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Performing a mitzvah in New Haven

On Sunday May 14, members of the Hebrew Burial and Free Loan Association of New Haven joined Yale University alumni and students of Meor Dovid at the Yeshiva of New Haven to improve the Hebrew Free Cemetery in East Haven as part of the Yale Day of Service program. The clean-up focused not only on removal of debris but also on mapping the cemetery and uplifting sunken gravestones. The Association provides free burial plots and interest-free loans to needy Jews in Greater New Haven. “The clean-up is about preserving the area as a memorial for future generations to pay their respects,” said Paul Terman, an Association board member. “It is a kindness that cannot be repaid.” For more information on the work of the Hebrew Burial and Free Loan Association visit hbflanh.org.

CAP: Ephraim Schwimmer (left), Sharon Reinhart and Asher Baum of the Hebrew Burial and Free Loan Association of New Haven prepare to uplift a sunken gravestone.

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