JCAM is a non-profit Jewish cemetery association that owns and manages more than 100 Jewish cemeteries in the Greater Boston area.
The Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) is expanding its Beit Olam Cemetery with the purchase of nine (9) additional acres of land surrounding the existing cemetery in Wayland, Massachusetts. The Beit Olam Cemetery, founded in 1999 with 2,000 sites, is nearly at capacity today albeit the cemetery was originally projected to sustain lot sales for 30 years. The Cemetery reached capacity 23 years ahead of schedule largely due to the growing interfaith Jewish community in the area.
“JCAM's outreach to the diverse Jewish community in MetroWest generated far more demand for the cemetery than predicted, advancing the need for additional cemetery land,” said JCAM's Executive Director, Stan Kaplan. Reform, Conservative and Interfaith Jewish families will all have access to an additional 7,700 sites now available for purchase.
JCAM The Beit Olam Cemetery is not visible from any roadway, offering its visitors an unusually secluded, peaceful, 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. For information on purchasing sites at the new East Beit Olam Cemetery, please contact Lisa Berenson at 617-244-6509.