Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday
8:30 am to 4.45 pm
Friday
8:30 am to 2.45 pm

Visitors are kindly requested to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the gates close.

Hoop Lane Cemetery: A brief History

By the late 19th century, West London Synagogue needed a larger burial ground and approval was given to establish a new cemetery on farmland near the hamlet of Golders Green. The congregation purchased the site for £3,000 on 21st December 1894. The area consisted of 15 acres, 3 roods and 38 poles situated at the corner of Temple Fortune Lane and Hoop Lane.
Just a few months before the cemetery opened, on 23 April 1896 the West London congregation sold eight acres of the site to the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of London, thus creating an arrangement of sharing cemetery space between the Reform and the Sephardi communities that has persisted into the 21st century. Hoop Lane also became the primary burial ground of London’s Spanish and Portuguese community, superseding its earlier Velho and Nuevo cemeteries in the East End. The first interment was that of Frances Salaman, wife of Charles Salaman, who was born in Jamaica in 1817 and died in London on the 6th May 1897.

There are two owning communities: the S&P Sephardi Community and West London Synagogue. The Cemetery is managed by the Joint Burial Committee (JBC) which is comprised of representatives of the two communities. It meets 4 times a year.

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The Crematorium is a separate organisation with no connection to the cemetery. Details can be found here

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Directions & Parking

Maps and details on how to find us by tube and bus, and also details of local taxi firms. Please note that parking is very restricted. The cemetery was designed in an era without cars and there is only room to safely park about 10 cars. During services, priority is naturally given to the officiating Rabbi and the Funeral Director. You can park on Hoop Lane after 9.30 am Monday to Friday, and all day on Sunday.
 

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Contact Us

Tel: 020 8455 2569
Hoop Lane
Golders Green
London
NW11 7NJ

Cemetery Director:
Lester Harris
Site Manager: John Lang
Administrator: Linda Stone
Accountant: Mary Pearmain

Cemetery Operatives:
Gheorghe Pasraliu
Ivor Thomson

Joint Burial Committee
Chair: Daniel Ettinghausen
Vice-Chair: Anthony Stewart
Treasurer: Simon Raperport

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Tombstone services

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Tombstone cleaning & upkeep

Details on how to request renovations for tombstones and how the annual maintenance contracts work

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Dedications

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Rose Tree & Wall plaque

Details on how to make a dedication of a rose tree or plaque in memory of a loved one

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Images of Grounds

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Browse images of the grounds

Photos of the grounds, prayer hall and offices

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What to do in the
event of a Bereavement

The Cemetery is run on behalf of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews’ Synagogue (S&P) and the West London Synagogue (WLS). Burial services are not available on Shabbat, Yomtov and Christmas Day.
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Stone settings

Stone setting arrangements have to be made through the representive synagogue and therefore you should contact them direct
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