Our History

The Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery of Saint Paul has faithfully served our Jewish Community since its inception in 1912.  Born out of a vision, inspired by chesed and tzedakah, a determined group of Jewish immigrants set about to provide a dignified place of rest for those who lacked the financial means to obtain congregational synagogue membership, or who could not otherwise afford a proper traditional burial.

Over the intervening decades the Chesed Shel Emes Society has lovingly carried forward the original mission of its founders:  traditional Jewish burial based on the teachings of Torah.  With help from our members, and wise guidance from our governing board, Chesed Shel Emes remains an important institution in our Jewish Community, upholding meaningful tradition.

Whether one is observant or secular, we are here to serve our Jewish family.

Chesed Shel Emes Society of St. Paul is a 501(c)(3) exempt, Non-Profit Organization, unaffiliated and independent from any synagogue or temple, open to all streams of Jewish expression.                We welcome your tzedakah.

 

 

Our Cemetery Features

Situated on 5 acres of gently rolling terrain, Chesed Shel Emes is discretely nestled in a quiet residential area.  The grounds contain both deciduous and evergreen trees, shrub-lined perimeter fencing, and a serene central memorial garden.

Each year the Jewish War Veterans of Minnesota host a Memorial Day Ceremony at Chesed Shel Emes to honor those who served our Country.

 

 

The Chapel                                                  

Adjacent to the main gate sits a quaint chapel, built 100 years ago.  Families and friends of those being interred at Chesed Shel Emes are welcome to host the funeral service inside our chapel, as an alternative to a mortuary-held funeral service.