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Bereavements

Death and Bereavement

 

Funerals are arranged through the Jewish Joint Burial Society. (Membership of Radlett Reform includes membership of the JJBS.) http://www.jewishfunerals.org.uk/

Please see their website for further details including a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

The JJBS, in conjuction with the synagogue, arranges both burials (usually at Cheshunt) and cremations (usually at Hoop Lane, Golders Green). There are JJBS burial arrangement forms, for both Jewish and non-Jewish partners/members of Radlett Reform. Please telephone the office on 01923 856110 if you wish to complete one of these forms.

Those attending a Jewish funeral (burial) may also find these notes helpful.

Evening prayers are conducted as required during the shiva period (the 7 days after the funeral) in the family home. Prayerbooks and ‘shiva chairs’ are available for collection from the synagogue office.

Kaddish

Kaddish, the Aramaic prayer traditionally recited by the mourners is available here with transliteration (English letters) if you want to read it but are worried about not being able to read Hebrew confidently

Click here to download a copy of kaddish

Western Synagogue Cemetery, Bulls Cross Ride, Cheshunt, Herts EN7 5HT

Directions are as follows: Using M25 Motorway – leave motorway at exit 25 – take A10 in direction of Central London but almost immediately turn right at traffic lights into Bullsmoor Lane. Then at ‘T’ Bend turn right into Bulls Cross and follow road into Whitewebbs Lane. Turn right into Bulls Cross Ride – follow road over M25 to Cemetery (on left).

Approaching from South – Use A10 (Great Cambridge Road) – about 4 ¾ miles North of junction with the North Circular Road – at the traffic lights, turn left into Bullsmoor Lane (and follow above directions).

Approaching from Enfield – follow signs to ‘Forty Hill’ or ‘Forty Hall’. The road, Forty Hill, runs straight into Bulls Cross.

By Main Line Train from Liverpool Street Station to Turkey Street. Then take a cab from the station. Station Cars can be contacted on 020 8363 0140 or 020 8363 3727.

Golders Green Crematorium

The address is Hoop Lane, London NW11 7NL

Ha-makom yenachem etchem b’toch sh’ar ha-aveilim

May God comfort you among all who mourn

 


 

Choice of funerals from The Jewish Joint Burial Society (JJBS)

 

Here is a summary of your choice of burials from:
1. Main Cemetery
2. Lawn Area
3. Woodland Area North
4. Woodland Area South
5. Columbarium in the Woodland Cemetery

1. Main Cemetery

Provided :
a) you have been a member of Radlett Reform Synagogue for at least six months and
b) your subscriptions are paid up to date, and
c) You have paid to JJBS any over age burial premium – for congregants joining the JJBS scheme over 50 years old –

Then you are entitled to either, a cremation at Hoop Lane Crematorium, or a funeral in the Cheshunt Main Cemetery without any further charge whatsoever.
You may incur further personal expense for a headstone and if you wish to reserve an adjacent grave.

Burials in the Main Cemetery are side by side, ie two graves for a couple.
Hoop Lane Crematorium currently charges £200 for Sunday services.

It is important to emphasise that, if you have joined the JJBS system over 50, and even if you have paid the full over age burial premium, but unfortunately you die within six months of joining Radlett Reform Synagogue, then the burial charge of £4,800 per person will apply.

2. Lawn Area

The Lawn Area is for mixed faith congregants only.
For a couple, it is only one grave dug double depth.
Provided the above conditions a), b) and c) are met, there is no further charge whatsoever.
You may incur further personal expense for a headstone.

3. Woodland Area North

The Woodland Areas North and South provide a more natural grave as there are usually only four graves together surrounded by trees and grasses and wild flowers grow over the grave.
Burials in the Woodland Area North are for mixed faith congregants only.
For a couple, there is only one grave which is double depth. Provided the above conditions a), b) and c) are met, the only additional cost is a premium which, currently , is £1,500 for the couple payable at the first death.
You are advised to pay this now which secures your double depth grave and protects you from future annual increases.
You may incur further personal expense for a horizontal plaque which would, in time, sink into the ground and be covered with grasses and wild flowers.

4. Woodland Area South

Burials in the Woodland Area South are for Jewish congregants only.
There is a choice of either a) one grave double depth or b) side by side adjacent graves.

a) One grave double depth:
Provided the above conditions a), b) and c) are met, the only additional cost is a premium which, currently, is £1,500 for the couple payable at the first death.
You are advised to pay this now which secures your double depth grave and protects you from future annual increases.

b) Side by side adjacent graves:

Provided the above conditions a), b) and c) are met, the only additional cost is a premium which, currently, is £1,500 for each spouse, ie £3,000 for a couple.
You are advised to pay this now which secures your two adjacent graves and protects you from future annual increases.
You may incur further personal expense for a horizontal plaque which would, in time, sink into the ground and be covered with grasses and wild flowers.
There is also a charge for reserving the adjacent plot.

5. Columbarium in the Woodland Cemetery

We have a newly built Columbarium for urns containing the ashes after a cremation.
The Columbarium is for both Jewish and mixed faith congregants.
Provided the above conditions a), b) and c) are met, the only additional cost is a premium which, currently, is £850 for each spouse, ie £1,700 for a couple.
You are advised to pay this now which secures your two places and protects you from future annual increases.
The current £850 premium for each spouse includes a plaque. There is a charge for reserving the adjacent position.
Hoop Lane Crematorium currently charges £200 for Sunday services.

If you have any questions please contact the synagogue office

 

Mon, 20 November 2017 2 Kislev 5778