The members of the Joint Jewish Burial Society are 25 London Synagogues and 14 National Synagogues.

The Society is a registered charity and a Company. The Society is governed by a Board of Governors who are the trustees of the charity. Each Synagogue has the power to appoint one voting governor and an alternate and meetings are held quarterly. For a full list of governors please click here.

Governors make all strategic decisions, including investment policy, setting fees and benefits.


The Chairman oversees the day to day operations which are run by the Sextons.


All major decisions are ratified by the Board of Governors. A sub-committee reviews the Society’s risks, investments and loans.


The Society also has a Grants Committee and a Woodland Committee.

Chair: David Leibling
Vice Chair: Steve Wynne
Treasurer: Peter Vos
Secretary: Jocelyn Shepherd
Actuary: Keith Feldman

Sextons: Mitzi Kalinsky and Ian Jacobs.