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Vandalism at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery

29/06/2022 02:52:59 PM

Jun29

Ran Ukashi, Executive Director

*UPDATE JUNE 30* VANDALIZED HEADSTONES REINSTALLED AT SZ CEMETERY

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce that all of the headstones have been reinstalled to their normal placement. The location of the vandalism was in sections 1 and 2 — we are in the process of cataloguing the damage and contacting families. The Winnipeg Police investigation continues and we hope for justice in this matter — we will provide additional information should this be resolved.

We want to take this opportunity to thank Larsen’s Memorials, MC Delandes Monuments and Memorials, and the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery Team for their many hours of work. We have received an outpouring of support from the Jewish and non-Jewish community, the media, and our valued members — Thank you!

If you have any questions, please reach out to the shul office at 204-452-3711 or hello@szwinnipeg.ca.

Thank you,

Ran Ukashi
Executive Director

Congregation Shaarey Zedek
561 Wellington Crescent  Winnipeg MB   R3M 0A6
Direct Line 204-975-3482 Shul Office: 204-452-3711 F 204-474-1184

ran@szwinnipeg.ca
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ORIGINAL POST - JUNE 28, 2022

Dear Friends,

Last night approximately 70 headstones were pushed over by vandal(s) at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery at 235 Armstrong Avenue. There was no graffiti on any of the stones or cemetery property. The Winnipeg Police have been notified and are investigating, and we have alerted B’nai Brith Canada and the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg. Associates from local monument companies are working to reinstall the headstones, and Cemetery staff are recording any damage for repair. Next of kin noted on plot contracts will be notified if there was any damage to a headstone. We understand this is a distressing situation and we are working hard to reposition the stones. If you have any questions, please reach out to the shul office at 204-452-3711 or hello@szwinnipeg.ca.

Thank you,

Ran Ukashi
Executive Director

Congregation Shaarey Zedek
561 Wellington Crescent  Winnipeg MB   R3M 0A6
Direct Line 204-975-3482 Shul Office: 204-452-3711 F 204-474-1184

ran@szwinnipeg.ca
www.szwinnipeg.ca  Facebook Instagram   YouTube

 

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