Chesed Shel Emeth Memorial Garden

The Chesed Shel Emeth Society announces the establishment of the Chesed Shel Emeth Memorial Garden. Chesed Shel Emeth has designates an area of more than 25,000 square feet on the southern border of its White road cemetery for a memorial garden as a safe, secure and serene place to allow prayer and reflection, while providing nature a way to replenish itself. The garden will also serve as a pollinator, linking to the nearby Faust Park and Butterfly House. The Society wishes to enhance the environment for religious reflection and to provide a support system for terrestrial habitat in St. Louis County.

Chesed Shel Emeth seeks to fulfill two important Jewish principles—(1) honoring those who have passed (kavod HaMet, as said in Hebrew) who weren’t buried in the cemetery, such as Holocaust victims and members of the military; and (2) repairing the world (Tikkun Olam) by improving the environment and adding the pollinator chain. This is a cooperative communal effort with the wider Jewish community of the St. Louis area, numerous Jewish organization and nature-oriented entities will partner with the Society in implementing the project.

The project will be implemented in phases, consistent with the normal work of the cemetery. Arrangements will be made for individuals and organizations who wish to participate in the financing or completion of the project. We expect the project to take one year to complete and we will periodically report to the community on its progress.

Further information may be obtained from Anita Feigenbaum, Cemetery Director at 650 White Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017, 314-469-1891, info@chesedshelemeth.org; www.chesedshelemeth.org.

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