Article Regarding 1914 Dedication of Beth Moshab Z'Kainim, Cincinnati’s Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged


From the Cincinnati Enquirer, September 28, 1914

The Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged Is Staged With Impressive Ceremonies.
The Beth Moshab Z’Kainim, the orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged, at Myrtle avenue, Walnut Hills, was dedication with appropriate exercises yesterday afternoon. The Home has been established for the purpose of taking care of the Jewish aged so that they can pass their declining years in happiness and contentment.
The exercises began with an address from Rabbi A. G. Lesser, who blessed the public for their thoughtfulness in [...] such a home to take care of their old and infirm men and women and live inconformity with their convictions and religious rights.
Mayor Frederick Splegel made the principal address, and took for his subject, “Charity.” He touched on the charity that is characteristic of the Jewish people. He urged the public to contribute liberally to the institution.
Rabbi Levirth, of Atlanta, Ga., made an appeal to the public to contribute support of the institution by making donations and endowing rooms and becoming permanent members of the organization.
The presentation speech was made by Mrs. P. Mincovsky, who represented the Ladies’ Old Home Society, and formally turned the institution over to the keeping of the Board of Directors. She appealed to the board o see that the aims and obligations of the Home shall at all times be lived up to, so that the ideal for which this band of Jewish mothers have been working so long for shall be achieved.
M. Englander acted a spokesman for the Board of Directions in accepting the Home, and promised that the fundamental principles, which the Home was founded, namely, the observance of the orthodox Jewish laws, shall always be maintained, according to the Mosaic regulations. That it will be the policy of the board to make its inmates happy and contented.
Rabbi Margolis, of Cleveland, Ohio, also made an address.
The gold key of the new Home was auctioned off and purchased by M. Goldberg for $375. The institution is clear of all debts. The building is a two-story brick structure and modern in every way, and will accommodate 25 inmates. Mrs. H. F. Levy, founder of the Home, occupied a chair near the speakers’ stand, and when introduced by Dr. R. W. Miller, she was warmly welcomed. The inspection of the building followed the exercises.
The following donations were received yesterday: F. Tenenbaum, $225; Samuel Seven, $150; M. Glas, $150; Ben Schongble, $125; B. Albert, $150; Samuel Schulem, $125; I. Englandle, $133; N. Lach, $230; M. Block, $130; Rosy Mincovsky, $175; George May, $125; Mrs. Hudesh, $125. About 1,000 patrons were present.


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