JCAM Partners with MIRA Coalition in Shared Vision
of Historic Malden Cemetery
A sizeable crowd attended a ceremony Sunday, September 22, 2013 on Lebanon Street, Malden – closed for the occasion – to rededicate the Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground, the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts.
The Malden Mayor and the State Treasurer along with other civic and religious leaders from the community spoke and lead prayers in honor of the restoration of the cemetery that had become undignified. It was restored to dignity and honors the nearly 1,200 children buried there who succumbed in the early 1900s to illnesses we treat routinely today.
The JCAM campaign to raise funds for the restoration of the Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground continues and honorsthe more than 1,200 children under 20 years old who are buried there by placing memorial bricks bearing their name, age, and date of death. Please sponsor a brick – for $118 each – to restore and dignify the memory of these many long-forgotten souls interred mostly without any marker or headstone.
You may select a name to honor from the list online, or have JCAM pick an honoree. This is an historic opportunity to symbolically mark and honor the name of a Jewish child – a great mitzvah, appropriate for the holiday season.
Please be generous and donate today.
JCAM hopes to raise $100,000 to continue the restoration and memorial.
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.
IN THE NEWS: Times of Israel features Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground in December article. Read the full story
Rededication of Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground in Malden, MA; Sept. 2013
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Also, sponsor a memorial brick to honor one of the "Forgotten Children" resting there without markers.
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