Hastings Jewish Community and Congregations

Hastings, East Sussex




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The Borough of Hastings

The famous Sussex town of Hastings on the English south coast, has a population of some 85,000, and includes the more suburban areas of St. Leonards-on-Sea and Bexhill-on-Sea. Hastings was granted borough status in 1086. In 1888, it was made a county borough and in 1974 it became a local government district within the county of East Sussex.

Hastings Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with Hastings include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Hastings during the 1810s (1 record); 1840s (1 record), 1850s (1 record), 1860s (2 records), 1880s (7 records), 1900s (1 record) and 1910s (1 record).

The following are the only Jewish congregations known to have existed in Hastings.

Congregation Data


Hastings and St Leonards Hebrew Congregation

Hastings and District Jewish Society



Meetings held in Bexhill-on-Sea

Date Established:

By 1935

By 1980

Current Status:

Closed, probably late 1930's



Ashkenazi Orthodox


Membership Data:


1999 - 60  (Board of Deputies)

Jewish Population Data


-  50 (The Jewish Year Book 1981)
-  33 (The Jewish Year Book 1986)

Jewish Congregations in East Sussex

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