The community is enthusiastically rallying behind Chesed Shel Emes’s “Building on our tradition of lovingkindness” capital campaign. By August 6, gifts and pledges to the campaign totalled $1.85 million, 58 per cent of the $3.18 million target.
“We are very pleased and very grateful,” says Rena Boroditsky, Executive Director of Chesed Shel Emes. “We are optimistic that we will reach our target in time to start the project in 2020.”
Chesed Shel Emes is raising funds to replace its aging south building. The new structure will house offices, spaces for mourners to gather, and a new tahara room where the deceased are prepared for burial in accordance with Jewish tradition.
“Gifts of all sizes are coming by phone, by mail, and through the campaign website,” adds Boroditsky. “The support is outstanding.”