Friends for Preservation of Middlesex County Jewish Cemeteries, Inc.
P. O. Box 306
Moorestown, NJ 08057
856-222-1418

Welcome to our Web site, a place where you can remember your relatives, friends, neighbors, and teachers and the community and religious leaders of the Perth Amboy Jewish community of yesteryear. You can walk back in time to the days of your youth or to those of your parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents. Learn about the historic Jewish community of Perth Amboy, and visit the hallowed final resting place for most of this community. Find out how you can help to support our efforts to restore and maintain these cemeteries.

This website is for EVERYONE, including YOU, regardless whether you lived in Perth Amboy or not. If you lived in Perth Amboy and attended Congregation Shaarey Tefiloh, this website will fill you with wonderful memories of overflowing crowds attending High Holy Days services and other celebrations throughout the year. If you grew up in Perth Amboy but attended another synagogue, or if you grew up in a neighboring community, you will find loads of memories of former teachers, relatives, neighbors, and friends, as well as reminders of bustling activities at the Perth Amboy YMHA. If you grew up anywhere else in the world, you can learn about the community where your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, and uncles lived and where they learned, prayed, worked, and played.

Close your eyes for a moment, and see if you can picture any of the following: looking around the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and remembering exactly where everyone sat, looking up at the gals or down at the guys, hearing the melodious basso profundo of Cantor Hirsch Chazin, eating jelly apples on Simchas Torah, shaking groggers on Purim, playing ball on the YMHA roof garden, hanging out at the Y after school, attending Junior Cotillion, joining AZA or BBG, learning Hebrew from Bessie Gavronsky or English from Rose Brody or swimming from Hecky Plain, or attending Sunday morning Bar Mitzvah Club.

Take a virtual tour of these cemeteries now, or call us to schedule a real tour. Tell us how you can help us to preserve the dignity of our ancestors. Friends for Preservation of Middlesex County Jewish Cemeteries, Inc. is a federally tax-exempt organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(13). All contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law.

RECENT TECHNICAL PROBLEMS:

Our Web site has experienced some technical difficulties recently.  As a result of these problems, we may not have received some information you entered when you tried to contact us, register for our mailing list, send us names and addresses, or volunteer to help.  If you did not receive a reply you expected to receive after you attempted to contact us or send us information, please e-mail us at friends@friendsofjewishcemeteries.org.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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