Stories of Chesed

Our blog, our news, our reflections.

December 12, 2019

Campaign Progress

“Donors have been engaged and interested throughout the campaign,” says Rena Boroditsky, Executive Director of Chesed Shel Emes. “We are seeing gifts of all sizes from donors of all ages from Winnipeg and from outside of the city.”

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November 29, 2019

A Rae of Light

“She cared so much,” says Gary of Rae, who passed away in November 2018. “She felt it was important for the community that we treat the deceased with dignity, respect, and with the proper rituals.”

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A softly lit portrait of Hillel Kravetsky in a suit.

November 19, 2019

A Physical Task; A Spiritual Experience

During tahara, volunteers wash the deceased, perform a ritual cleaning, and dress the body in hand-made shrouds. Each step is accompanied by prayers; each step is performed with love, dignity, and respect.

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artist's rendering of new building

August 21, 2019

Over Half Way There

“We are very pleased and very grateful,” says Rena Boroditsky, Executive Director of Chesed Shel Emes. “We are optimistic that we will reach our target in time to start the project in 2020.”

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August 21, 2019

“Suspending the Me”

When Rabbi Kliel Rose was maybe 10-years-old, he recalls insisting on riding in the hearse with his father—Rabbi Neal Rose—for the funeral of a dear family friend.

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