WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF BEREAVEMENT
Notify the synagogue office and appropriate Burial Society IMMEDIATELY on 020 7723 9333.
If you require the United Synagogue Burial Society please call on 020 8950 7767 or visit http://www.theus.org.uk/burial
If you require The Western Charitable Foundation please call on 020 7724 7702 or visit http://www.westerncharitablefoundation.com/arranging-a-funeral
The procedure for registering a death is as follows:
- Obtain a death certificate from the doctor or hospital, stating the cause of death.
- Take the death certificate to the Registrar for Births and Deaths. This must be the Registrar in the vicinity where the death occurred.
- Telephone the Burial Office once you have been issued with the relevant documentation. The burial office will advise what to do next.
Once funeral arrangements have been made the Synagogue office will be able assist with Shiva chairs and prayer books and will liaise with the Rabbi about the funeral and subsequent Shiva.
You may wish to speak personally with the Rabbi about the funeral service and Shiva arrangements. He can be contacted through the synagogue office on 020 7723 9333.
Notify family and friends of the arrangements.
We are aware that there is a three day Yom Tov which could prove to be problematic in the event of a serious emergency during this time. If this should happen, we have an emergency mobile number that will be monitored, messages listened to and answered if urgent and/or a health-related emergency. It is essential that you give full clear details of your name, phone number and the nature of your emergency as, of course, this is the only way that you can receive a response. The number is 07852 209012.
May we again stress that this is for emergencies only.