Stories of Chesed

Our blog, our news, our reflections.

Ian Corne

June 26, 2019

An Act of Devotion

On Ian Corne’s night table there rests a book of Tehillim (Psalms). His bookmark is a photo of him and Howie Goldberg, a childhood friend from Winnipeg who passed away at the age of 26 just over a quarter-century ago.

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Michael Weinstein and Marshall Weinstein

June 26, 2019

Meet the Weinsteins

First cousins in a big and close family, Michael and Marshall Weinstein are both playing key roles in the Chesed Shel Emes “Building on our tradition of lovingkindness” campaign.

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Zoltán Jakal

June 12, 2019

By Tune and By Touch

As you read this, Zoltán Jakal is guiding planes at the airport in Churchill, Manitoba. He recently moved north after three years in Winnipeg—a time during which he performed about 50 taharas at Chesed Shel Emes.

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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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