New Camden Cemetery

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Overhead map of New Camden Cemetery with

Searching for Gravestones at New Camden Cemetery?

 

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Step 1: Locating a Gravestone

  • For Jewish burials:

    • If your loved one would have been buried in the Jewish section of New Camden Cemetery, please click here to visit BillionGraves.com.

    • Note: After clicking the link, a new window will open to go to BillionGraves.com, which is not affiliated with the JCF, and you may need to enter an email address to utilize the site.

    • Over 90% of the Jewish burials in this cemetery will be listed in the database. 

    • For any further questions, please email us and we will respond to you within two business days. For assistance in locating a grave, please include the name of the deceased and the year (or approximate year) of death, if known. 

  • For non-Jewish burials:

    • Please note that the JCF only oversees the Jewish section of New Camden Cemetery as described above, which is less than a quarter of the entire property.

    • If your loved one would have been buried in the secular (non-Jewish) section of New Camden Cemetery, please try calling the City of Camden's Public Works Department, which oversees the rest of the cemetery outside of the Jewish section. The number to call to locate graves in the secular section is 856-757-7362. For contact information for other cemeteries in Camden, click here.

Step 2: Visiting the Cemetery

The New Camden Cemetery is open year-round for visitors. 

If you have located the gravestone(s) you are planning to visit, please click here to view the overhead map of the cemetery's 10 sections. The Jewish sections are located in fenced-in parcels in Sections D & J.

 

 

About the New Camden Cemetery

The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc., among our normal daily activities of administering endowment funds, also has the unique and venerable task of overseeing a part of Southern New Jersey Jewish history: the Jewish portion of New Camden Cemetery.

 

Located in Camden at the Northeast corner of Ferry Ave. and Mt. Ephraim Ave., the New Camden Cemetery has been in existence for over 100 years, with tombstones dating back to the 1890s, and is believed to be one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Southern New Jersey. Many local leaders, veterans (of which there are approximately 20), and other community members from a variety of backgrounds have been interred there over the years.

 

The Jewish section of the cemetery, which is fenced-in from the broader portion of the cemetery and amounts to about two acres in total, has been managed by various organizations over the years, with the JCF ultimately taking over management in the 1990s. 

 

The JCF pays for basic maintenance expenses for the cemetery. This includes cutting the grass, removing debris, addressing fallen headstones, and other related tasks. We appreciate any contributions to help ensure that the cemetery remains in good shape both now and for future generations. We also appreciate the help of volunteers for important projects.

 

For cemetery-related questions, please email us or call 856-673-2528.

 

To make a donation to benefit the New Camden Cemetery Endowment Fund, click below or mail a check to JCF, Inc., 1301 Springdale Rd., Suite 200, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, and indicate "NCC" in the memo.

THANK YOU!

The New Camden Cemetery is located at:

 

Mt. Ephraim Ave. & Ferry Ave.

(also bordered by Sayrs Ave. and Hallowell Ln.)

Camden, NJ 08107

 

 

Notes about New Camden Cemetery

 

  • If you are interested in holding a community service mitzvah project to help with cemetery upkeep, please email the JCF and somebody will get back to you to discuss in more detail. Thank you!

  • The total property that the JCF oversees amounts to about two acres.

 

  • There are two fenced-in rectangular sections that the JCF oversees, which are carved out of a much larger cemetery that is overseen by the City of Camden.

 

  • These Jewish sections run alongside Ferry Avenue. There is plenty of parking along the perimeter of these sections.

 

  • The main entrance to the entire cemetery is on Mt. Ephraim Avenue. The two Jewish sections are on the right side of the property when you enter and separated by an unfenced, secular section.

 

  • Several organizations have sections at the cemetery. The "old" section, which is the at the corner of Mt. Ephraim & Ferry Aves was established for Congregation Sons of Israel constituents. The "new" section has been used by organizations such as Congregation Sons of Israel, Progress Lodge, and Workmen's Circle. There is also a prayer book burial section.

 

  • Occasional burials are still held at the cemetery.

 

  • Some of the gravestones may be difficult to read after wearing away over time. We discourage visitors from making contact with the gravestones as many techniques can be damaging. Instead, try shining a flashlight to the side of the stone to help you see the indentations more clearly, or try wetting the stone with water, which may also help bring out the contrast. 

 

  • The gates at the cemetery do not lock, so you may enter freely as needed, but please use extreme caution whenever visiting the cemetery. Over time, some of the graves may have sunken in, or headstones can topple over.

 

  • The JCF utilizes the services of a local contractor, so if gravestones have fallen, we can contact the contractor to right them. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.