Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society

Charity Number SCO14704



This is a distressing time for all family members, and the GHBS will do the best it can to provide advice and make arrangements in a compassionate and sensitive way.

At the earliest opportunity, you should contact the Burial Officer, Carolyn Dover (+44 (0)141 577 8226), who provides an on-call service. Please note that the telephone will not be answered during Shabbat or Yom Tov.

The process of arranging a funeral changed in Scotland in May 2015. The new regulations require that registration of the death must take place before a funeral can be arranged.

So the first thing you need to do is to make sure a doctor has issued the MCCD (Medical Certificate of Cause of Death). They need to send this electronically to the Registrar at the Eastwood Registration Office. The Registrar will contact you by phone to register the death.

Carolyn will help you obtain the services of a Rabbi and help with all aspects of arranging the funeral.

She will also try to answer any questions you may have during this difficult time.