Join us as we strengthen Winnipeg’s Jewish burial infrastructure for generations to come.

Please help us replace and equip the 114-year-old south building of Winnipeg’s Jewish funeral home. You can build on our tradition of lovingkindness by supporting this $3.18 million campaign.

The time to rebuild is now: for the dignity of the deceased; for the safety of volunteers and staff; for the comfort of those who mourn; and for the well-being of a community that has always found a way to care for the deceased and comfort their families.

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Artist’s rendering of the new south building (right), attached to the chapel.
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Chesed Shel Emes welcomes your support. Campaign pledges can be honoured over three years. Donations of $1,000 or more will be recognized on a donor wall in the new building. Chesed Shel Emes is a charitable organization and your donation is fully tax deductible.

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“To me, supporting this campaign is obvious. It doesn’t make sense to keep repairing and renovating a 114-year-old building that is so terribly out of date. The time to replace the south building is now. Chesed Shel Emes is an inclusive and important institution in our community. Everyone will need it sooner or later and so everyone should support it today.”

Marjorie Blankstein, C.M., O.M., L.L.D., Donor

“This campaign is a unique opportunity to participate in an ultimate act of kindness that will serve our community for decades to come. Chesed Shel Emes has been managed in a fiscally responsible manner and has been supported by many volunteers for a very long time. It is now up to all of us to secure its future. We are proud to support the campaign and hope everyone will contribute generously!”

Michel Aziza, Donor

“In 1930, during the Depression, Abe Cohen and other founders of Chesed Shel Emes saw the need for dignified and respectful Jewish burial services and raised funds to buy a house on Main Street. We appreciate their contributions, vision, and thoughtfulness. It’s now our turn in history to pay it forward. The baton is in our hands and we must stand proudly together. Let’s do this!”

Noah and Myrna Weiszner,
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“Chesed Shel Emes has touched the lives of thousands of Jewish families since it first incorporated in 1930. It is a vital institution with a tradition of deep compassion and lovingkindness. We are building on our tradition.”

Rena Boroditsky, Executive Director, Chesed Shel Emes
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“Supporting this campaign is a mitzvah. One of the greatest responsibilities in Jewish community life is to take care of the deceased in a tender and respectful way. It is easy to take Chesed Shel Emes for granted, and so it is important that we don’t. It’s an organization that touches all of us and helps to keep our community strong. It is important that we all make a significant gift. ”

Larry Vickar, Donor
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“It is especially comforting to know that when we lose a loved one, Chesed Shel Emes is immediately available, providing services and care. Playing a quiet role in our lives, Chesed Shel Emes is a pillar of our community. Previous generations created this infrastructure. Now, my generation must ensure it is preserved for the future. Matthew and I are proud to support the Chesed Shel Emes campaign.”

Mira Narvey, Donor
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“From time to time, I fill in at Chesed Shel Emes, taking calls from people who have just lost a loved one. I have a front-row seat to how well-run Chesed Shel Emes is, and to how caring and loving our staff and volunteers are. I can also see the wear and tear on our south building and the need to replace it. I am proud to contribute to this campaign.”

Sharon Allentuck, Donor
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“One of the many beautiful ideas in Jewish life is that in death, we are all treated the same regardless of the life we lived. Chesed Shel Emes treats everyone with dignity and respect, and that’s why it is important that we all support this campaign. Chesed Shel Emes is a community treasure and a community responsibility and I am proud to contribute.”

Shelley Pfeffer, Donor