BURIAL RIGHTS through Edgware & District Reform Synagogue

Following the recent Trustees Annual Report and discussion at the Special General Meeting on Monday 22 May we would like to advise all current EDRS members that the burial rights included within the EDRS membership subscription provide cover through the Jewish Joint Burial Society for burial at the Western Cemetery, Cheshunt or cremation at Golders Green Crematorium. This has been the case since 1969 and will continue to be the case after the merger with Hendon Reform Synagogue.

The Jewish Joint Burial Society are now also able to offer the option of a Woodland Burial in Cheshunt at an additional extra cost (currently £1,600 per plot) which can be paid up front.

We are now also able to offer the opportunity for Mixed Faith Burial at Cheshunt through the EDRS/JJBS scheme.  This is in a separate area at Cheshunt.  Non-Jewish Partners are invited to become an Associate of EDRS and pay an annual fee for this provision.  If the non-Jewish partner is over the age of 50 an age adjustment payment would be payable on application.

The EDRS/JJBS scheme does NOT include burial at Edgwarebury Lane Cemetery.  However, the scheme does enable a grant to be provided towards the cost of burial or cremation elsewhere but is unlikely to meet the full cost of the funeral/cremation.  There is no grant available towards the cost of purchasing a plot elsewhere now or in the future.

In the 1990’s there was a brief option, for an additional annual fee, for EDRS members to join the WLS Undertakings Ltd scheme for burial at Edgwarebury Lane but this was CLOSED by them and remains closed to members from other synagogues.  Only those who took this option out at the time and pay both their EDRS annual subscription and the WLS additional annual fee or those who have purchased plots at Edgwarebury are currently guaranteed burial at Edgwarebury and their estate/next-of-kin would need to meet the bill from WLS Undertakings and then make a claim via ourselves for a grant towards the funeral cost at the appropriate time as explained above.  A copy of the Death Certificate and receipted WLS Funeral account would be required.

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