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.
Holocaust Memorial at Brighton Meadowview Jewish Cemetery
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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:
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.
Jewish Population Data
Florence Place Jewish Cemetery
Other Brighton & Hove Jewish Information
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