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 Jewish New Year, we’d like to update you on the happenings at Chesed Shel Emeth Society and Beth Shalom Cemetery.
It has been a busy 130th anniversary year for Chesed Shel Emeth Society.
At our University City location, the perpetrator who vandalized our cemetery has been arrested and arraigned. We look forward to the end of this difficult chapter and are grateful for all of the support we have received.
We have completed the extensive project of cleaning and tuck pointing our front entrance. We continue to show advancement on 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.
At our Chesterfield location, we are excited about our newest project The Chesed Shel Emeth Memorial Garden. The goal of this project is to create a space 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. We have begun to forge partnerships with our area schools, nurseries, the Butterfly House and possibly the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Now for news about Beth Shalom Cemetery located within Chesed Shel Emeth in Chesterfield. Eight years have passed since its inception, and Beth Shalom Cemetery has developed into a thriving cemetery serving the entire Jewish community. We are experiencing growing pains and need more space to satisfy the needs of our community. Therefore, our expansion project has begun and the cemetery plans to open a new section in 2019.
It has been a full year leading into another filled with opportunities for volunteerism, education, reflection and charity. Check our websites for information on our cemeteries and resources for your genealogy projects. Visit our Facebook page for our latest updates.
May you and your loved ones be inscribed in the Book of Life for a year filled with much blessings, many joyful events, prosperity and all the best,
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.
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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