To function as a Jewish burial society for the Jewish communities of Massachusetts.
To honor the dead in accordance with Jewish religious practices, traditions, and beliefs.
To provide for:
Continuity of operation.
Maintenance and security of existing and abandoned cemeteries.
Continuity of leadership in managing and operating Jewish Cemetery Associations.
Responsible administration of the endowment care fund for perpetual operation of Jewish Cemetery Associations.
Joint communal activity for Jewish Cemeteries in Massachusetts to foster, develop, coordinate and participate in joint planning of activities and programs among our members.
Preservation and restoration of Jewish Cemeteries, including the preservation of assets, archives and records.
Informing and educating the public through heightened public awareness of the social, cultural, historic and artistic elements of Jewish cemeteries in Massachusetts; and provide a forum for the discussion of issues affecting and relating to Jewish Cemeteries.
We’ve come a long way in our 30+ year history! Originally we cared for 17 cemeteries (starting in 1984) including five which were abandoned. Now we own and manage 123 Jewish cemeteries (out of 222 in the state). JCAM cares for more than percent of the Jewish cemeteries in Massachusetts. We are also the caretakers of the history of the Jewish communities throughout Massachusetts. We are continually striving to find better methods of providing the highest standard of care and maintenance on Jewish cemeteries in Massachusetts. With our commitment to persevere and with the support of an enlightened community, you can trust that we will uphold our pledge of restoration, preservation and continuity well into the 21st century.
JCAM is the cemetery agency of Chesed shel emeth, but we cannot do it alone. We will need your help. Please continue to read through our web site. Enjoy our story and learn more about the work of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts and the JCAM Charitable Foundation, Inc.
We appreciate our sponsors who help us with our mission to protect and enhance Jewish history through cemetery preservation. If you need help in any of these areas, click below to find information to reach them.
From advance need planning to cemetery and chapel services.
Bankers, and insurance specialists.
Monument design, installation and maintnenance.
Landscape design, maintenance and tree services.
Our wide network of community services.
Specialists in Historic Preservation.