Members of the OJC’s Chevrah Kaddishah organise burial, shivah and yarzheit prayers. Most funerals are held at the Jewish section of the Wolvercote cemetery. Please contact for further details. Also there is a support and counselling service for those in need - BLESS (Bereavement, Loss and Emotional and Spiritual Support) 

Memorial Prayers

During Orthodox services, we are able to recite a memorial prayer for your departed relatives up to and including grandparents. This recitation will take place either after an Aliyah or after the hagbaah.

Memorial Prayer requests must always be accompanied by a full Hebrew name to include "ben...." or "bat....". Parents’ names can often be found on gravestones or in a Ketubah.

However, if you are an OJC member, we would advise you to contact who will forward your relatives' names and (preferably*) Hebrew date of death to the monthly lists. A reminder from the OJC will then alert you annually in advance of the yahrzeit date.

If your request is more immediate, this recitation can still be made if you are present in shul.

* If you don't have a Hebrew date, please provide us with an English date and we will convert it for you.

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