The United Synagogue Burial Society maintains twenty cemeteries. Many are heritage cemeteries where burials no longer take place but which we preserve on behalf of the Jewish community. Our cemeteries that are permanently open are Bushey Old, Bushey New, Waltham Abbey, Willesden and East Ham Cemetery. If you are interested in visiting one of our heritage cemeteries, please contact us on 020 8950 7767 (option 1) or email office@usburial.org.uk.

Address:
Alderney Road, London, E1 4EQ (Nearest Postcode)

Opening Times: By appointment Monday – Thursday only. Please call 020 8950 7767 (option 1) or email office@usburial.org.uk to arrange a visit.

This is the oldest Ashkenazi Cemetery in the United Kingdom. Also known as The Great Synagogue Burial Ground, this cemetery opened in 1697 which was extended in 1749 and was closed in 1852.

Famous people buried in the cemetery include:
Aaron Hart 1709 – 1756 – 1st Chief Rabbi of England
David Tevele Schiff 1765 -1791 2nd Chief Rabbi of England
Rabbi Hayim Samuel Jacob De Falk 1708 – 1782 – Baal Shem of London

Address:
Redan Road, Hampshire, GU12 4ST

Opening Times: By appointment – please contact 020 8950 7767

This is a beautiful small walled cemetery set to the side of a municipal multi-cultural cemetery in the county of Hampshire along Redan Road. A picturesque cemetery, that has an abundance of flowering trees and shrubs in and around the memorials. The centre has a large tomb dedicated to the “Cohen family” which has an unusual style to it. There are three commonwealth war graves and an array of varied memorials in differing stone and character.

Address: Bancroft Road, London, E1

Formally known as Globe Fields, this area was purchased in 1810 by the Maiden Lane Synagogue. The first burial took place in 1811. The cemetery was closed for burials in 1907.

Address: Brady Street, E1

Opening Times: By appointment – please contact 020 8950 7767

Famous people buried in the cemetery include:
Solomon Herschel 1802 – 1842 Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
Hyman Hurwitz 1770 – 1844 Professor of Hebrew at London University, friend of Coleridge
Nathan Meyer Rothschild 1777 – 1836 Banker
Miriam Levy 1801 – 1850 Welfare Worker, opened up first kitchen for the poor in Whitechapel

Cohanim should not drive along Sandy Lane to access either Bushey Old or Bushey New cemeteries because of overhanging trees. Please access these sites by driving along Little Bushey Lane.

Please note: there are now two cemeteries operating at Bushey, Bushey ‘Old’ Cemetery and Bushey ‘New’ Cemetery, both of which are still active for funerals, stonesettings and visiting. Please check carefully which cemetery you require.

Bushey ‘Old’ Cemetery is at Little Bushey Lane, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3TP and Bushey ‘New’ Cemetery is 400m down the road at Little Bushey Lane, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3FF.

Please do not park on the kerb anywhere on Little Bushey Lane, even if you see other cars doing it. You may get a parking ticket and it causes access problems for people in wheelchairs and local families with children who cannot use the pavement when it is blocked by cars.

Please park in one of our two large car parks at either Bushey New Cemetery or Bushey Old Cemetery. Once parked, you can reach the other cemetery by foot in just 5-6 minutes. Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

Click here for a map of Bushey Old Cemetery.
Click here for a map of Bushey New Cemetery.

If you require further information please feel free to email office@usburial.org.uk.

Opening Times for the Cemetery Grounds

Summer Times:
09:00 – 17:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
09:00 – 15:45 Fridays and eve of Jewish Festivals
Bank Holidays 09:00 – 16:00

Winter Times:
09:00 – 16:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
09:00 – 15:00 Fridays and eve of Jewish Festivals
Bank Holidays – Please contact the Bushey Burial Office for opening & closing times

Bushey Burial Office (Funeral Arrangements & Grave Space Reservations)

Tel: 020 8950 7767 (Option 1)
Email: office@usburial.org.uk

Opening Times:
Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 15:00 (Winter 09:00 – 13:00)
Sunday: 09.00 – 16.00 (Summer), 09.00 – 15.00 (Winter)
Bank Holidays: 09:00 – 13:00

Address: Bushey New Cemetery, Little Bushey Lane, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3FF

Bushey Cemetery Maintenance Department (Consecrations/Stonesettings & Stone Maintenance)

Tel: 020 8950 7767 (Option 2)
Email: cmd@usburial.org.uk

Opening Times
Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 16:00
Friday: 09:00 – 13:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed

Address: Hedon Road, Hull

Address: Old Charlton Road, Dover, CT16 2QA
Tel: 020 8950 7767

Opening Times: By appointment – please contact 020 8950 7767

Address: Marlow Road, High Street South, E6 3QG
Tel: 020 8950 7767
Email: office@usburial.org.uk

Opening Times:

Summer Time:
09.00 – 15.00 Sunday
09:00 – 15:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
09:00 – 13:00 Fridays and eve of Jewish Festivals

Winter Times:
09.00 – 15.00 Sunday
09:00 – 15:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
09:00 – 13:00 Fridays and eve of Jewish Festivals

(The cemetery will be closed on Shabbat & Jewish festivals. East Ham Cemetery is closed on all National & Bank Holidays, except for services)

Click here for a map of East Ham Cemetery.

Address: 2 Ella Street, Hull, HU5 3AT

Address: Eretz Hachaim Cemetery, Shimshon Junction, by Bet Shemesh, Israel

The United Synagogue has purchased a section at the Eretz Hachaim Cemetery just outside Jerusalem for use by members who wish to be buried in Israel.

Please contact us on 020 8950 7767 (option 1) or email office@usburial.org.uk for further information.

Address: Lauriston Road, Hackney, London, E9 7HH

Opening Times:
By appointment Monday – Thursday only; please call 020 8950 7767 (Option 1) or email office@usburial.org.uk to arrange a visit.

Situated a little to the North of Royal Gate East, Victoria Park, Hackney. The cemetery opened in 1788 (purchased by the Hambro Synagogue) and closed in 1886 (By Order in Council). The first burial at this cemetery dates back to Monday 11th February 1788.

Address: Church Lane, Hull, HU9 5RL

Address: High Street North, London, E12 6PQ

Opening Times:
By Appointment Monday – Thursday only: please call 020 8950 7767 (Option 1) or email: office@usburial.org.uk to arrange a visit.

Opened in 1896, known as the “Trade Unionists Cemetery”. Past secretaries of the cigars union and costomongers union are buried in the cemetery. On 6th May 2003 386 tombstones were vandalised.

Famous people buried in the cemetery include the following:

Sir John De Villiers – Knighted by the British Government for his work in connection with the Venezuelan-Surinam frontier negotiations also the librarian and deputy keeper of the printed books and head of the Map Room at the British Museum.

Henry Osprovat – Illustrator, caricaturist, draughtsman and occasional portrait painter. Illustrated Shakespeare, Matthew Arnold and Browning 1899–1902. Engaged on a series of caricatures of ‘Stars of the Music Hall Stage’ when he died on 2 January 1909. Memorial exhibition at the Baillie Gallery 1909.

Address: Waller Road, Sheffield, S6 5DP

As this cemetery has public footpaths running through it, it is always open for visitation.

Address: 85 Colley Rd, Sheffield S5 9GU

For visitation enquiries, please contact the Burial Society Burial Office: 020 8950 7767 (Option 1).

Burial Society Office Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday (Winter) 9.00am – 1.00pm
Friday (Summer) 9.00am – 3.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Address: Duke Street, PR8 5EL

Click here for a map of the cemetery

Address: Skillet Hill, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT
Tel: 020 8950 7767
Email: office@usburial.org.uk

Opening Times:

Summer Times:
09:00 – 17:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
09:00 – 16:00 Friday and eve of Jewish Festivals
Bank Holidays 09:00 – 16:00

Winter Times:
09:00 – 16:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
09:00 – 15:00 Fridays and eve of Jewish Festivals
Bank Holidays – Please contact the Bushey Burial Office 020 8950 7767 (Option 1) for opening & closing times.

Click here for a map of Waltham Abbey Cemetery.

Address: Buckingham Road, Forest Lane, E15 1SP

Opening Times:
By appointment Monday – Thursday only – please call 020 8950 7767 (Option 1) or email: office@usburial.org.uk to arrange a visit.

West Ham Cemetery was opened in 1857, and was the burial ground of the Great and New Synagogue. At the north end of the cemetery some of the paths were excavated in 1960 to reinter remains moved from the cemetery in Hoxton. The most prominent monument in the cemetery is the Mausoleum designed by Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt, architect of the India Office in Whitehall, for Evelina Rothschild who died in childbirth in 1866.

Famous people buried in the cemetery include the following:
Rabbi Susman Cohen – Died 1907 – Dayan of the United Synagogue, 1893 – 1906
David Salomons – Died 1873 – First Jewish Lord Mayor of London & also Liberal Member of Parliament for Greenwich.
Sir Benjamin Phillips – Died 1889 – Lord Mayor of London

To find out more about the new House of Life heritage experience at Willesden Jewish Cemetery please click here.

Willesden Cemetery is one of London’s most prestigious Jewish Cemeteries. It was opened in 1873.

Famous people buried in this cemetery include:
Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz 1872 – 1946 Chief Rabbi 1913 – 1946
Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie 1895 – 1979 Chief Rabbi 1948 – 1965
Sir Julius Vogel 1835 – 1899 Prime Minister of New Zealand
Rosalind Franklin 1920 – 1958 Co discoverer of DNA
Marcus Samuel 1853 – 1927 1st Viscount Bearstead, banker and a founder of Shell Oil Company

Address: Beaconsfield Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2JE
Tel: 020 8950 7767
Email: office@usburial.org.uk

Click here to download a map of Willesden Cemetery.
Click here to download directions to the cemetery.

Opening Times:

Summer Times:
09:00 – 17:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
09:00 – 16:00 Fridays and eve of Jewish Festivals

Winter Times:
09:00 – 16:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
09:00 – 15:00 Fridays and eve of Jewish Festivals

Bank Holidays:
Please contact the Bushey Burial Office 020 8950 7767 (Option 1) for opening & closing times

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