News and Events

Celebrating Our Diversity Together

As you know, on Sunday, November 6th, the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts held its first multicultural, community event at our historic Ohabei Shalom Cemetery on Wordsworth Street in East Boston called “Celebrating Our Diversity Together.” The event was a...

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(JCAM) Dedicates First COVID-19 Memorial

The Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM)Dedicates First COVID-19 Memorial Memorial honors the stories of those lost during the pandemic and their loved ones For immediate Release - 7/16/2020 Boston, MA—In a peaceful corner of Boston, a new granite...

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Save the Date Now

Join us for an important community-wide event on the critical issue of "Securing our Jewish Cemeteries."

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Pre-High Holiday Memorial Service – Baker Street

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

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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”. This is a 2-part event. Friday 9/13 9-11 a.m. & Sunday 9/15 1-3 p.m....

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JCAM Appoints New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Jamie Cotel as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective April 8, 2019. JCAM Appoints New Executive Director Newton, MA - The...

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Recently, there was an unanticipated wind storm that caused destruction to one of JCAM’s cemeteries. These side by side photos show how our team of caretakers worked quickly to remove the trees and restore the cemetery! #jewish #jewishlife


JCAM works hard to make sure its cemeteries are as beautiful for the community. JCAM recently replaced the pathway at Butrimantzy Cemetery and added new plantings and benches.. We appreciate the generosity of the Garnick family, who made this project possible! #jewish #jewishlife

2 Jewish cemeteries in NY have been desecrated, approximately 100 monuments were toppled in an organized act of hate. JCAM stands together with its friends in New York and across the country. Read the article below.

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