Mission Statement


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.




This has been a busy year and we’d like to update you on the happenings at Chesed Shel Emeth Society and Beth Shalom Cemetery.

At our University City location, we have been working on an historical review of everyone buried. 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. 

At our Chesterfield location, we are moving forward with The Chesed Shel Emeth Memorial Garden. The first phase has begun and you can see some of the contouring of the area. Once completed we will create the path. Spring clean up will start soon and we will begin beautifying both our locations. 

Now for news about Beth Shalom Cemetery located within Chesed Shel Emeth in Chesterfield. Our expansion project is complete and we have opened Section 7A with modified rules and regulations to better serve the entire Jewish community. Go to www.bethshalomcemetery.com to view our new rules and regulations which apply to this new section.

It has been a full year 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. Contact our office for more information on how we can serve the needs for you and your loved ones.

Wishing you and your loved ones  blessings, many joyful events and prosperity.

All the best,

Anita Feigenbaum

Executive Director 

About Us

Preparing for the future and acquiring burial space before it is needed is an act of loving-kindness

 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.


Chesed Shel Emeth Society also offers Shaimos, the proper disposal of holy objects.  

Please contact us at 314-469-1891 for more details.

Chesed Shel Emeth Memorial Garden


Project Details

      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.         

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Hours of Operation

Sunday through Friday:  8AM - 4PM

Closed Saturdays in Observance of Shabbat

Closed on Jewish Holidays

White Road Location

650 White Road

Chesterfield, MO 63017


Olive/Hanley Location

7550 Olive Street Road

St. Louis, MO 63130


Chesed Shel Emeth also has a sister cemetery.  Click below to learn more about Beth Shalom Cemetery, our sister cemetery.

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