Golders Green Jewish Cemetery

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Template:Coord The Golders Green Jewish Cemetery, also known as Hoop Lane Jewish Cemetery, is a Jewish cemetery in London. It is maintained by the West London Synagogue.


The cemetery is located on Hoop Lane, in Golders Green in the London Borough of Barnet, across the street from the Golders Green Crematorium.


It was opened in 1895. The cemetery is divided into two parts, the West Side (used by West London Synagogue), where the graves are marked with an upright stone, and the East Side (used by the Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation).<ref name="Gardens">Template:Cite web</ref> The East Side is a traditional Sephardi cemetery (one of the few left in London) and the gravestones are laid horizontally. Just inside the gates is a small building, with two halls for burial services, and a drinking fountain.

Notable burials

East Side

  • Philip Guedalla, English barrister and biographer

West Side

  • Sir Frederic Cowen, British pianist, conductor and composer
  • Julia Goodman, British portrait painter
  • Basil Henriques, Jewish philanthropist
  • Leslie Lord Hore-Belisha, British Liberal politician
  • Gerald Isaacs, 2nd Marquess of Reading, British Conservative politician and barrister
  • Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, British Liberal politician and barrister, after cremation
  • Arthur Löwenstamm (1882 – 1965), theologian, writer and rabbi in Berlin and in London
  • Sir Philip Magnus, educational reformer
  • Jacqueline du Pré (1945 – 1987), English cellist, who converted to Judaism in 1967
  • Hugo Gryn, rabbi, broadcaster and Auschwitz survivor
  • Jack Rosenthal, English playwright
  • John Simon, British Liberal politician and barrister
  • Werner van der Zyl (1902 – 1984), rabbi in Berlin and in London


War graves

The cemetery contains the graves of 24 Commonwealth service personnel that are registered and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 10 from World War I and 14 from World War II.<ref name=cwgc>[1] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualties record.</ref>

Further reading

  • Meller, Hugh & Brian Parsons, London Cemeteries: an illustrated guide and gazetteer, The History Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7509-4622-3.


The cemetery is easily reached with public transport:

  • Bus: 82, 460, 210, all have stops nearby
  • Train: There is no station close by, Hampstead Heath or Hendon are probably the closest
  • Underground: Golders Green (five minutes walk)



External links

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