Jewish Joint Burial Society – Help a Hedge

Category: Put on your wellies

The JJBS provides funerals for synagogue members as part of the benefits of belonging to a synagogue. Currently, the JJBS covers over 17,000 members in 39 synagogues (27 Reform, 7 Masorti, 3 Liberal and 2 Independent).

The Society provides funerals for congregants of member synagogues. This can be in a conventional grave with a headstone in the Western Cemetery at Cheshunt in Hertfordshire where the JJBS has burial rights. This primarily serves the London synagogues; in the rest of the country, synagogues use dedicated Jewish areas in municipal cemeteries.

 We can bury Jewish and non-Jewish partners in a Woodland or lawn setting in the JJBS Woodland Cemetery at Cheshunt.

 Cremations in London normally take place at the Golders Green Crematorium. Ashes can be interred in the columbarium at the Woodland Cemetery.

 We also provide burials and cremations for non-members.

 When a member dies in the London area, the JJBS, in conjunction with the synagogue, makes all the arrangements for the funeral, whether it is a burial or a cremation, and covers the basic cost of the funeral.

The project

We are putting hedges up in our Woodland Cemetery.

Please come along on Mitzvah Day between 10.30am – 1pm. 

This is suitable for Children as long as they are accompanied by an adult, tools will be provided!

For more information – contact Jacob on