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Kol HaKavod - With All Respect

Newsletter Issue 4 – Published May 1, 2013


Bricks with names, DOD, Age
Memorial bricks will be installed along both sides of walkway.

'Brick-by-Brick'  Campaign
Connects Generation-to-Generation   

Memorializing the Forgotten Children 


"By paying tribute to those who came before us, we dignify our lives too. They are apart of us, we apart of them...and the covenant passes from generation to generation."

Stan Kaplan, Executive Director,

Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts


In our last issue of Kol HaKavod, we introduced our "Brick by Brick" campaign honoring the forgotten children at the Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground in Malden -- the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts (1851).

Our "Brick by Brick" memorial campaign is part of our $100,000 effort to restore this cemetery that was the primary site for indigent Jewish immigrant burials at the turn of the 20th century.

Issue 4
May 1, 2013
(21 Iyyar, 5773)
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of the JCAM Charitable Foundation, Inc.
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to the development, investment and disbursement
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Most of the 1,400 interred here are children, many who were victims of common childhood diseases. Today, because of medical advances and inoculations, diseases such as measles, mumps, influenza, or whooping cough to name a few, have largely been eradicated.

We appeal to you to join the growing list of donors who already have sponsored a child resting in an unmarked grave with a donation for an inscribed memorial brick. The outpouring of kindness and interest in this "mitzvah" project from the community has been wonderful, but we still are far from our goal of ensuring each forgotten child will have a memorial brick inscribed with their name.  

Top: New marker at the entry gate; and Memorial Sculpture to the "Forgotten Children."

If you have not yet sponsored a forgotten child, you may choose a name to be inscribed by clicking here to view the list of names, or have us choose a name for you at random. Donations can be made online at our Web site, or you can download a Brick-By-Brick donation form and mail it in with your contribution.

Your donation of $118 per brick ensures that a child resting in an unmarked grave will be forever memorialized. Their name will be inscribed on a brick that will line the walkway of this historic cemetery leading to a children's memorial garden. This act of loving-kindness dignifies the life of a forgotten child and helps us restore this once abandoned Jewish cemetery.

For more detailed information about the JCAM Charitable Foundation's plans for this historic cemetery, please see the story on our Web site from coverage in The Jewish Advocate. Also watch my interview with Rabbi Ronne Friedman (Temple Israel in Boston) on the Ch. 7 Sunday show "Jewish Perspectives" regarding this restoration project. 

Please share this newsletter with anyone who might be interested in learning more about the Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground and the work of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts.



Stan Kaplan
Executive Director





Remembering 1,400 Jewish Souls...

SAVE THE DATE – September 22, 2013!

Join the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts
Boston's Jewish Community
for a day of
Remembrance and Rededication




Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.

Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground Lebanon Street, Malden, MA


Please mark your calendars and join us as we honor and dignify

those resting at this once-forgotten Jewish cemetery.

  • See the newly installed Children's Memorial Garden, dedicated to the long-forgotten children resting in unmarked graves.
  • Learn about the history of the second-oldest Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts (1851).
  • See our new entrance gate and walkway, lined with the names of the forgotten children inscribed on brick markers.
  • Listen to leaders of the Jewish community, CJP, City of Malden representatives, and other invited dignitaries address the importance of preserving our past.
  • Be a part of this important rededication service and show your support for the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts!

A formal invitation with directions will be forthcoming.



There are more than 1,200 children (under 20 years old) buried at the Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground in Malden, MA – most without a marker or headstone.

You can honor their memory by sponsoring a brick that will line the new walkway through the cemetery.


Sculpture of Forgotten Children



Click here to see a full list of the children under 20 resting at the cemetery.