Baron Hirsch Cemetery


Over the last four years, CAJAC has been coordinating rehabilitation efforts with the staff and leadership of Baron Hirsch Cemetery. In addition to numerous volunteer outings, CAJAC’s efforts have been specifically directed towards two areas of the cemetery: the Zunska Wala Burial Society and Adas Israel Burial Society of Bayonne. […] Read more »

Jewish Cemetery of Central Islip


The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Touro Law Center and the Community Association for Jewish At-Risk Cemeteries (CAJAC) recently announced their partnership to restore Central Islip State Hospital Cemetery, located adjacent to Touro Law Center. The cemetery will be renovated so as to expand access for individuals […] Read more »

Kings Park Jewish Cemetery


Cemeteries always outlive their parent organizations, be it synagogues or other religious orders.  Kings Park Jewish Cemetery is case and point. A once populous Jewish community, this portion of Suffolk County has experienced the outward shift of its Jewish residents.  Remaining behind is a small Jewish cemetery tucked away in […] Read more »

Sherwood Park Cemetery


Sherwood Park is a historically rich Jewish cemetery, approximately one-acre in size and, having reached its full capacity, home to nearly 200 graves.  Many of Sherwood Park’s burials occurred in the 19th century, with the most recent burial occurring in the late 1960’s.  A significant number of the stones extend […] Read more »

Bayside Cemetery

July 29 Bayside tour

Since 2009, CAJAC has played an integral role in the recovery and permanent preservation of Bayside Cemetery, located in Ozone Park, Queens.  Due to a confluence of circumstances, this unique cemetery was  under siege, with nearly 90% of the cemetery completely impenetrable. Thanks to the generosity of UJA-Federation of New […] Read more »