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JCAM Charitable Foundation Receives Grant
From Massachusetts Historical Commission , Pursues Other

MA SealJCAM is again the recipient of a $50,000 matching grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund – Round 22 as part of the last stages of masonry work to the exterior of the Ohabei Shalom Chapel in East Boston that will be converted into the East Boston Immigration Center. Work will commence in the fall.

JCAM CFJCAM CF hopes to win another grant (proposal recently submitted) from the Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund for another $50,000. This would fund our securing the entire exterior envelope of the Chapel for the next 60 to 80 years. With the exterior completed, JCAM could focus its attention on restoring and refurbishing the interior of the Chapel, bringing us nearer to our goal of establishing the East Boston Immigration Center.

Earlier this year, the JCAM Charitable Foundation received a $40,000 grant from the George B. Henderson Fund and will be eligible to resubmit another proposal for the 2016-2017 grant year in October 2016.


Woburn Restorations

Woburn Cemeteries

Over the last two years, JCAM has been restoring and repairing gates, fences and walls at several Woburn, MA cemeteries. See our slide show of before and after pictures!

Netherland Cemetery Gets Facelift

Melrose, MA -- As we reported in our 2014-15 Annual Report, one of JCAM’s newest merger is the Netherland Cemetery in Melrose. Part of our restoration of this cemetery was to raise many toppled and broken monuments. We brought in master craftsmen to repair, raise and the final step—power washing of all the monuments and markers. Above is a sampling of the before and after pictures of these accomplishments.

The Netherland Cemetery was established by Dutch Jews in 1860 and fell into neglect and disrepair for many years until JCAM took it over in 2015. Now it is dignified, respectful final resting place and a meaningful space for the families to visit.

First JCAM Annual Report Available

First JCAM Annual Report

JCAM issued its first-ever Annual Report that both summarizes accomplishments in fiscal year 2014 into 2015, but also over the last 12 years in reflecting on the success of its mission.

Click here to download the report in PDF!