Our mission

Friends for Preservation of Middlesex County Jewish Cemeteries, Inc. was created to (1) raise funds for the restoration and maintenance of the cemeteries owned by Congregation Shaarey Tefiloh in Perth Amboy, NJ and (2) implement the restoration and maintenance of these cemeteries using these funds. Our organization recognizes that (1) the perpetual care fund of the cemeteries owned by Congregation Shaarey Tefiloh has become insufficient to provide appropriate cemetery maintenance forever, (2) the generation that created these cemeteries is deceased, and (3) future generations will be less able than the current generation to effect these goals. Because the generation of the organizers of Friends for Preservation of Middlesex County Jewish Cemeteries, Inc. has roots in Perth Amboy and the surrounding communities, as well as memories and respect for these cemeteries and those interred there, this generation is uniquely qualified and obligated to achieve these goals.

Our primary mission has always been charitable (raising funds for underfunded cemeteries), and this primary mission has always been supported and supplemented by our educational mission (educating people about cemetery history and customs through tours and publications, as well as educating people about the history of the Perth Amboy Jewish Community --- in which we take great pride).