Friends of New Jersey Jewish Cemeteries, Inc.
Kenilworth, NJ 07033-1703
Friends for Preservation of Middlesex County Jewish Cemeteries, Inc. has expanded its mission and changed its name to Friends of New Jersey Jewish Cemeteries, Inc. (a.k.a. Friends for Preservation of Middlesex County Jewish Cemeteries, Inc.) Since inception in 2005, our organization and our website concentrated on the Shaarey Tefiloh Cemeteries (in Perth Amboy and Woodbridge, Middlesex County). Most visitors to our website have found it to be a trip down Memory Lane for those with roots in the Perth Amboy Jewish Community. Seeing so many familiar names on the graves in these photos brings back wonderful memories of those who built the Perth Amboy Jewish Community in which we grew up. As we expand our mission to include our new cemetery partners, we plan to create a trip down Memory Lane for all those with roots in the Jewish communities served by all of our cemetery partners.
Our website intentionally includes both "before" and "now" photos in an effort to show what our organization has accomplished with the generous contributions of our supporters. No longer overgrown, our cemeteries are now maintained well, providing those interred with the dignity they deserve. The "before" photos serve as a constant reminder that your continued support is needed.
We will be updating our website very soon, adding news, information, and photos about our new cemetery partners:
- Newark Jewish Cemeteries (in Newark, Essex County)
- North Arlington Jewish Cemeteries (in North Arlington, Bergen County)
- Beth David Memorial Park (in Kenilworth, Union County)
- Samptown Jewish Cemetery (in South Plainfield, Middlesex County)
Please check back frequently for updates and more information. We hope you will contact us if you have photos and/or memories of any of our new cemetery partners to share with us. (Please use the "Contact Us" button on the left menu.
We want to assure all those with roots in the Perth Amboy Jewish Community that our concerns and attention to the Shaarey Tefiloh cemeteries will not diminish at all and will, in fact, be strengthened by our new structure.
Take a virtual tour of our Perth Amboy and Woodbridge cemeteries now. You will soon be able to take a virtual tour of ALL of our cemeteries. We have postponed all Real Cemetery Tours because the State of New Jersey is under a Stay at Home Order with social distancing requirements that prohibit social gatherings. We hope to be able to resume Real Cemetery Tours soon and will announce our plans on this website. Check back frequently for more information. Please contact us to let us know how you can help us to preserve the dignity of our ancestors. Friends of New Jersey Jewish Cemeteries, Inc. is a federally tax-exempt organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3). All contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law.