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 2014
Allan Abosh Toni Berenhaut Ben Berkal
Morris Bloom David Chochinov Jack Craven
Alan Friedman Eric Green Ahava Halpern
Gail Hechter Hillel Kravetsky Wayne Lefkovitz
Resa Ostrove Stuart Pudavick Lorne Raber
David Salita Seema Schachter Merrill Shulman
Janis Silver Phil Spevack Rob Waldman
Dr Jack Cohen z’l Irwine Permut Harold Smordin
Gordon Pullan Mel Hornstein Rachel Margolis
Executive Director Rena Boroditsky