Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday 
8.00 am to 3.45 pm

Friday
8.00 am to 1.15 pm

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Edgwarebury Cemetery

By a trust dated 25 July 1972 and made between Sir Alan Abraham Mocatta, Myer Alan Barry King-Hamilton, Geoffrey Davis, the London Sephardi Trust and the Trustees of The West London Synagogue of British Jews, trusts were declared in respect of Burial Grounds registered at HM Land Registry. The first burial took place on 14th December 1975 in the West London section.

In December 2010, additional burial land was purchased on the east side of Clay Lane. 1.8 acres was designated for Belsize Square Synagogue while the remaining land was allocated equally between the three other owning communities. In 2014, a Woodland Burial area was created by West London Synagogue in partnership with landscape architects. This project is still in its infancy and it will take many years to develop a fully-fledged woodland area.

There are four owning communities: the S&P Sephardi Community, West London Synagogue, Liberal Judaism and Belsize Square Synagogue. The Cemetery is managed by the Edgwarebury Joint Burial Board (EJBB).

Our prayer hall (Ohel) was refurbished in 2017 with a new floor and new, upholstered chairs. There is seating for 100 people and additional space for standing. New windows were fitted in May 2019. We also have a loop system in the prayer hall. Our Kohanim room is located just behind the prayer hall and is clearly signposted.

We have an electric bus (currently not in use owing to COVID restrictions) to transport up to 10 people who may have difficulty in walking from the prayer hall onto the grounds. The bus is used for funerals and stone settings except for sections SE1, SE2, WL1 and U1, as these areas are very close to the prayer hall.

Visiting loved ones and friends at any cemetery can be a challenging and often traumatic experience. Our Edgwarebury staff understand this and we are here to help you in any way possible. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us on 020 8958 0090.

 

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Burial Search

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COVID-19 Update
6th December 2021
2nd Tevet 5782

From Tuesday 30th November 2021, mask wearing will be compulsory in the prayer hall unless medically exempt.

From Sunday 14th November, the following easing of restrictions applied:

  1. All funeral and stone setting services are unrestricted in number.
  2. The prayer hall is open for all services and the doors will stay open to aid ventilation.
  3. All seats have been restored in the prayer hall to accommodate 80 people.
  4. No standing is allowed inside so as to avoid congestion and people being packed in too tightly.
  5. There is standing room outside the prayer hall if required.
  6. If the deceased was known to have Covid-19, the funeral will take place at graveside and the prayer hall will be locked.
  7. We ask that eulogies are kept to 10 minutes in total so as to minimise the time spent inside the prayer hall.
  8. All services will finish at graveside for the time being.
  9. The office is open for one visitor at-a-time. Masks must be worn.

We regularly review our procedures and updates are published on the website.

We thank you for patience and understanding during these challenging times.


Daily Schedule


 

Monday 6th December 2021
2nd Tevet 5782

Funeral:
11.00 am: Maisie Phillips
U4-ZC-6
Rabbi Rachel Benjamin


 

Gratuities

The EJBB staff are committed to offering members a very professional service and there is a strict ‘no gratuities’ policy. People who would like to donate any monies can do so through the charity boxes found near the cemetery offices and the prayer hall. Donations help with the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds.

Job Opportunities

Cemetery Operative permanent full-time
For an application pack, call 020 8958 0090

Contact Us

Tel: 020 8958 0090
Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware,
Middlesex, HA8 8QP.

Email:
admin@ejbb-jbc.org.uk

Cemetery Director: Lester Harris
Operations Manager: Steve Webb
Administrators:
Jocelyn Axelrod
Sara Black
Finance Officer:
Mary Pearmain

Cemetery Operatives:
Lee Butler
Jake Dunn
Ryan Goodwin
Gavin Richardson
Liam Smith

Edgwarebury Joint Burial Board
Chair: John Abramson
Vice-Chairs: Hilton Ellis & Simon Raperport
Treasurer: Sue Nyman
Chair, Operations Committee:
Freddy Lehmann

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EJBB takes your privacy seriously and we will only use your personal information to administer your business with us and/or to provide the products and services you have requested from us.

Memorial maintenance services

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Memorial cleaning & Maintenance

Details on how to request renovations for memorials and how the annual maintenance contracts work

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Dedications

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Rose Tree, Granite Planters, Pebble Bins and Memorial Wall plaques

Details on how to make a dedication of a rose tree, granite planter, pebble bin or memorial plaque in memory of a loved one

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Images of Grounds

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Browse images of the grounds

Photos of the grounds, prayer hall and offices

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What to do in the
event of a Bereavement

The Cemetery is run on behalf of the S&P Sephardi Community, West London Synagogue, Liberal Judaism and Belsize Square Synagogue. Burial services are not available on Shabbat, Jewish religious holidays and Xmas Day.
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Stone settings

Stone setting arrangements have to be made through the representive synagogue and therefore you should contact them direct
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