fish, statues that sing, restrooms in disguise, and more!

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