JCAM cemeteries are open daily from 8:00 am until dusk. The cemeteries are closed every Shabbat (Saturday) but re-open again on Sunday.
However, in observance of specific Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Pesach, and Shavuot, the cemeteries as well as our business office are closed.
Below are the dates when JCAM cemeteries and offices will be closed.
|Rosh Hashanah||October 3 & 4, 2016 (Monday/Tuesday)|
|Yom Kippur||October 12, 2016 (Wednesday)|
|Sukkot||October 17 & 18, 2016 (Monday/Tuesday)|
|Shemini Atzeret||October 24, 2016 (Monday)|
|Simchat Torah||October 25, 2016 (Tuesday)|
|Pesach||April 11 & 12 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
and April 17& 18, 2017 (Monday & Tuesday)
|Shavuot||May 31 & June 1, 2017 (Wednesday & Thursday)|
In 2014 CNN contacted the JCAM office to find the grave locations of Correspondent John (Spinoza) Berman’s 2nd great-grandparents. CNN learned that JCAM had a cemetery in Melrose originally established by Dutch Jews. John (Spinoza) Berman’s ancestors were Jews from the Netherlands.
As part of a special CNN report on his family roots from Holland to America, John Berman visited the Netherlands Cemetery with his father Gerry Berman to visit his 2nd great-grandparents Rebecca & Benjamin Spinoza. Read more of the story!
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