Hove Hebrew Congregation

Hove, East Sussex




Page created: 24 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 27 August 2017

Hove Synagogue
Holland Road Synagogue, photograph courtesy of Hove Hebrew Congregation 2017

Congregation Data


Hove Hebrew Congregation

Alternative Name:

Holland Road Synagogue

Previous Name:

The New Synagogue (until 1929)


Hove Hebrew Congregation


79 Holland Road, Hove (Official stone laid 9 June 1929, Synagogue consecrated 23 February 1930(i))

Current Status:


Date Formed:

1929 (previously met in congregants' homes)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Web Site:


Membership Data:

1999 - 219(ii)


Rev. S. Anekstein - c.1930(iii) - the first minister of the congregation(iv)

Rabbi Barnett Wilner - from at least 1939 until at least about 1968(v)

Rabbi Sidney Leperer B.A. - from at least 1971 until about 1976(vi)

Rev. K. Fausner - from at least 1981 until at least about 1986(vii)

Rabbi E. Salasnik - from at least 1991 until at least about 1993(viii)

Rabbi Vivian C. Silverman - from about 1997 until about 2017(ix) 

Rabbi Samuel de Beck Spitzer - from April 2017 to present (August 2017)(x) 

Registration District (BDM):

Brighton & Hove (since 1 November 1995) - Register Office website

Previous Registration Districts:
   Hove - from 1 April 1935 until 1 November 1995;
   Steyning - from founding of congregation until 1 April 1935.
   (All records would now be held by current office.)

Worship Number: 51577

Cemetery Information:

The current Orthodox Jewish cemetery in Brighton, in use since the 1920s is the Bear Road or Meadowview Jewish Cemetery. (For further details see Cemetery Information on the Brighton and Hove community page)

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Congregation's website.

  • (ii) Board of Deputies return.

  • (iii) Listed in Jewish Year Book 1930, and may also have been listed in earlier and later editions.

  • (iv) Congregation's website.

  • (v) Based upon listing in Jewish Year Books 1939 through 1968, and may also have been listed in earlier and later editions.

  • (vi) Based upon listing in Jewish Year Books 1971 through 1975, and may also have been listed in earlier editions. In Jewish Year Book 1976, he is referred to as the former minister of this congregation.

  • (vii) Based upon listing in Jewish Year Books 1981 through 1986, and may also have been listed in earlier and later editions. Rev. Fausner had previously served the congregation as Reader.

  • (viii) Based upon listing in Jewish Year Books 1991 through 1993, and may also have been listed in earlier and later editions.

  • (ix) Commencement date based upon listing in Jewish Year Books from 1997. End date based upon date of appointment of successor (see next note).

  • (x) Congregation's website, last accessed August 2017. Jewish Chronicle 28 April 2017 refers to his appointment.


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