What to do in the event of bereavement:

Notify the federation burial office IMMEDIATELY and leave your name, the name of the deceased, and a contact phone number.

Federation Burial Office: 020 8202 3903 

 Rabbi Yanky Abrams: 07961914795

Obtain a death certificate from the doctor or hospital, stating the cause of death.

Take the death certificate to the Registrar for Births and Deaths. It must be the Registrar in the vicinity where the death occurred

Phone the Burial Office once you have been issued with the relevant documentation. The burial office will advise what to do next.

Once funeral arrangements are made, you can speak personally with the Rabbi about the funeral service and shiva arrangements. The Rabbi can assist you with the shiva chairs and prayer books.

Notify family and friends of the arrangements, and the Rabbi will inform the community via email.

We also have available books containing more information on what to do, and some notes on the various laws, customs, and traditions concerning death, burial, shiva, and mourning. Please ask the Rabbi about them.


On the Federation website, you will find a transliteration of the order of service and Mourner’s Kaddish.

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