Databases

Jewish Cemeteries from American Jewish Historical Society, 1875-2012
This database is on loan to NEHGS courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives 

The Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) is a non-profit Jewish cemetery association that owns and manages more than 105 cemeteries in the Greater Boston area.

Download the JCAM Guidebook 2010-2012

Visit the JCAM website

Jewish Cemeteries of Western Massachusetts, 1647-1999
This database contains records of over 19,000 burials in 21 Jewish cemeteries in the Western Massachusetts counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire.

Organized Jewish Group Activity in 19th Century Massachusetts, 1843-1900
This database is a listing of all organized Jewish group activities that appeared in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during the 19th century. Where possible, the founding or chartered date of the organization is provided, as well as the purpose, location of meetings, the length of the organization's lifespan, and a listing of the more prominent members and officials. 

If an organization's records are held by the American Jewish Historical Society-New England Archives, a link to the finding aid or the AJHS-NEA website is provided. Please note that for several smaller benevolent societies, a link is provided to the finding aid for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) collection. This is because many of these organizations merged to form the Federated Jewish Charities, one of the precursors to CJP. 

Please note that advertisements listed in volume 2 are not included in this database due to the poor quality of the photocopies. 

For more information on the genesis of this project, please read the Introduction. Also available is a table of contents to the original volume 1, and volume 2bibliography and index of names

Charleston, SC: Inscriptions in Old Jewish Cemeteries, 1762-1903
This collection of tombstone inscriptions from Jewish cemeteries in Charleson, SC was compiled by Rabbi Dr. Barnett A. Elzas in 1903. The inscriptions date from 1762-1903 and are from Coming St. Cemetery, Shearith Israel Cemetery, Hanover St. Cemetery, DaCosta Cemetery, and Lopez Cemetery.

Sharon Memorial Park Cemetery, 1945-2013
This database has been provided to NEHGS by the administrators of Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton St, Sharon, MA 02067. Sharon Memorial Park is considered New England's largest Jewish memorial park and was founded in 1948.