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We wish you and your family strength and comfort in the time of your grief and anguish. Please do contact us; we want to do everything we can to help and support you. The Rabbi, or other members of the Synagogue staff will talk you through what you have to do next.

Our short book The Laws Of Life explains what has to be done following a death, including contact details of key organisations, and offers a concise but comprehensive overview of Jewish traditions and practices in loss and mourning. Please click here to read the section on what practical actions you have to take immediately following a death, and click here for contact details for local register offices and burial societies. We will be glad to provide a full copy of the Laws of Life book from the Synagogue office.

Our synagogue employs the services of the Chevra Kaddisha of the Western Charitable Foundation. Funerals take place at the Western Cemetery, near Cheshunt, EN7 5HT. We are also able to officiate at a number of other burial grounds. Please click here to find the Western Cemetery on Google Maps.

You can click here if you would like the text of the Kaddish accompanied by a transliteration.

Please inform us of the arrangements for the Shivah; we are able to provide chairs, books and officiants to lead the prayers.

The Synagogue sends out details of bereavements to a list of members who have indicated that they would like to receive this information. It is a simple and helpful way of telling the community, so that we can support you.

May the all-present God comfort you
among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

Sat, 13 July 2024 7 Tammuz 5784