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Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue

Hove, East Sussex

 

 

 

 
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Congregation Data

Name

Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue

Hebrew Name

Adat Shalom Verei’ut (Congregation of Peace and Friendship)(ii)

Former Names

Brighton and Hove Liberal Synagogue, from about 1937 until about 1977.(iii)

Brighton Liberal Synagogue, possibly from the founding of the congregation until about 1937.(iv)

Address:

6 Lansdowne Road, Hove Sussex BN3 1FF,

This has been the congregation's address since 1937. The building was originally a brick Victorian gymnasium, renovated initially in 1938.(v)  However, the site was vacated for redevelopment in 2011. Following the redvelopment, on 12 December 2015, a newly developed, state of the art, synagogue opened its doors to the community with a rededication service led by the congregation's rabbi.(vi)

Current Status:

Active

Date Formed:

1935(vii)

Ritual:

Liberal / Progressive

Affiliation:

A constituent community of Liberal Judaism (formerly the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues, ULPS) and its prdecessor, the Jewish Religious Union, since formation.

Website:

http://www.bhps-online.org/

Ministers:

(To view a short profile of a minister who also served other UK congregations - name in blue - hold the cursor over his or her name.)

Rev. Marcus M. Goldberg - from 1936 until 1938(ix)

Rabbi Sydney Berkowitz - temporary acting rabbi from 1938 until 1939(x)

Rab. Dr. Henrique Lemle - from 1939 until May 1940(xi)

Rev. Archibald M. Fay - from 1950 until 1962 (previously lay reader 1940-1950)(xii)

Rabbi David Baylinson - from 1962 until 1965(xiii)

Rabbi Leslie Sirtes - from 1965 until 1966(xiv)

Rabbi Isaacs Richards - in 1967(xv)

Rabbi Nicholas Ginsbury - from 1967 until 1970(xvi)

Rabbi Meyer Benjamin BA - from 1971 until 1975(xvii)

Rabbi Charles Wallach - from 1977 until 1988(xviii)

(Aubrey Milstein - Lay Reader from 1988 until 1993(xix))

Rabbi William Wolff - from 1993 until 1997(xx)

Rabbi Paul Glantz - from 1997 until 2000(xxi)

Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah - from 2000 until present (July 2019)(xxii)

Membership Data

General

2016 - 300 members(xxiv)

National Reports and Surveys(xxv)

1977 - 219 male (or household) members and 143 female members

1983 - 217 male (or household) members and 300 female members

1990 - 316 members (comprising 175 households, 71 individual male and 70 female members)

1996 - 320 members (comprising 78 households, 65 individual male and 177 female members)

2010 & 2016 - listed as having 200 to 299 members (by household)

Legal and Charitable Status:

On 8 June 2012, the congregation was incorporated as a registered (non-profit) company, Brighton & Hove Progresssive Synagogue (company no. 08098379), a private company limited by guarantee without a share capital (and with an exemption from use of the word 'Limited'). The company name was changed to B&HPS on 11 September 2012 and changed back to the original name on 2 September 2013.(xxvi)

The congregation is also a registered charity (no. 1149342), registered on 16 October 2012.(xxvii)

Registration District

Brighton & Hove(xxviii) (since 1 November 1998) - Link to Register Office website.

Cemetery
Information:

There is Non-Orthodox Jewish section at the Hove Cemetery for use by members of this congregation. (For further details see Cemetery Information on the Brighton and Hove community page).(xxix)

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) Congregation's website.

  • (iii) Based upon this being the name under which the congregation was listed in Jewish Year Books from 1938 through 1977.

  • (iv) This was the name under which the congregation was listed as a member of the Jewish Religious Union in the Jewish Year Books 1937, although this may just have been an abbreviation of its full name.

  • (v) Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland by S. Kadish (2015), pp.97/98.

  • (vi) Congregation's website, accessed 16 July 2019.

  • (vii) Stated in Jewish Year Books.

  • (viii) Reserved.

  • (ix) Brighton Jewry 250 - An Anthrology of the Brighton Jewish Community 1766-2016 (2016), pp. 48 and 63. M. Goldberg was also listed as minister of the congregation in the Jewish Year Book 1938.The congregation was not listed prior to this date. There was no minister listed in 1939.

  • (x) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 63. Rabbi Berkowitz was not listed as minister of the congregation in any Jewish Year Books 1938.

  • (xi) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), pp. 48 and 63. Rab. Lemle was a refugee from Frankfurt, Germany and was interned on the Isle of Man in May 1940 as German national. He was listed as minister of the congregation in the Jewish Year Book 1940. Rab. Lemle later moved to Rio de Janeiro. The Year Book was not published from 1941 to 1944 and there was no minister listed in the edition for 1945/46.

  • (xii) Based upon Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), pp. 48 and 63 and A.M. Fay's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1949 through 1962. 

  • (xiii) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 48. Rabbi Baylinson was listed as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books from 1963 through 1968, although the later years appear to be an error.

  • (xiv) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 48. Rabbi Sirtes was not listed as minister of the congregation in any Jewish Year Books.

  • (xv) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 48. Rabbi Richards was not listed as minister of the congregation in any Jewish Year Books.

  • (xvi) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 48 and Rabbi Ginsbury's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1969 and 1970. There was no minister listed in the Jewish Year Books for 1971 and 1972.

  • (xvii) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 48. However, Rabbi Benjamin was lsited (as Rev. Benjamin) as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books from 1973 through 1977.

  • (xviii) Based upon Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 48, Rabbi Wallach's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books from 1978 through 1987 and his LinkedIn profile. There was no ministers for the congregation listed in Jewish Year Books for the years 1988 through 1996.

  • (xix) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 48.

  • (xx) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 48, although Rabbi Wolff was only listed as minister of the congregation in the Jewish Year Book 1997. There was no ministers for the congregation listed in the Jewish Year Books for 1998 and 1999.

  • (xxi) Brighton Jewry 250 (2016), p. 48 although Rabbi Glantz was only listed as minister of the congregation in the Jewish Year Book 2000.

  • (xxii) Congregation's website, last accessed 16 July 2019.

  • (xxiii) Reserved.

  • (xxiv) Congregation's website accessed 12 July 2017.

  • (xxv) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports.

  • (xxvi) Companies House website (in beta trial stage) accessed 17 July 2019.

  • (xxvii) Charities Commission's website (in beta trial stage) and Open Charities website, both accessed 17 July 2019.

  • (xxviii) For previous registration districts, see on Brighton home page. Any registers would now be held by current register office.

  • (xxix) Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland by S. Kadish (2015), p.98.

 

On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to this Congregation

  • Annual Reports and Accounts filed with the Charities Commission (pdf):

  • Bibliography relating to the Brighton Jewish Community.


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List of Liberal Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in East Sussex

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Page created: 21 August 2005
Data significantly expanded and notes added: 16 July 2019
Latest revision or update: 22 September 2020


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