Lady Jakobovits, 81, the widow of the former Chief Rabbi Lord Jakobovits, died in hospital on Friday.
Her family had earlier asked people to recite prayers on her behalf as she lay in intensive care in the Royal Free Hospital in North West London. An estimated 2800 mourners gathered outside her home in Hendon on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects as the cortege set off for Jerusalem, where she was due to be buried on Monday.
The family will be sitting shiva until Friday at 51 Shirehall Park NW4, from 9am until evening services at 9.30 pm.
Labour MP Karen Buck has held Westminster North, incorporating St John’s Wood, in a nail-biting contest with Tory Joanne Cash.
During the campaign Ms Buck told the JC that she had always "championed" the causes of Jewish constituents.
Ms Cash, nicknamed a "Cameron cutie", criticised media coverage of her candidacy, which she claimed had "an incredibly powerful" impact on the result. In a recent Channel 4 Dispatches programme, her campaign was said to have received a large amount of money from Conservative Friends of Israel.
Labour have regained Bethnal Green and Bow, the seat won by Respect's George Galloway from Jewish MP Oona King in a bitter 2005 campaign.
With Mr Galloway fighting a losing battle in Poplar, Respect support plummeted by 20 per cent in Bethnal Green, where their candidate Abjol Miah lost to Labour's Rushanara Ali with a 14.1 per cent swing.
Labour's John Mann, chair of the All-Party Inquiry into Antisemitism, has retained his seat in Bassetlaw, north Nottinghamshire, with a 8,977 majority over Tory Keith Girling.
"I'm really pleased to see the result being a high swing to Labour which is totally contrary to what's happening elsewhere in the country," Mr Mann said. "I'm looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow and fighting the cause for the people of Bassetlaw."
His Labour colleague Denis MacShane, chair of the Antisemitism Inquiry panel, also retained his seat in Rotherham.
The polarising Jewish Conservative politician Dr Julian Lewis has held his seat in New Forest East.
Dr Lewis, the shadow defence secretary, was boosted by a 3.2 per cent swing from the Liberal Democrats, despite reports from pinknews.co.uk that he had made comments suggesting that being a homosexual was "more dangerous than being in the army".
Speaking after the vote was announced, Dr Lewis said: "I am naturally delighted that we have had such a stunning victory in New Forest East tonight.
Labour's Ivan Lewis, well-known in the Jewish community, has held on to his seat in Bury South despite an eight per cent swing to the Conservatives.
Foreign Office minister Mr Lewis, formerly vice-chairman of Labour Friends of Israel, received 19,508 votes, gaining a 40.4 per cent share and a 3,292 majority. In what was essentially a two-horse race between two Jewish candidates, Conservative Michelle Wiseman, chief executive of Manchester Jewish Community Care, got 16,216 votes.