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About US Burial Society

The United Synagogue Burial Society is responsible for all the activities surrounding the burial of our members. We organise, oversee and advise on the various processes that are required by both Jewish and English & Welsh law at this difficult time. We are also responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of our burial grounds.

We maintain thirteen cemeteries, both active and disused. Our cemeteries that are permanently open are Bushey, Waltham Abbey, Willesden and East Ham Cemetery, however, it is not always practical due to Health and Safety legislation to keep all our cemeteries permanently open.

The US Burial Society has a strict 'no gratuities' policy and people who would like to donate are asked to do so through our charity boxes found in our cemeteries. These monies will help the Burial Society raise much needed funds for both the purchase of stones for unmarked graves and to assist in the restoration of older broken stones.

In total the US Burial Society has more than 60 members of staff and every single one is committed to offering US members the best possible service. If you would like further information please contact:

Melvyn Hartog
Head of Burial
Tel: 020 8343 6283
Email: mhartog@theus.org.uk


Bushey Burial Office: 020 8950 7767 option 1

Please note that all United Synagogue cemeteries will be closed for Jewish festivals on September 30, 2019 and October 1, 9, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2019.

In the event of a bereavement please see our What To Do In the Event Of A Bereavement section by clicking here.

In the event of a still birth or miscarriage please see our guide for support and advice available hereClick here for information about USCC's Stillbirth Support Group. 

If you wish to discuss tombstone maintenance, including cleaning, please call 
020 8950 7767 and select option 2. Alternatively, you can email memorialcare@usburial.org.uk for more information.