What is a Columbarium?
A columbarium is a three-sided structure containing niches designed to hold the ashes of those whose remains have been cremated. It can be a place of remembrance, contemplation, meditation and prayer.
A columbarium can provide comfort to the family, providing a memorial within a Jewish cemetery. It can also offer a practical way to make advance plans, relieving the family of difficult decisions.
Westminster Synagogue Columbarium
The newly constructed Westminster Synagogue columbarium is situated in the Jewish Cemetery in Hoop Lane, Golders Green, in northwest London.
The niches of the columbarium can hold one or two funerary urns, so that the ashes of a couple can be interred together.
In front of the columbarium we have planted a beautiful, mature olive tree.
The columbarium is administered by the Executive of Westminster Synagogue.