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Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery (C08)

Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery Chesed Shel Emeth ("Kindness of Truth") Society Cemetery
7570 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 721-4658

Jewish Cemetery
Established: 1888
Size: 20.69 acres
Burials indexed: 17,105
(1888-2002)

Photo taken by Phil Klasskin© 2011; used with permission.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.67097, Longitude: -90.333602        Click here for Google Map

The Chesed Shel Emeth Society was formed on November 3, 1888 by Russian Jews who had fled the murderous pogroms in the homeland. It was a chevra kadisha, literally a "holy society" for mutual assistance and especially for burial. The name, originally transcribed from the Hebrew as "Chased Shel Amas," means "Faith in the Truth". The society's first goal was a hearse, and by early 1889 enough money had been raised to begin the purchase of one by installments. A celebration was held at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol, then located on North 7th between Cole and King, and the hearse was paraded through the streets of the neighborhood.

After the hearse was paid off in 1891, the society was able to purchase an acre and a half on the west side of Hanley at Olive on May 3, 1893. The congregation dedicated the ground on May 5 and the new fence and frame chapel on July 16 of the same year. The old gate to the original part of the cemetery can still be seen on Olive. It has a cut limestone arch inscribed in Hebrew. An adjacent 19.19 acres were purchased in 1904, but not dedicated until September, 1926. A new cemetery was launched in 1967, when thirty acres were purchased at 650 White Road, near Olive Boulevard in Chesterfield.

Chesed Shel Emeth did not originally intend to have its own synagogue. It concentrated on providing free burials to all, treating rich and poor equally, so that indigent families need feel no shame at such a critical time. As the society succeeded at this goal it was able to turn its attention to other needs, particularly a hospital, a senior citizen's home and an orphans' home. It supported Hebrew schools both here and back in Russia and Poland. Finally in 1919, Chesed Shel Emeth moved into its own synagogue at Page and Euclid. A new University City building, at North & South and Gannon, was built in 1950. The congregation remained Orthodox in its philosophy but finally disbanded in 1996, when the building was sold to Shaarei Chesed Shul.

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Showing records 1 to 50 of 17105.

SoundexSurnameFirstnameBirthDateDeathDateCemeterySection
A165 Abrams Louis 1898 1959 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
B626 Berger Sam 2/5/1915 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
B635 Britton David 1903 1919 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
C635 Cartun Samuel 12/30/1923 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
C500 Cohen Gary Steven 5/6/1969 8/9/1992 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
G521 Ginsberg Abraham 1865 1915 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
G521 Ginsberg Rebecca 1875 1952 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
G420 Glass Anna 2/8/1909 4/14/1985 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
G431 Goldblatt Mary 1860 1913 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
G651 Greenberg Gittel 1867 1946 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
G651 Greenberg Marcus Joseph 3/18/1883 1/11/1983 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
G625 Grossman Jacob 6/17/1915 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
H300 Hitt Carl 6/3/1931 10/11/2000 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
K450 Klein Adolph Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
K623 Krishtalka Morris 1867 1929 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
K532 Kunitz Aaron 1906 1972 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
K532 Kunitz Belle 1909 1978 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
K532 Kunitz Rose 11/4/1917 2/17/1979 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
K532 Kunitz Solomon 1877 1957 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
K532 Kunitz William 3/15/1899 7/14/1973 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
L165 Lieberman Harry 8/22/1922 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
M423 Milstein Morris Aaron 5/10/1908 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
M221 Moshkovsky Lillie 1899 1956 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
P400 Paul Sol-Harry 1908 1959 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
P262 Pechersky Benjamin 7/16/1917 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
P262 Pechersky Benjamin 11/12/1917 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
P262 Pechersky Nettie 1877 1963 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
R125 Rifkin Ruben 6/4/1915 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
R253 Rozniatowski Paul 1885 1960 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
R150 Rubin Jacob 4/29/1880 8/18/1969 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
R152 Rubinowich Dora 7/8/1914 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
S160 Schaeffer Joseph 7/8/1914 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
S632 Schwartzstein Goldie 1/8/1920 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
S432 Seltzer Minnie 1884 1959 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
S526 Shanker Celia 1884 1913 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
S241 Sigoloff Ethel 1891 1957 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
S241 Sigoloff Sam 1890 1942 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
T260 Taxier Harry 1891 1959 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
W200 Weiss Barney M 1907 1970 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
W200 Weiss David 1894 1923 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 1.5
G635 Gardner Infant Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 2
A652 Aronis Max 2/27/1911 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 4.5
A652 Arons Max Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 4.5
B225 Bagusin Mathew 3/30/1912 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 4.5
B652 Bernstein Ruben C 1885 1963 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 4.5
B212 Bishevsky Harry P 1875 1931 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 4.5
B432 Blitz Gilbert 12/3/1914 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 4.5
B650 Brown John Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 4.5
B650 Brown Solomon 2/1/1911 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 4.5
B255 Buchman William 1/1/1923 Chesed Shel Emeth, Olive St. 4.5

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