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general: 1987-88 Guide to Jewish Cemeteries. Published: Newton Centre,
Mass.:Jewish Cemetery Assoc. of Massachusetts

Facility Director: Stanley J. Kaplan, President
Miriam Drukman, Administrator
Address: Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts,
1320 Centre Street, Suite #306
Newton Centre, MA 02159
Phone Number: (617) 244-6509
Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Closed Jewish Holidays.
Directions: The JCAM office is located on Centre Street in
Newton, just north of Newton Centre. Directions to member
cemeteries are provided at the end of this section.
Description of Institution:
The Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) was
founded in 1984 to meet regional needs for cemetery rehabilitation,
management and preservation. To these ends it has focused on
abandoned Jewish cemeteries and has encouraged affiliation by
functioning cemetery associations as a necessary alternative to
dissolution. JCAM has been mentored by the
Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Greater Boston and the
Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. Liasons have been established
with the major Jewish service organizations, cemetery and legal
services. JCAM publications include the annual Guide to Jewish
Cemeteries and a quarterly Newsletter.

Description of Resources:
The JCAM office staff answers telephone and mail (preferred)
inquiries and is responsive to visits. Its database can produce
lists of affiliated cemeteries and names of interred individuals,
often with burial dates. Maps of cemetery sites and burial plot
arrangements exist for many cemeteries. Their archive has become a
valuable resource for people searching for relatives' graves.

JCAM has established a computer database from the records of
individual cemeteries to eventually provide a practical and
historical record of all Jewish burials in the greater Boston area.
The JCAM database currently contains over 40,000 indiviual entries
from 43 cemeteries, split up into five separate databases: West
Roxbury, Woburn, North Shore, Everett and
Framingham/Natick. The database contains records for each cemetery
JCAM manages (but see exceptions below); it does not include those
cemeteries which are privately managed.

[Exceptions: Records of the Plymouth Rock Cemetery in Brockton and
Temple Ohabei Shalom in East Boston are at the JCAM office, but not
in the database. There are no written records for Sons of Benjamin
(Grove Street), Chevra Thillim and Shary Cedeck (Centre Street).
Records for Beth Abraham (Grove Street) are incomplete. For each
individual, the database contains the surname and given name, date
of death (usually), and grave location (cemetery, section and lot
number). For burials since 1984, the database also contains the
name and address of next of kin. Some information on plot
ownership is also available. The types and quality of the data
vary, since the information for each cemetery comes from diverse
original sources. There is no public access to the database; all
inquiries must be made through the JCAM office.

Finding Aids:
JCAM's annual Guide to Jewish Cemeteries lists its member
cemeteries, along with a contact representative for each. The
Guide provides maps and directions to cemetery locations. It also
lists the leading funeral and cemetery service organizations in the
Boston metropolitan area.

Description of Facility:
JCAM has a small one-room office, sharing a suite with the offices
of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts. There is no space for

There is no change for information. Inquiries may be made without
fee, though donations to JCAM are suggested.

Other Resources:
Massachusetts death certificates (available at the Massachusetts

Archives [1841-1900] and the Registry of Vital Records and
Statistics [1901-date], see page ?) list the deceased individual's
burial site. Death certificates should be researched first, to
ascertain the correct cemetery.

Jewish funeral directors in the Boston area include:
Levine Chapels 470 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02146
(Established 1893) (617) 277-8300 1-800-367-3708
Stanetsky Chapels 1668 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
(Established 1892) (617) 232-9300 1-800-842-4280
Schlossberg & Solomon 824 Washington Street, Canton, MA
(617) 828-6990 1-800-828-6993
Goldman Fisher Chapel 174 Ferry Street, Malden, MA
(617) 324-1122 (508) 683-2411
Member Cemeteries:
JCAM members are divided into two categories: Constituent members
are Jewish cemeteries which have merged assets and liabilities,
including all property and archives, into JCAM. Sustaining members
are independent cemetery associations that support the concepts of
JCAM with their membership. Several sustaining members contract
for one or more of the
management services offered by JCAM; they are indicated in the list
below with an asterisk.

Ahavath Achim /
Anshe Sfard of Chelsea Lynn (Lake Shore Rd.) *
Anshe Dowig Association Centre St., West Roxbury
Bessarabian Everett (Fuller St.)
Beth Abraham Grove St., West Roxbury
Beth Joseph #1 (Ohel Torah) Woburn
Beth Joesph #2 Woburn
Beth Joseph #3 Woburn
Bresna Centre St., West Roxbury
Butrimantzy Baker St., West Roxbury
Chevra Chai Odom Everett (Fuller St.)
Chevra Thillim Centre St., West Roxbury
Congregation Beth Israel Centre St., West Roxbury
Congregation Chai Odom Centre St., West Roxbury
Farband (Jewish Nat'l Workers Alliance) Danvers (Buxton Rd.)
Guard of Moses Everett (Fuller St.)
Hebrew Progressive Grove St., West Roxbury
Hebrew Volin Baker St., West Roxbury
IMAS Cemeteries: Roxbury Lodge /
Sons of Abraham / Zviller Baker St., West Roxbury
Independent Pride of Boston Baker St., West Roxbury, and Woburn
Independent Workmen's Circle Baker St., West Roxbury
Kehillath Jacob Baker St., West Roxbury
King Solomon Memorial Park Centre St., West Roxbury
Knights of Zaslav Everett
Kopiagorod Baker St., West Roxbury
Kovner Baker St., West Roxbury
Liberty Progressive Everett (Fuller St.)
Lynn Hebrew Benevolent Society Wakefield (North Ave.)
Maplewood / Lebanon Street Malden
Meretz Woburn
Mishna of Chelsea Everett (Fuller St.)
Olita Baker St., West Roxbury
Onikchty Society Melrose (Route 99)
Ostro Hebrew Marshoe Baker St., West Roxbury
Polonnoe Baker St., West Roxbury
Pultusker Baker St., West Roxbury
Roumanian American Danvers (Buxton Road)
Sharei Sedeck Centre St., West Roxbury
Shari Jerusalem Grove St., West Roxbury
Sons of Benjamin Grove St., West Roxbury
Vilkomer Melrose (Route 99)
Workmen's Circle Melrose (Route 99), and Peabody
(Route 114)


Abramson Baker St., West Roxbury
Adath Jeshrun (1) Grove St., West Roxbury
Agudas Achim Brockton
Agudas Achim Woburn
Agudas Shalom Everett
Agudath Israel Baker St., West Roxbury
Ahabat Shalom Danvers
Ahavas Achim Anshe Sfard Everett
American Austrian Woburn
American Friendship Baker St., West Roxbury
Amos Lodge #27 B'nai Brith Wakefield
Anshe Sfard of Lynn Danvers
Atereth Israel Baker St., West Roxbury
Beth El Baker St., West Roxbury
Beth Israel Everett
*Beth Israel Memorial Park Waltham (South St.)
Beth Israel of Malden North Reading
*Boylston Lodge Memorial Park Baker St., West Roxbury
Chevra Kadusha of Boston Woburn
*Chevra Mishnais / Agudas Achim Woburn
*Chevra Shaas Baker St., West Roxbury
Chevra Thillim / Boston & Chelsea Everett
Chevra Thillim of Malden Everett
Cong. Anshei Sfard Baker St., West Roxbury
Crawford Street Baker St., West Roxbury
David Vicor Cholim Baker St., West Roxbury
Dorchester Hebrew Helping Hand Everett
Ezrath Israel of Malden Danvers
*Framingham-Natick Hebrew Natick (Windsor Ave.)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Baker St., West Roxbury
Hadrath Israel Melrose
Independent Golden Crown Woburn
Jewish Benevolent Grove St., West Roxbury
Jewish Civil Service Grove St., West Roxbury
Jewish Community Center / Chelsea Danvers
*Jewish Deedholders Everett (Fuller St.)
Kaminker Baker St., West Roxbury
Kenesseth Israel Woburn
Klevaner Everett
Knights of Liberty Woburn
*Lawrence Avenue Baker St., West Roxbury
Lebanon - Tifereth Israel Peabody (Route 128)
Linas Hatzedek #1 Everett
Maple Hill Peabody (Route 114)
Mishkan Tefilan Memorial Park Centre St., West Roxbury
*Mohliver Baker St., West Roxbury
*Montifiore Cemeteries Everett and Woburn
Moses Mendelsohn Grove St., West Roxbury, and Randolph
Netzah Israel Everett
North Russell Street Shul Everett
Ohavi Sedeck Grove St., West Roxbury
*Plymouth Rock Brockton
*Poali Zedeck Everett (Fuller St.)
*Pride of Boston Woburn
Pride of Brockton Brockton
Pride of Jacob Grove St., West Roxbury
Pride of Lynn Lynn
Puritan Baker St., West Roxbury
Quincy Hebrew Society Baker St., West Roxbury
Roxbury Mutual Society Woburn
Sharah Tfilo Baker St., West Roxbury
Shari Jerusalem Woburn
Sharon Memorial Park Sharon
Shepetovka Baker St., West Roxbury
Sons of Abraham Baker St., West Roxbury
Staro Konstantinov Baker St., West Roxbury
Stepiner Baker St., West Roxbury
Temple B'nai Brith of Somerville Peabody
Temple B'nai Brith of Springfield Springfield
Temple Beth Shalom of Cambridge Everett
Temple Beth Shalom of Peabody Danvers
Temple Emanuel of Newton Randolph
Temple Emeth Memorial Park Baker St., West Roxbury
Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea Danvers
Temple Israel (Adath Israel) Wakefield
Temple Israel Burial Society Everett
*Temple Ohabei Shalom East Boston (Wordsworth St.)
Temple Reyim (Lindwood Mem. Park) Randolph
Temple Shalom of Medford Peabody (Route 128)
Tifereth Israel Grove St., West Roxbury
Tifereth Israel of Everett Everett
Vilno Baker St., West Roxbury
Woburn Hebrew Center Woburn
Young Israel of Brookline Grove St., West Roxbury
Zviller Baker St., West Roxbury

* Member Cemeteries managed by JCAM

Total of 126 cemeteries -- 41 constituent members, 85 sustaining
members (including 14 cemeteries managed by JCAM).

Synagogues and their Corresponding Cemeteries:

The first Jewish cemetery in the Boston area was that of Temple
Ohabei Shalom in East Boston, founded in 1844. The cemetery
complexes on Grove and Centre Streets in West Roxbury were begun in
the mid 1880s. The Woburn cemeteries were opened in the late
1890s. The cemeteries on Baker Street in West Roxbury and those in
Everett were opened in the 1920s. All the other cemetery complexes
were developed in the early twentieth century.

The early cemeteries were founded by diverse groups. Some were
congregational cemeteries, but many others were started by other
types of organizations: landsmanshaftn (associations of people from
the same European ancestral town), labor unions, fraternal and
charitable organizations.

Many synagogues used a particular cemetery. The following table
shows some synagogues and the cemetery which the congregation used.

Shul Shul LocationCemetery Cemetery Location
Ashkenaze Shul Cambridge Temple Beth Shalom Everett
Baldwin Place North End Cong. Beth Israel Centre St.
Blue Hill Avenue Roxbury Adath Jeshrun Grove St.
Chambers Street West End Beth Joseph 3 (Vilna) Woburn
Chestnut Street Chelsea Linas Hatzedek #1 Everett
Crawford Street Roxbury Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Baker
Elm Street Chelsea Ahavas Achim / Anshe Sfard Lynn
Emerald Street South End Knesseth Israel Woburn
Fessenden Street Mattapan Kehillath Jacob Baker St.
Fowler Street Dorchester Beth El Baker St.
Haskins Street Roxbury Anshe Sfard Baker St.
Kehillath Israel Brookline Lindwood Memorial Park
Lawrence Avenue Roxbury New Palestine Baker St.
Moreland Street Roxbury Atereth Israel Baker St.
Nightingale St. Dorchester Congregation Chai Odom Centre St.
No. Russell St. West End Chevra Thillim / Anshe Sfard Woburn
Otisfield Street Roxbury Shara Tfilo Baker St.
Poplar Street West End Agudath Achim Woburn
Seaver Street Roxbury Mishkan Tefilah Centre St.
Shurtleff Street Chelsea Mishna of Chelsea Everett
Temple Beth El Chelmsford Lowell Community Center
Temple Reyim Newton Lindwood Memorial Park
Temple Emanuel Newton Lindwood Memorial Park
Third Street Chelsea Linas Hatzedek #1 Everett
Wall Street West End Beth Jacob Woburn
Walnut Street Chelsea Agudas Shalom Everett
Walnut Avenue Revere Ahavas Achim Everett
Woodrow Ave. (Litvash) Dorchester Hadrath Israel
Woodrow Avenue Dorchester Agudath Israel Baker St.

Directions to Cemeteries:

West Roxbury:
Baker Street
From Route 128 (I-95) take Exit 15A (Dedham). Take Route 1 North
for 3.2 miles to VFW Parkway. Continue 1 mile, then turn left onto
Baker Street. Go « mile to Cemeteries on left.

Centre Street
From Route 128 (I-95) take Exit 15A (Dedham). Take Route 1 North
for 1.7 miles, bear right onto
Washington Street. Go « mile, then left onto Curve Street. Follow
1/3 mile. Cemeteries on left.

Grove Street
From Route 128 (I-95) take Exit 15A (Dedham). Take Route 1 North
for 1.7 miles, bear right onto
Washington Street. Go 1 mile, then right onto Grove Street. Go ¬
mile, then left at Jeshrun Road.

From the North, exit off Route 128 onto Route 1 South. Go to first
traffic light, then left onto Route
129. From the South, take Route 128 to Route 129 East (Lynnfield
Street). Follow Route 129 three
miles to Wyoma Street. Take left onto Broadway. Go past St.
Joseph Cemetery, turn left onto Bay
State Road, then left again onto Lakeshore Road and to cemeteries
at end.

From the South, go over the Mystic River Bridge onto Route 1 North.
Go 6 miles. Exit at "Essex
Street - Melrose". Go over Route 1 and back onto Route 1 South.
From the North, take Route 128
to Route 1 South. Bear right off Route 1 South onto Route 99. Go
1/3 mile to cemeteries on both
sides of the road.

From Route 93 take Exit 36 "Montvale Ave.", left at end under Route
93, then 1/3 mile to light.
Take left onto Washington Street. Cemeteries are 1/3 mile on

From the South, go over the Mystic River Bridge onto Route 1 North.
From the North, take Route
128 to Route 1 South. Exit from Route 1 at "Sargent St." (Revere).
Go right (under Route 1) to
end. Then take right and next left onto Fuller Street. Cemeteries
are off roadways on right.

Take Route 128 to Exit 39 ("North Ave. - Wakefield"). Cemeteries
are one mile on the left, before
the lake.

Peabody (128):
On Route 128 North, travel past the Route 114 overpass. Go several
hundred yards, then turn right
off Route 128 to cemeteries.

Peabody (114):
From Route 128 North, exit at Route 114 East ("Peabody - Salem").
At the first traffic light turn
left onto Esquire Road and go to end. Turn left and follow as road
bears right. Cemeteries directly

Take Route 128 onto Route 1 North. Exit at Route 114 West
("Middleton"). Go one mile, then turn
left at "Jewish Cemetery" sign. Follow road to cemeteries.

Take Route 128 to Exit 5A (Rte 28 South "Randolph"). Go 2 miles,
past Temple Beth Am, then
turn left onto Liberty Street. Follow to end. Turn left onto
North Street. Cemetery entrance is ¬
mile on the right.

Framingham / Natick:
Take Route 9 to Route 27 South. Follow Route 27 through Natick
Center (Jct Rte 135) and take
first right onto Pond Street. Follow Pond Street to Lakeview Ave.
Left onto Lakeview, then left
onto Windsor Ave. The cemetery is a short way up on the left side
of Windsor Ave.

Take Route 24 to Route 123 West. Make left at lights onto Pearl
Street. Plymouth Rock Cemetery
is ¬ mile on the right.

Take Route 128 to Exit 2A (Rte 138 "Stoughton"). Go « mile, then
bear right at the first light onto
Washington Street. Go three miles through Canton Center, then turn
right onto High Street. Proceed
over a railroad bridge, past Knollwood Memorial Park and turn right
onto Dedham Street. Main
Cemetery entrance is the next right.

From Route 128, take Exit 24 (Route 30). If exiting from north,
take Route 30 West over Route
128 and turn right at traffic light onto South Street. If exiting
from south, go straight at trafftic
light, crossing Route 30 onto South Street. Follow signs to
Brandeis University. Beth Israel
Memorial Park is located on right side of road beyond Brandeis
University, before Waltham-Weston

East Boston:
Exit Callahan Tunnel and take hard right turn onto Parker Street to
end. Turn left onto Chelsea
Street, go 0.6 miles and bear right onto Bennington Street (Route
140 North). Go .7 miles to
Wordsworth Street. Turn right onto Wordsworth, go to end. Temple
Ohabei Shalom Cemetery is
on right. Use the last gate on right. Gate opens towards street
by pulling up on white handle.

(1) This was submitted by an individual about this cemtery: the
congregation has disbanded, but the cemetery is admistered by the
Adath Jerurun Cemtery Association, Inc. As of 1980 the executive
director was Jack J. Gilman. The assoc. address was 350 Grove
Street West Roxbury, Mass. phone # 325-1984

*from David Rosen:
Pride of Lynn Cemetery, Lakeshore road, Lynn, MA, Essex County.
Used from 1921 to date. 2896 burials as of 11/16/93. Operated by
Pride of Lynn Cemetery Corp. c/o Atty Herman Newburg, 156 Broad
St., Lynn, MA David Rosen entered the historical data and
maintains current records. Phone # 617-742-5640 Compuserve ID
72426,1553 Records often incl. good geneologic infromation.

HAVERHILL: Children of Israel Cemetery; Treasurer (has records) Bernard
Gofstein, 66 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830 508-372-3710
size about 1500 and still active; not affiliated with any synagogue
located on outside of Heverhill near birthplace John Greenleaf
Whitier. (about 35 miles from Boston)

NORTHBOROUGH: Judah Monis grave, triangular green behind old
Congregational Church, 1 burial, from Postal & Koppman "Jewish
Tourist's Guide to U.S." (Jewish Publ. Soc., Phila., PA 1954),

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