There are hundreds of Jewish cemeteries and cemetery associations in the Greater New York area. Some are in a run-down physical and administrative condition, with uncertain caretaking arrangements and limited endowments for basic upkeep. Many other cemeteries are at risk of falling to ruin as their resources gradually diminish. CAJAC’s mission is to advance the dignified maintenance of community burial grounds, in keeping with the Jewish tradition of honoring the deceased (“kavod ha-met”).
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CAJAC brings together many dedicated volunteers, community leaders, and professionals to help rehabilitate troubled grounds, and to preserve vital records of Jewish communal life in America.
CAJAC also serves an advisory role, helping synagogues, burial societies, and other custodial institutions maintain their cemeteries and plots. Our group offers discreet consultations on best practices in physical care, administration, regulatory compliance, budgeting, record-keeping, controlling costs, and more. Please contact us for details.