COVID-19 has left countless communities across the world in mourning. The loss of valued and beloved friends, family, and neighbors continue. At the Baker Street Memorial Park in West Roxbury, the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts placed a stone custom to Jewish mourning. This memorial recognizes the impact the coronavirus has left on the Jewish community.
JCAM’s Executive Director, Jamie Cotel was the creator and catalyst of the idea of a COVID memorial. Rabbi Suzanna Offit put together the idea of a video memorial service and pooled area rabbis and JCAM to be a part of the video. The creation of the first COVID memorial was strictly a JCAM initiative.
Lisa D. Berenson
Director of Development & Educational Programming
Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts
The memorial reads, “In Memory of Those Lost During the COVID-19 Pandemic. And the People Mourned as One Community.”
The tour was captured by Panospin360’s founder, Carlton Soohoo. The vocal talent of Temple Har Shalom’s Cantor Anna Berman of Warren, New Jersey is featured reciting the Kaddish. The Kaddish is a hymn of praise to God found in Jewish prayer services. Join us in remembrance.
As the global pandemic continues, this memorial offers a place to honor, mourn, and find compassion in the presence of each other.
In Memory of Those Lost During the COVID-19 Pandemic. And the People Mourned as One Community.
For more information visit https://jewishjournal.org/2020/07/30/a-memorial-that-ensures-no-jew-lost-to-covid-19-dies-alone/.