Sep 19, 2017 | 28 Elul, 5777 | כ״ח בֶּאֱלוּל תשע״ז

Attending a service at our chapel?

Parking is often available across Main St. at Wojicks Funeral Home. There is also parking on both Magnus Ave. and Manitoba Ave. Parking immediately in front of the chapel is reserved for the Funeral Cars. We have an accessible ramp available for use at the front entrance to the Chapel.

Please advise us at 204.582.5088 so we can be ready for you.

Emergency assistance available 24/7 at 204-582-5088

While in our care…

A Shomer serves as a companion for your loved one, showing respect and compassion by reciting Tehillim ( Psalms) .

In keeping with traditional Judaism , we honor body and soul , and comfort mourners by safeguarding every member of our community.

Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to participate with us in this chesed shel emet, act of true loving kindness.

Please contact us directly for further information at or call us at 204.582.5088

Community Geniza Burial

Congregation Etz Chayim  and Bnay Abraham Cemetery are once again donating space for burial of our community Genizah.  A Genizah is a collection of sacred texts and ritual items  which are no longer usable.

Items which contain the Divine Name must be buried, returned to the earth as we would bury a loved one or friend.  We are prohibited from destroying God’s name .

Chesed Shel Emes receives books, papers and ritual items throughout the year .   We will be burying our Genizah on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 11:00 AM. at Bnay Abraham Cemetery.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a short service led by Cantor Tracy Kasner Greaves, followed by the burial. Please let us know if you will be material to be buried that day.

Questions ?

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Volunteer Pallbearers Needed

Volunteer pallbearers are community members who make themselves available to assist a family at time of need, or to accompany a deceased who has no family. We have been blessed with many dedicated, long serving volunteers, and now we need to replenish our community list.If you are a physically able male, and not a Kohen, please consider adding your name to our volunteer list.

Anticipated Death at Home

Individuals in hospice or receiving palliative care who wish to die at home should request a Letter of Anticipated Home Death from their physician or WRHA Palliative Nurse. Family and caregivers should be made aware that this letter is on file, and a copy of the letter should be readily available at the patient's house. A copy of the letter is faxed to the Chesed office and to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.Once the letter is on file with WRHA , when death occurs our service is able to pick up directly from home with no further intervention .

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