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West Ham Jewish Cemetery
Buckingham Road,
West Ham
London Borough of Newham
Greater London  England
Postal Code: E15 1SP

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Registers: London Beth Din, Court of the Chief Rabbi, Adler House, 735 High Road, North Finchley,London N12 0US. The Beth Din web site has a free search facility for graves where you can search by cemetery/first name/last name/year of burial.Certain days are days when graves should not be visited (indeed most cemeteries will be closed). Saturdays are not a suitable day as it is the Sabbath and many cemeteries close earlier on a Friday (especially in winter).In addition there are other dates which are holy days and so visiting cemeteries is not appropriate. It is perfectly acceptable to photograph gravestones. You may see notices asking you not to, but there is nothing in Jewish law to prevent you from photographing.The cemetery is adjacent to West Ham Cemetery which stands in Cemetery Road, London, E7. It stands in Buckingham Road, E15 at the point where the old post code boundary changes. The first burial was in 1856 and it was opened as the burial ground of the Great and New Synagogue. At the north end of the cemetery some of the paths were excavated in 1960 to re-inter remains moved from the cemetery in Hoxton. The most prominent monument in the cemetery is the Mausoleum designed for Evelina Rothschild who died in childbirth in 1866. The cemetery belongs to The United Synagogue Burial Society and intending visitors should contact 020 8950 7767 in advance, and they will then make arrangements to unlock the gates at an agreed time. It is customary to cover your head. It is also customary to put a stone (pebble) on the grave to show you have visited. It is NOT customary to put flowers on a Jewish grave. (text by Geoffrey Gillon)
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West Ham Jewish Cemetery
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West Ham Jewish Cemetery
Added by: geoffrey gillon
West Ham Jewish Cemetery
Added by: geoffrey gillon
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