How does the scheme work?

As a member of one of our synagogues, your membership of the JJBS burial scheme is automatic. Your synagogue pays an annual, non-refundable fee to JJBS both to cover the actual cost of the funeral and the plot and to provide and maintain the cemeteries at Cheshunt.

If you live within the Home Counties area this provides you with the right either to a burial at Cheshunt or a cremation at Golders Green Crematorium. In the rest of the country, JJBS will provide a substantial contribution to the funeral costs.

These rights begin as soon as you join a member synagogue. If a member dies during the first 6 months of membership a charge for the cost of the funeral will be made. Please contact your synagogue or the JJBS Office for further details.