Woodland site holds first burial

By Simon Rocker, June 21, 2012

The only designated woodland Jewish burial site has held its first funeral.

Andrea Shall, 55, a mother-of-three from Bromley Reform Synagogue, was buried on Sunday at the new facility at Cheshunt cemetery in Hertfordshire.

Jewish Joint Burial Society chairman Mike Frankl said Mrs Shall “loved nature and used to go for walks in Bluebell Woods [in Kent] in summer”.


Fed denies burial complaint

By Robyn Rosen, April 14, 2011

The Federation of Synagogues has denied accusations that its burial society tried to "take advantage" of the family of an Ilford Federation member who died on Shabbat.

Malcolm Bennett from Clayhall complained after allegedly being asked for more than £2,000 to bury his father, Alfred, who died, aged 82, at Springfield Care Home in Ilford on April 2.


Scots burial board settles out of court

By Stephanie Brickman, March 24, 2011

The Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society, GHBS, has settled out of court with its former burial officer Warren Bader, just hours from the start of what would have been a five-day tribunal.


Scottish Jews oppose double-decker burials

By Marcus Dysch, July 30, 2010

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities has said it "strongly objects" to proposals to allow the re-use of graves.

The Scottish Government is expected to back the deepening of burial sites, effectively giving the go-ahead to "double-deck" graves.

It is due to announce its plans next month following a lengthy consultation into solving the increasing difficulty of securing burial space.