Honoring The Forgotten Children
Schedule a "Cemeteries Are for the Living" Virtual Tour
Directly from the Classroom
|Tour from the classroom!|
JCAM is now offering virtual "Cemeteries Are for the Living" educational tours to synagogue youth and adult education groups directly from the classroom. While this is especially useful during the winter months, when cemetery visitation is difficult, it can be done anytime!
Learn how Jewish cemeteries were established and by whom, what makes a Jewish cemetery Jewish, why we bury sacred materials, and much more. (Physical tours will continue to take place during spring and fall.)
Here's what one teacher had to say about their "virtual" cemetery tour experience: "Thank you for your wonderful and very informative presentation to our fifth grade. You did a professional and age appropriate presentation which we all thoroughly enjoyed. We learned a lot of very important aspects of Jewish tradition. You succeeded in de-mystifying a subject that can be intimidating for young students."
If you would like more information about all of our educational programs, please contact Lisa Berenson at 617-244-6509 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston Jewish Immigration History Project
The oldest Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts lies on a quiet street in East Boston. Members of Boston's first Jewish congregation established the Ohabei Shalom Cemetery in 1844. In 1903, they added its handsome chapel, a Victorian treasure that has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The JCAM Charitable Foundation has mounted a campaign to preserve the Chapel, to document and tell the story of Jewish immigration in greater Boston and to provide a valuable resource to the new immigrant communities who today settle in these same neighborhoods.
The refurbished Chapel will feature a permanent exhibit on Boston's Jewish immigration developed from the text, images and video presented in The Promised Land, a program of the tales of Jewish immigrants presented recently in the Boston area.
For more information regarding the Boston Jewish Immigration History Project, please call JCAM at 617-244-6509 and see the section here on this Web site.
Stained Glass at Ohabei Shalom Chapel in East Boston
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