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Brighton & Hove Jewish Community

City of Brighton & Hove

The Sussex seaside resort of Brighton (originally known as Brightelstone) and adjoining Hove to its west, on England's south coast, have a population of nearly 250,000. Until 1974, Brighton was a county borough and Hove, a the municipal borough in the county of East Sussex. They were then united to form the district of Brighton & Hove in the county of East Sussex. In 1997, Brighton & Hove became a unitary authority, and in 2000 it was granted city status.

Brighton Jewish Community

Brighton & Hove has the fifth largest Jewish community in the United Kingdom, and there exists a Brighton & Hove Jewish Representative Council. There were Jewish residents in Brighton from the second half of the 1700's, the earliest Synagogue (in Jew Street) having been established in 1792.


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The records in the database associated with Brighton include:


    Meadowview Jewish Cemetery (112 records).

    1851 Anglo Jewry Database

    Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Brighton or Lewes (7 miles to the northwest) during the 1770s (2 records); 1780s (2 records); 1790s (2 records); 1800s (11 records); 1810s (10 records); 1820s (28 records), 1830s (68 records), 1840s (78 records), 1850s (117 records), 1860s (60 records), 1870s (47 records), 1880s (25 records), 1890s (18 records), 1900s (20 records) and 1910s (6 records).


Holocaust Memorial at Brighton Meadowview Jewish Cemetery

 ( 2011 Gina Marks)

The Jewish Congregations

The following congregations are, or were, considered to be part of the Brighton & Hove Community

The following are former or alternative names of the above congregations:

Articles on the Brighton & Hove Jewish Community

Brighton  from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"  - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.  Reproduced here with his kind consent.

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Brighton by Cecil Roth, 1950. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Jewish Population Data


  only 9 adult male Jews
  about 60 families
  about 100 families

(Brighton Herald 1813)
(The Jewish Year Book 1896)
(The Jewish Year Book 1910)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1946)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2000)
(The Jewish Year Book 2004)


Florence Place Jewish Cemetery

Other Brighton & Hove Jewish Information

Brighton Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Project)

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

 Bibliography and other sources


Jewish Congregations in East Sussex

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used


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