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.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we will not be giving assistance during Elul. We are hoping to resume our Elul schedule next year.
This has been an unprecedented and unpredictable time at Chesed Shel Emeth. As we approach the summer of 2021, we’d like to update you on the happenings at Chesed Shel Emeth Society and Beth Shalom Cemetery.
At our University City location, we are working on an historical review of everyone buried at our cemetery. We hope to create a more concise mapping of grave locations to assist those visiting our cemetery. There is still much work to be done 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.
Spring cleanup has commenced and this year we were blessed with multiple volunteers from area churches at our University City Location.
At our Chesterfield location, we are continuing to move forward with The Chesed Shel Emeth Memorial Garden. The Covid pandemic slowed the process but we hope to make progress this year as the restrictions relax. Two new infrastructure projects are in the works in Chesterfield. Our front gate has started to show wear and tear from the elements. We are in the beginning planning stages for its repair. The second and more extensive project is joining the city sewer system. This is a necessary and important environmental infrastructure project that was unexpected and needs completion.
Now for news about Beth Shalom Cemetery located within Chesed Shel Emeth in Chesterfield. Beth Shalom Cemetery continues to grow and fulfill its goal and be more inclusive to our Jewish community. Visit the website www.bethshalomcemetery.com and check us out.
It has been a full year filled with opportunities for volunteerism, education, reflection and charity. Visit our Facebook page for our latest updates. Contact our office for more information on how we can serve the needs for you and your loved ones.
May you and your loved ones have 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.
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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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