Stories of Chesed

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Erica Dean and partner David Thompson

June 12, 2019

First Impressions

Erica Dean and partner David Thompson recently toured Chesed Shel Emes as part of an introductory course about Judaism from Congregation Shaarey Zedek. For Dean, an articling lawyer, this was her first exposure to Jewish burial traditions.

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three women posing outside

May 29, 2019

Feels Sew Good to Help

When Adam Lavitt passed away in 2013, his loving wife Judith was standing by his side as pieces of broken pottery were placed on his eyes—in accordance with Jewish tradition—and the simple wooden casket was closed.

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ben berkal portrait

May 01, 2019

A Special Hour

I used to read some of the eulogies my father wrote before he delivered them. I was struck by the warmth of his words and by his deep desire to bring comfort to mourners.

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movie still with matthew broderick and géza röhrig

May 01, 2019

Chesed Shel Emes Sponsors “To Dust”

To help stimulate conversation about death, dying, and Jewish burial practices, Chesed Shel Emes is sponsoring the May 23 screening of “To Dust” as part of the Rady JCC’s Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival.

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