Upcoming JCAM Events

August 25 – Annual BOE Walking Tour & Sale – 2-4 p.m. - Wayland

In recognition of JCAM’s 36th year serving Greater Boston’s Jewish Community, we are extending to participants our double “Chai” discounts.

$360 DISCOUNT ON THE PURCHASE OF 2-SITES (Additional sites take $180 off each grave)

LEGACY WALL MEMORIAL STONES RECEIVE $360 OFF OF EACH 6”x8” MEMORIAL STONE PURCHASED

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September 8 – BOE Pre-High Holiday Memorial Service at the Legacy Wall

This year we will hold the service at the Beit Olam East Legacy Wall instead of the original Beit Olam. Rabbi Louis Polisson of Congregation Or Atid will officiate at 11:00 a.m.

September 13 & September 15 – JCAM Mitzvah Days – Community Genizah

Looking for Hebrew readers (adults & teens) to assist in sorting through mounds of sacred materials prior to book burial. Need people to help box items, discard items not deemed “Shemot”. Location: Baker Street Cemeteries – Sons of Abraham Chapel. This is a 2-part event. Friday 9/13 9-11 a.m. & Sunday 9/15 1-3 p.m. Snacks will be provided.

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September 22 – Pre-High Holiday Memorial Service – Baker Street

This year we will hold the first memorial service at the Baker Street Cemeteries in West Roxbury. Rabbi David Grossman of Temple Shalom of Hull will officiate at 11:00 a.m.

October 6 – Cemetery Restoration Workshop – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

We will be demonstrating to participants how to halachically reset small monuments that are tilting or sunken. Also will have participants the proper way to clean monuments with an environmentally friendly solution. Snacks/drinks will be provided. Location: Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground - Malden.

November 7 – JCAM Celebrates 36 Years - Fundraiser & Silent Auction Florence & Chafetz BU Hillel House - 213 Bay State Rd. Boston

A lively cocktail hour (open bar) with plentiful hors d’oeurves will set the stage for a sparkling evening in celebration of JCAM’s 36th year! Participants will have a chance to bid on the many items at our auction table. Speakers from CJP and the ADL will be addressing the growing concern over hate crimes committed against Jewish institutions, included Jewish cemeteries. Since 1984 JCAM remains committed to the preservation and maintenance of Jewish cemeteries in Massachusetts. Our Charitable Foundation raises funds for educational and historical purposes as well as community needs projects and programs.

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Jewish Cemetery News Around the World

News1

Neglect on Chicago's South Side

Hidden on the other side of one of Chicago’s best-known cemeteries lies a broken picket fence and another graveyard where few, it would seem, are watching — except perhaps the ghosts of the hundreds of Jewish people buried there….
Read the whole story in The Chicgo Sun Times...

News2

Morocco restoring Jewish heritage at King's Command

Many Jews still coexist peacefully with Muslims in North African country despite decimated numbers.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI is bucking cultural trends in the Arab world by making efforts to revive the Muslim-majority country's Jewish heritage. Over 160 Jewish cemeteries have been uncovered, restored and cleaned up at the monarch's command, while former Jewish schools have been renovated, and original names reinstated at Jewish neighborhoods, according to an opinion piece in The New York Times.

Read the whole story in LaCroix International

News3

Save the planet, don’t cremate, says this Jewish cemetery

The soul is about to go on this amazing final journey and basically have its final day of atonement,” he said in an interview at the new Jewish cemetery he founded here this year. “We’re very much aware of the fact that the body and soul are partners for life. The body is now useless, but in reality the soul isn’t just going to move on and cast it aside. The soul needs the body to be taken care of properly, even after death.”

That’s the idea behind Lyons’ new venture, the South Florida Jewish Cemetery in Palm Beach County, which he advertises as both trendy and radically traditional: In an age when a majority of Americans opt for cremation, he is asking Jews to bury their dead the way Jewish tradition has commanded for millennia.
Read the whole story in Jewish Telegraphic Agency...





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