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About the East Boston Immigration Center

Map-Mystic River Jewish Communities

The East Boston Immigration Center will:

Chapel Before Repairs

Interior of the Ohabei Shalom Chapel (1903), Massachusetts’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery chapel. The original spiritual and physical beauty will be restored.


Rendering of the interior of the East Boston Immigration Center after restoration is complete.

The Ohabei Shalom Chapel is located on the grounds of the first Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts, founded in 1843. This beautiful fieldstone neo-gothic chapel was built in 1903 and is recognized as a historic landmark by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston and the Bostonian Historical Society.

We invite you to join us in this far-reaching $1.5 million historic project. Make your tax-deductible contribution to the “JCAM Charitable Foundation” for the future home of the East Boston Immigration Center.

To share your ideas and information, use our online form to tell us how you might contribute materials and ideas or stories. Or, contact us at the JCAM Charitable Foundation at 617-244-6509.