Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery Chesed Shel Emeth (“Kindness of Truth”)
Society Cemetery
650 White Road
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
314-469-1891
Orthodox Jewish Cemetery
29.85 Acres
Burials indexed: 2,731
(1969–2002)

Photo taken by Karl Bloomberg© 2011; used with permission.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.663348, Longitude: -90.5342357  Click here for a Google map.

The original Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery is on the west side of Hanley Road at Olive Street Road in University City. As more Jewish people moved west and the original cemetery outgrew its space, a new cemetery was launched in 1967 with the purchase of thirty acres at 650 White Road, near Olive Boulevard in Chesterfield.

In 2011, a new cemetery, called Beth Shalom, was opened within this burial ground specifically meant for converts to Judaism via non-Orthodox rabbis. The two cemeteries share the same office on White Road.

For more information on the original cemetery, see Chesed Shel Emeth (CO8)

Source of Data for this Cemetery

Data transcribed from cemetery records by StLGS volunteers.

Cemetery Specific Data Notes

Hamilton, Esley, The Cemeteries of University City. (The Historical Society of University City: University City, Missouri, 1998), pages 15-17.

Additional Resources

Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis, by William Hyde and Howard L. Conrad (New York, Louisville, St. Louis: The Southern History Company, 1899), volume 1, page 339.

“New Jewish Cemetery in Chesterfield Offers Solution to ‘Complicated Issue,'” in West NewsMagazine, April 2011.

General information on Jewish cemeteries and other resources in Missouri: http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/missouri-mo/index.html

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