What’s Included   

Memorial Property     

A single burial lot for an individual, or two side-by-side lots for married couples.

Please be aware that the purchase of a memorial property means one is buying the exclusive use of a designated lot for the proper burial of human remains.  It does not mean one is buying a deed or title to real estate.  All land within the boundaries of the cemetery remain the exclusive property, by title, of the Chesed Shel Emes Society of St. Paul.

This “right of interment” means that the deed holder can exercise burial privileges upon the lot but only in accordance with the cemetery’s governing documents, rules, and regulations. 

Memorial Property and all accompanying fees which are not paid in full on the date of purchase must be paid in full within one (1) year from the date of purchase.  No use of the Memorial Property will be allowed unless and until all of the fees, including the Property Package fee, the Preparation fee, the Gate fee, and all Additional applicable fees are properly paid in full at the time of an interment.


What’s Extra 

Preparation Fee

The opening and closing of the burial lot.

Note that while Minnesota law does not require the use of grave liners, the Chesed Shel Emes Society does require that they be used.

Gate Fee

Gate access for monument installation.


Chesed Shel Emes does not provide monuments or ground markers.  These products and their installation are obtained from local reputable craftsmen who specialize in this type of work.  For more information on local Monument vendors please see our Resources section.

The cemetery allows placement of Family Name, Individual Name, and Double Name monuments (headstones), and ground markers.  Each must conform to specific size and material requirements.

                                    Maximum Height:  4 feet

                                    Maximum Width:  30 inches per lot

                                    Maximum Thickness:  8 inches

Only granite stone as the monument or bronze as the ground marker shall be used.

The headstone or marker must be installed within two years of interment.


Foundation Footing

We require that all monuments and markers must be placed upon a proper foundation footing in accordance with State regulations.  Foundations may be purchased directly from Chesed Shel Emes along with the burial lot.  The size and cost will depend upon the type of headstone chosen.


What’s Not Permitted 


Chesed Shel Emes does not allow mausoleums or above-ground crypts for interments.


The Chesed Shel Emes Society does not allow the interment of cremains.  The Society adheres to Halacha (Jewish Law, rituals, and customs) which does not allow for cremation.  While anyone is, of course, free to choose the manner in which they would like their earthly remains treated, Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery does not accept, and will not inter, cremains.  For additional information please see our FAQ page.         FAQ

Burial of Non-Jewish Persons

Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery is strictly a place for the burial of Jewish persons, and has been, in keeping with its primary mission to serve the Jewish Community, since its inception in 1912.  Those persons who are not Jewish by birth or by conversion will not be allowed interment.  This includes couples of mixed marriage where one spouse is not Jewish.  For additional information please see our FAQ page.          FAQ


Price List*      

Memorial Property

Lot Package  (package price per lot)  :    $ 3700.00           

Preparation Fee

Open/Close (excavation, vault liner installation, closing) : $ 2000.00

Gate Fee              Monument Foundation

 $ 100.00             Included in the Lot Package.

Additional Fees

All Winter Burials (October 15th – April 15th)  :     $ 450.00

All Short Notice Burials :   will be determined at time of burial.

Sunday and Holiday Burial :   $500.00

Burial after 4:00 p.m. :    $250.00


The Chapel at Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery

♦ There is no additional fee to use the Chapel for funeral services when the deceased will be interred at Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery.

♦ We do charge a fee to use the Chapel for funeral services when the deceased will be buried at another cemetery:  $ 300.00

♦ Memorial plaques for the wall display inside the Chapel are available for $300.00 each.

♦ The Chapel was built in the early part of the 20th Century with funds raised by the Society members.  The space inside is approximately 20 ft by 30 ft and will seat up to 30 people.

♦ There are two rest rooms with convenient access on the north side of the building.

♦ The cemetery is not affiliated with any synagogue or temple, so the Chapel functions as a convenient on-site location to conduct funeral services. Those who do not have an affiliation with a synagogue, or who prefer not to hold the funeral at a mortuary, find the Chapel a welcomed alternative.  Again, there is no cost to use the Chapel when the deceased will be buried at Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery.

Please contact us for more information.


* All prices are current as of today and are subject to change without notice.



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