Losing a loved one is the most difficult time for any of us and immediately we are faced with having to deal with the various processes that are required by both Jewish and English law.  

The following is a brief guide, we completely understand that this is a very difficult time and together with the Burial Society, we will be there to help you in every way we can.

The United Synagogue Burial Office (020 8950 7767) is open during the working week and Sunday mornings and also have an out of hours service, details of which are on their answerphone message. The Burial Office staff will guide you through the process of registering the death with the local authority and making arrangements for the funeral.

Please also call the HGSS Office (020 8455 8126-option 1).  We will put you in touch with a member of the Rabbinic Team and will help with the practical details including notifying the community and providing shiva chairs and prayer books.

Please understand that the Burial Society is bound by law and cannot confirm an exact time for the funeral until the correct official documentation has been signed off by the local Registrar.

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