Thank You for this New Camden Cemetery Testimonial
Did you know that the JCF helps oversee the two Jewish sections of the New Camden Cemetery at Mt. Ephraim and Ferry Avenues in Camden?
This cemetery dates back to the late 1890s and is the final resting place of more than 1,000 local Jewish community members including many early Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey leaders, war veterans, rabbis, and more.
Recently, we received the following note from a former local resident who now lives outside the community but visits the cemetery on occasion to pay respects to ancestors buried there:
“Whenever I visit the cemetery I wonder what Camden must have been like in the first half of the 20th century. What I will say, however, is that whenever I visit I am always struck by how well-kept and well-groomed the Jewish sections of the cemetery are, especially in light of the fact that the Jewish community left Camden decades ago, and I am very grateful for all of the work that is done to keep it that way.”
We appreciate this feedback and aim to continue ensuring that the grounds are well-maintained. This upkeep is possible via a JCF endowment fund that spins off income that is used to pay for grounds keeping services, thanks in large part to generous donors who have contributed to the fund over many years.
To get involved with helping maintain the cemetery, to provide a donation towards upkeep, to research names of burials, or for any questions about the grounds in general, please visit the JCF website or contact the JCF at 856-673-2528 or firstname.lastname@example.org.