the former

Hassocks Hebrew Congregation

West Sussex




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Village of Hassocks

Hassocks is a large village in southern England, with a population of about 7,000, situated some seven miles north of Brighton. It was part of the former rural district of Cuckfield in the county of East Sussex, until 1974, when most of that district was merged with neighbouring areas, also then in the county of East Sussex, to form the local government district of Mid Sussex, which was transferred to the county of West Sussex.

Hassocks Jewish Community

There was a small war-time Jewish community in Hassocks.

Congregation Data


Hassocks Hebrew Congregation(ii)


Services held in Ayers Hall, Bury Street, Hassocks.(iii)

Date Founded:

Established in about 1939.(iv)


Closed prior to the end of World War II.(v)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


No affiliation known


None known

Lay Officers in 1939:(viii)

J. Lipman - President

A. Weiner - Treasurer and Hon. Secretary

Registration District:

West Sussex (since 1 April 2010)(ix) - Link to Register Office website

Institution associated with the congregation:

The congregation had an active Ladies Guild, formed by 1939.(x)

Cemetery Information:

The closest Jewish cemeteries are in Brighton.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) Listed under this name in the Jewish Year Book 1940.

  • (iii) Address given in the Jewish Year Book from 1940.

  • (iv) The congregation was listed in the Jewish Year Book 1940, which would indicate that it had already been founded by 1939.

  • (v) The congregation was not listed in the Jewish Year Book 1945/6. the first to be published following the cessation of publication in 1940

  • (vi) and (vii) Reserved.

  • (viii) Both of these officers were listed in the Jewish Year Books 1940.

  • (ix) Previous Registration Districts: Cuckfield from 1 July 1837 until 1 October 1980; and Haywards Heath from 1 October 1980 until 1 April 2010. All records would now be held by the current office.

  • (ii) Listed in the Jewish Year Book 1940.


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