On May 22nd the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts held its annual book burial at the King Solomon Memorial Park cemetery in West Roxbury. JCAM collects thousands of sacred books and materials for the Greater Boston Jewish Community each year. Synagogues, communal organizations and individuals bring their materials (anything containing the Hebrew Name of G-d) for us to store at our community genizah (book depository). The genizah is located at the Pultusker chapel on the Baker Street Cemetery in West Roxbury. We sort through the materials and those that are in perfectly good condition we place on bookshelves in the genizah. Anyone dropping off materials can browse through and take what interests them at no charge. Call us at 617-244-6509 to make an appointment to drop off your sacred materials (Shemot). We ask for an $18 per box donation when leaving materials at the genizah to help us defray the enormous cost of sorting, transporting and burying these sacred materials. If you would like to learn more about our guidelines for the handling of sacred materials, please visit our website at www.jcam.org.
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