Due to Covid, we are temporarily suspending volunteer cemetery clean-ups.
Please visit this page again for updates.
In keeping with the Jewish tradition to honor the dead, CAJAC represents the organized Jewish community’s consolidated efforts to preserve Jewish cemeteries and to create permanent solutions for ensuring their long-term sustainability. Through a collaboration of volunteers, community leaders and local agencies, CAJAC actively addresses the decline of Jewish cemeteries, frequently spearheading rehabilitation efforts to restore dignity and respect to distressed burial grounds.
A significant amount of our accomplishments are achieved through the hard work and dedication of our volunteers of all ages, who assist in clearing overgrowth, refurbishing weathered gates and railings, effectuating small repairs and most importantly, raising awareness within the Jewish and broader communities.
And we are always looking for more volunteers!
Past volunteers groups have included Yeshivot/Day Schools, youth groups, synagogue groups, as well other motivated individuals. Both individuals and groups can contribute through hands on work in the field as well as behinds the scenes special projects and support.
Participants in this noble work have unanimously attested to how moving and meaningful it has been.
If your group is interested in helping, please contact Rabbi Andrew Schultz, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-574-7057.