Volunteers Needed: Spring Cemetery Cleanup on April 29

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There is no greater mitzvah (good deed) than caring for those who came before us. Volunteers are needed for the Annual Spring Cemetery Cleanup hosted by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Jewish Volunteer Network and the Commission on Cemetery Preservation (COCP). The event will take place on Sunday, April 29 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at Chesed Shel Emeth (3740 Ridge Road, Cleveland), also known as Ridge Rd. #1.

Volunteers are asked to bring weed trimmers, shovels, clippers, hedgers, gloves, wheelbarrows, and other gardening tools to help prune, rake, and spruce up the cemetery grounds. Shaimos (holy writings, words of Torah, and Holy Objects) will be collected at the Cemetery Cleanup and subsequently buried at the cemetery as a sign of reverence and respect according to Jewish law.

All ages are welcome to participate in this community-wide event, rain or shine. Past Cemetery Cleanup events have attracted hundreds of people across generations and denominations.

Event Chairs are Dan Brown, Jeff Morris, and Judy and Marv Solganik.

To learn more or register, visit www.jewishcleveland.org, email volunteer@jcfcleve.org , or call 216-593-2887.

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