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If you need help arranging a funeral, the LJS can help you arrange a burial or a cremation, whether you are a member of this Synagogue or not and whether one partner is Jewish and the other one is not. We can also offer family plots if required. The Liberal Jewish Synagogue operates its own cemetery at Pound Lane, Willesden, London, NW10 2HG.

Opening Times Visitors are welcome during opening hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday and Bank Holidays. The Cemetery is closed on Saturdays, Jewish Festivals and 25th December.

Reporting a Death over the Holiday period (24th December to 1st January 2015)

The LJS offices will be closed from 1:00pm on Wednesday 24th December and re-open on Monday 29th December. If you need to report a death when the office is closed please contact the LJS undertakers, MM Broad on 020 8445 2797 in the first instance.

The LJS offices will also be closed from 4:00pm on Wednesday 31st December and re-open on Friday 2nd January 2015. If you need to report a death on New Year’s Day, please contact MM Broad on 020 8445 2797.

Please note that most Registry offices may also be closed over this period and all paperwork, including Death Certificates and Registration of Death need to be in place before a funeral can be arranged.  

Cemetery Contacts

Funerals Co-ordinator at the LJS - Irene Levin
020 7432 1298 or email i.levin@ljs.org

Cemetery Superintendent at Pound Lane 020 8459 1635

Funeral Directors - M. M. Broad & Son
020 8445 2797(24 hours)

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About the Cemetery Our cemetery, which has a War Memorial and a Holocaust Memorial was opened in 1914 and should remain active for another 50 years.

Space is available for burials and interment of ashes for Members and Non-Members of the LJS. Although only Members of the LJS have Burial Rights at the cemetery, the Synagogue is happy to organise and arrange burials for non-members at Pound Lane. It is also a general policy of the Synagogue not to separate in death those who were together in life. This becomes increasingly important as mixed faith partners grow old. Jewish Non-Members and their partners are therefore welcome to apply to the Synagogue for burial at our Cemetery.

A record of all graves and ashes is held by the Cemetery Superintendent and Irene Levin at the LJS office. Genealogical information can be obtained on request.

The cemetery offers a number of alternatives including: rose gardens, small ashes graves, a columbarium, family plots, and burial in depth. It is also possible to reserve graves.

No charge is made to Members for a plot as the plot is included in the charge made by the LJS for Funeral Arrangements and LJS members are entitled to a substantially lesser charge than non members. The Synagogue does not run or subscribe to any Funeral Expenses Scheme, and so the deceased's estate or heirs must meet the cost of the burial and/or cremation. (Please contact the Funerals Co-ordinator for additional information on charges if you are over 65 and wish to become an LJS member)

Grave Maintenance We can arrange for the upkeep of graves, including some renovations where necessary and regular cleaning of headstones and yearly planting if required. For more details please contact the Funerals Co-ordinator on 020 7432 1298 or email at i.levin@ljs.org.

Directions to the Cemetery
The cemetery is off Pound Lane, Willesden, London, NW10 2HG. At the south-east end of Pound Lane is a fire station, next to the fire station is a block of flats and by the side of the flats is a small road that leads to the cemetery.

See map.

By Bus: The numbers 6 and 226 stop outside the fire station
The numbers 52 and 98 stop in Willesden High Road, at the corner of Hawthorn Road, walk down Hawthorn to the cemetery (about 5 minutes)

By Underground: The nearest stations are Dollis Hill or Willesden Green which are 10-15 minutes walk from the cemetery.

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28 St. John's Wood Road, London, NW8 7HA, Tel: +44 (0)20 7286 5181, Fax: +44 (0)20 7266 3591

E-mail: ljs@ljs.org, Office Hours: Mondays to Thursdays: 09:00 - 17:00, Fridays: 09:00 - 15:00

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