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Welcome to

The
Jewish
Cemetery
Association of
North
America.

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.

JCANA Members

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L’dor v’dor.

The time
has come to
safeguard our
sacred burial
grounds.

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

To email any of our Executive Board officers, click their name.

Co-Chair:

  • David Harris

    Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati

    Cincinnati, OH

Co-Chair:

Secretary:

  • Amy Koplow

    Hebrew Free Burial Assocation

    New York, NY

Treasurer:

    Directors:

    • Jamie H. Cotel

      Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts

      Newton, MA

    • Kim Raznik

      Clover Hill Park Cemetery

      Birmingham, MI

    • 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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