Chesed Shel Emeth Burial Society serves the St. Louis Jewish community and fulfills a sacred trust to honor the memories of those who rest within our cemetery grounds. We are committed to maintaining, restoring and enhancing our cemetery grounds and facilities and to provide a safe, secure, serene setting for prayer and reflection. We contribute to community efforts to ensure that the indigent are provided with a proper Jewish burial. We further preserve our sites, graves, monuments and archives for the benefit of future generations and to facilitate educational, historical, and genealogical opportunities and inquiries.
As we approach the end of 2019, we’d like to update you on the happenings at Chesed Shel Emeth Society and Beth Shalom Cemetery.
At our University City location, we hosted the Whitfield School for an afternoon of cleaning up the grounds and planting flowers and plants along the front entrance. It was a wonderful volunteer project headed by Sarah Kline and David Records of the Whitfield School and Chesed Shel Emeth is grateful to for the help! We want to thank Georgia Brown, Ndia Gray, Gracie Siems, Annabelle Ott, Maddie Barnes, Agha Haider, Estevan Lee, Josh Schultz, Menglu "Vic" Xiao, Fanglei "Ric" Ruan, Noah Davis, Graham Mills and Lily Yang for volunteering their time and beautifying our grounds.
Our long term projects such as leveling and/or replacing failing sidewalks, repairing the wall on the East side of the cemetery and tree trimming and removal continue to show advancement.
At our Chesterfield location, we are excited about our Chesed Shel Emeth Memorial Garden Project. Through the Staenberg Anything Grant we were able to install four granite benches. With the aid of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Community Conservation Grant, we plan to begin planting in the spring with our partners: area schools, nurseries, and the Butterfly House.
Now for news about Beth Shalom Cemetery located within Chesed Shel Emeth in Chesterfield. In March of 2019, eight years passed its inception, Beth Shalom Cemetery opened a new section allowing for increased inclusivity to better serve the entire greater Jewish community. Section 7A allows the blended family and cremation burial.
2019 has been a full year filled with opportunities for volunteerism, education, reflection and charity. We look forward to 2020 and partnering with our community to repair and enhance our cemeteries. Check our websites for information on our cemeteries and resources for your genealogy projects. Visit our Facebook page for our latest updates.
Chesed Shel Emeth Society has been serving the St. Louis Jewish community for over 130 years, emphasizing traditional Jewish integrity, reverence and respect. It operates in accordance with Jewish tradition as is telling from its name: Chesed (loving-kindness) and Emeth (Torah Truth and integrity). This has been a hallmark of Chesed Shel Emeth since its founding.
The objective of this project is to create a space for the community that is safe, secure and serene to allow prayer and reflection while providing nature a way to replenish itself with a pollinator garden. Creating the memorial pollinator garden will provide a cooperative communal effort between the Jewish community and other organizations within the greater St Louis community. There will be three phases. #1 establish and pave the pathway, contour the ground and plant grass seed. #2 planting the garden. #3 installation of the benches and memorial wall.
Sunday through Friday: 8AM - 4PM
Closed Saturdays in Observance of Shabbat
Closed on Jewish Holidays
650 White Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
7550 Olive Street Road
St. Louis, MO 63130
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