RoundtableJCAM is looking for dedicated young professionals to serve on a roundtable leadership group that will contribute to Jewish continuity by ensuring our history, traditions and respect will live on for future generations.

People on this roundtable will establish new alliances between JCAM and Jewish youth groups in the Boston area; will foster constructive dialogue with the next generation to enrich the present and future while respecting the past; will further JCAM’s mission of Preservation, Restoration and Continuity; will cultivate and educate the next generation to learn about JCAM’s unique role within the Jewish community.

JCAM’s vision for the Young Professionals Leadership Roundtable is for its members to contribute and share their talents, ideas and strategies that will inspire the coming generation with the spirit of continuity – that all our generations are related and as one Jewish community.

JCAM does so much more than own and manage Jewish cemeteries. It aims to inform and inspire through cemetery educational programming, cemetery walking tours, as well as participation in community wide events, conferences and workshops on the unique role Jewish cemeteries play in Boston’s Jewish history. Fostering involvement throughout the various Jewish communities across Massachusetts is vital. It also is rewarding to those who serve.

When you join JCAM’s Young Professionals Leadership Roundtable you can expect to:

  • Learn about JCAM’s unique role in the Jewish community, bringing it to Greater Boston’s Jewish youth and other young professionals.
  • Be part of a dynamic group of young Jewish professionals that engage in in-depth discussions on how to create a synergy between the past, present and future values of Jewish cemetery continuity.
  • Meet colleagues with similar interests to build a network of JCAM “ambassadors” among Jewish communal organizations, building awareness for next generation involvement in sustaining Boston’s Jewish history through cemetery preservation.
  • Be equipped to tell the compelling JCAM story to the next generation on the importance of perpetuating the dignity of Jewish cemeteries in Massachusetts.
  • Brainstorm and exchange ideas with other Roundtable members where JCAM can be involved in community wide events, broadening its outreach to the next generation.

JCAM is a non-profit Jewish cemetery association that owns and manages more than 50 percent of the Jewish cemeteries in Massachusetts. Formed in 1984, it cared for 17 cemeteries, 5 of which were abandoned. Today it cares for 115 of the 222 Jewish cemeteries in Massachusetts; including the oldest (Temple Ohabei Shalom Cemetery in East Boston) and newest (Beit Olam Cemetery in Wayland).

Over its 30 years, JCAM has become an important cultural and historical resource as caretaker of  Boston’s Jewish community history.

All inquiries should be made to Lisa Berenson at 617-244-6509.

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