Eastbourne Jewish Community

Eastbourne, East Sussex




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The Borough of Eastbourne

The Sussex town of Eastbourne is a seaside resort on the English south coast, with a population of some 90,000. It was made a municipal borough in 1883, a county borough in 1911 and in 1974 it became a local government district within the county of East Sussex.

The Eastbourne Jewish Community

There has been a small Jewish community in Eastbourne since at least 1918, when a congregation, initially Orthodox, was established. A Progrssive/Liberal congregation was founded in 2001.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Eastbourne in modern times:

* An active congregation.


Community Records

  • Registration District (BMD): East Sussex (since 1 May 2008)

    • Previous Registration District:
         Eastbourne (from 1 July 1837 to 1 May 2008).

    • Any registers would now be held by current register office

    • Link to Register Office website


Eastbourne Jewish Cemeteries Information

The following is the Jewish cemetery in Eastbourne:

  • Eastbourne Borough Cemetery, Jewish Section, Hide Hollow, Langney, Eastbourne, BN23. Opened 1922.

(For additional information, see IAJGS Cemetery Project - Eastbourne)


Eastbourne Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in East Sussex

Jewish Communities of England home page

Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 8 August 2019

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