New Camden Cemetery
Some volunteers from the 2015 Mitzvah Day at New Camden Cemetery pause after completing two key projects. Click to read more on the JCF Blog.
Looking to Search Gravestones at New Camden Cemetery?
If you are looking for a loved one buried in the Jewish section of New Camden Cemetery, please click here to visit BillionGraves.com, where you can search for names of the deceased. (Note: After clicking, 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.)
Looking for information about the larger, secular section of New Camden Cemetery?
Try calling the City of Camden at 856-757-7362 or click here to access their database.
The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc., amongst 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.
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 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 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 note that the availability of the contractor varies, so it may take some time to have the stones righted. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the cemetery.