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JCANA is devoted to the sanctity and continuity of Jewish cemeteries in honor of our ancestors and future generations. We raise awareness and provide resources to sustain and preserve Jewish cemeteries.

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L’dor v’dor.

The time
has come to
safeguard our
sacred burial

JCANA is here to prevent future abandonment and serve as a clearinghouse for the perpetuity of Jewish burial practices in accordance with Jewish law and custom. When we pay tribute to those who came before us, we dignify the meaning of our lives too. They a part of us, we a part of them and so the covenant passes from generation to generation, l’dor v’dor.

Our Executive Board

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    • Amy Koplow

      Hebrew Free Burial Assocation

      New York, NY



      • Jamie H. Cotel

        Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts

        Newton, MA

      • Lisa K. Vaeth

        Association of Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Hartford

        Hartford, CT

      • Mike Wasserman

        Jewish Cemetery Management Corp in the Heart of New Jersey

        South River, NJ

      Director Emeritus:

      • Ralph Zuckman

      • Stanley Kaplan

      • William Draimin z"l

      Members can connect
      through our forum.

      JCANA members can join our forum and participate in the discussion with other members.

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