About Us


Chesed Shel Emes was established in 1930 as a non-profit organization with a mandate to prepare members of the Jewish community for burial according to Orthodox tradition.


Each person is treated with the same consideration and respect. No one is refused service due to financial hardship.


Chesed Shel Emes is an independent, community based organization. Our Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each of Winnipeg’s synagogues and cemeteries, and interested members from the community at large.


Men and women are carefully chosen and trained as volunteer members of the Chevra Kadisha (Holy Society). Their purpose is to dutifully and lovingly prepare the dead for burial, an act of true loving kindness.



Our Board of Directors 2013


Earl  Ashkin               Toni Berenhaut               Ben Berkal
Morris Bloom              David Chochinov           Jack  Craven
Gerald Finkle             Alan Friedman               Eric Green

Ahava Halpern           Gail  Hechter                 Archie Kraut             

Hillel  Kravetsky         Terri Kushner                 Wayne Lefkovitz
Mary Ann Osinski       Resa Ostrove                Stuart  Pudavick    

Lorne Raber              Clive Ramage                David Salita
Merrill  Shulman         Janis Silver                    Phil Spevack
Rob Waldman


Our Life Members


Dr Jack Cohen  z'l     Irwine Permut                Harold Smordin

Gordon Pullan          Mel Hornstein                Rachel Margolis


Executive Director    Rena Boroditsky