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January, 2008

JCAM Aims To Start Beit Olam Expansion
Construction Late In The Spring

Wayland, MA--JCAM’s newest endeavor is the 9-acre expansion of the existing Beit Olam Cemetery in Wayland, Massachusetts that was established in 1999. The permitting process with the Town of Wayland is nearly complete, and JCAM expects to begin construction in the late spring.

mapFor the past year JCAM has undertaken an extensive outreach campaign to secure the land that will provide for an additional 7,000 sites for the growing Metrowest Jewish community.

Sites at the new Beit Olam East Cemetery are now available at the current market price after a successful pre-construction, discounted sales drive that lasted from January – May, 2007.

A number of area synagogues will be establishing sections for their communities—something that did not occur during the construction of the original Beit Olam Cemetery.  “This is not only a bold step for JCAM,” said Stanley Kaplan, JCAM Executive Director, “it also demonstrates the vision, dynamism and innovative thinking of the Jewish community.”

The new and existing Beit Olam Cemeteries are not visible from any roadway, offering visitors an unusually secluded, peaceful, and reflective setting. The Beit Olam Cemetery, founded by Sudbury resident and now JCAM Executive Director, Stan Kaplan, will retain its unique concept design reflecting open space landscaping to guide its future development.

The new Beit Olam East Cemetery will continue to serve the Jewish diversity of the community including Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and unaffiliated Interfaith Jewish families For more information you may call the JCAM office at 617-244-6509.