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Growing Cincinnati's Modern Orthodox community one family at a time

Ohr Torah Announces Three General Studies Teacher Positions

Ohr Torah Cincinnati has announced they have three new full-time job openings for the 2019-2020 school year, primarily to meet the needs of their continued, measured growth. They are looking for A lead lower elementary general studies teacher A lead upper elementary general studies teacher An assistant lower elementary general studies teacher Lead lower elementary general …

Understanding Our Target Demographic

In any new venture, it’s important to understand one’s target demographic. This is certainly the case with the field of Modern Orthodox recruitment and to get a sense of what this target demographic is looking for (and not looking for) in a community. Fortunately, there is a study out there that did just that. Over …

Target Demographic Groups

Who are our main target demographics? While our target demographics are individuals and families who are either Modern Orthodox or adjacent (to either the right or the left), we could be satisfied with simply casting a wide net and see who wants to move to Cincinnati. However, I believe there are three main groups within …

Embarking on the Second Quarter

Today marks the first day of the second quarter of my work with MOve2CINCY, meaning it’s also the end of the first quarter. While there will be many quarters that will be similar to each other, none will be like the first quarter. The first three months on the job with MOve2CINCY not only involved …

Press Release Announcing Launch of MOve2CINCY

Today, MOve2CINCY is now formally announcing its launch to the world beyond Cincinnati with the following press release (pdf available here): FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabbi Drew Kaplan MOve2CINCY@gmail.com New Initiative Launched to Grow Cincinnati’s Modern Orthodox Community Cincinnati Modern Orthodox Growth Project Hires First Professional Cincinnati, OH (October 22, 2018) – A dedicated group …

Helping Modern Orthodox Jews Move to Cincinnati

A common area of confusion that arises in my conversations around Cincinnati that I need to clarify is concerning the demographics, their schooling, and/or their synagogue affiliation.  Our mission, as stated on our About page, is growing the Modern Orthodox population in Cincinnati through both retention and recruitment of Modern Orthodox families. In other words: this …

Who Are the Modern Orthodox? A Survey of Studies

In my initial rounds of meetings with people on the job, I largely had been meeting with either Modern Orthodox people in Cincinnati, rabbis, and other well-involved Jewish community leaders. However, recently, I have begun meeting with people beyond those cohorts and have been receiving the question of who are the Modern Orthodox? What are …

First Two Months (& First Post)

How does one start any social entrepreneurial project? Simple: by meeting people. This is especially true when starting in an entirely new city. Thus, from the beginning of August up through Rosh HaShanah, my work as the director of engagement and development for MOve2CINCY heavily focused on getting a lay of the land here in Cincinnati, …