Chabad Lubavitch Brighton

Hove, East Sussex




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Chabad Lubavitch Brighton(i)

also known as Chabad Brighton and Lubavitch of Brighton

formerly Brighton Lubavitch Foundation(ii)


Chabad House, 15 The Upper Drive, Hove BN3 6GR(iii)


Formed January 1987(iv)

Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox - Lubavitch


A branch of Chabad-Lubavitch UK



Rabbinic Couples:

Rabbi Pesach Efune and Rebbetzen Penina Efune, Directors from 1979 to present (March 2023)(vi).

Rabbi Shaya Gourarie and Rebbetzen Mushky Gourarie joined Chabad Lubavitch Brighton in about March 2023, focusing on the expansion of activities in Worthing and elsewhere in West Sussex, as well as cheder and other activities for young people.(vii)

Charitable Status:

Chabad Lubavitch Brighton is a registered charity, no. 1192014, registered on 28 October 2020.(viii)

Chabad on Campus:(ix)

Name - Chabad at South East Coast Universities

Address - 14 Richmond Terrace, Brighton BN2 9SA

Established - 2006

Website - https://www.chabadsussex.org

Directors - Rabbi Zalman and Shterna Lewis, from 2006 to present (March 2023)

Legal/Charitable Status: name Chabad Lubavitch South East Counties Ltd; charitable company no. 07652293 incorporated on 31 May 2011;  registered charity no. 1144438, registered on 26 October 2011.(x)


Institutions closely connected with
Chabad Lubavitch Brighton

  • Torah Academy Jewish Primary School, established by Rabbi and Penina Efune in September 1988. In 1999, it amalgamated with Yavneh Nursery and continued to operate until July 2007, when it closed due to declining numbers.(xi)

  • Torah Montessori Nursery (JeMs Nursery), established in 2007 following the closure of the Torah Academy, the manager and head teacher is Penina Efune. It is situated at 29-31 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4AD.(xii)


Notes & Sources
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  • (i) Brighton Jewry 250 - An anthology of the Brighton & Hove Jewish Community 1766-2016) edited by Godfrey Gould and Michael Cook, (2016) ("Brighton Jewry 250"), includes a section on Lubavitch Brighton - pp.104/5.

  • (ii) Listed under this name in Jewish Year Books to 2005.

  • (iii) This is the address listed in all Jewish Year Books and appears on the organisation's website, last accessed August 2022.

  • (iv) Organisation's website, accessed August 2022.

  • (v) Reserved.

  • (vi) Organisation's website, last accessed March 2023 Listed as director in Jewish Year Books from 1988.

  • (vii) Jewish Chronicle report of 2 March 2023.

  • (viii) Charity Commission website, accessed August 2022.

  • (ix) Chabad Brighton's website, last accessed March 2023.

  • (x) Charity Commission website, accessed August 2022.

  • (xi) Brighton Jewry 250, p.105 and Chabad Brighton's website. It was listed in Jewish Year Books from 1991 through 2009.

  • (xii) Brighton Jewry 250, p.105 and Chabad Brighton's and JeMs websites. It was listed in Jewish Year Books from 2010.

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