Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex




Page created: 24 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 31 August 2017

Middle Street Synagogue, Brighton

The Middle Street Synagogue
David Newman 2017

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation


The congregation comprises the following two synagogues:
   West Hove Synagogue, 29-31 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AD (built 1959)
   Middle Street Synagogue 66 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL (built 1874-6,  listed Grade II - see description from Appendix to Newman Papers)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

For congregation details prior to 1874, see Brighton Hebrew Congregation (to 1874)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Web Site:


Membership Data:

1880 - 154 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1890 - 57 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1896 - 64 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896/97)

1898 - 74 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1898/99)

1900 - 79 seatholders (Board of Deputies return); 90 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900/01)

1909 - 124 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1910)

1999 - 480  (Board of Deputies return)

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.)

Cemetery Information:

The current Orthodox Jewish cemetery in Brighton, in use since 1920 is the Bear Road or Meadowview Jewish Cemetery. The earlier Jewish cemetery, the Florence Place Old Jewish Burial Grounds, was opened in 1826. (For further details see Cemetery Information on the Brighton and Hove community page)


On-line Articles and Other Material relating to this Congregation


Brighton & Hove Jewish Community home page
which includes links to congregational histories
and other articles relating to this congregation)

Jewish Congregations in East Sussex

Jewish Communities of England home page



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