Hastings Jewish Community and Congregations

Hastings, East Sussex




Page created: 22 February 2006
Latest revision or update: 9 July 2017

The Borough of Hastings

The famous Sussex town of Hastings on the English south coast, has a population of some 85,000, and includes the more suburban areas of St. Leonards-on-Sea and Bexhill-on-Sea. Hastings was granted borough status in 1086. In 1888, it was made a county borough and in 1974 it became a local government district within the county of East Sussex.

Hastings Jewish Community

There is a small Jewish community in and around Hastings, a short-lived orthodox congregation having existed in the 1930s and a Jewish Society, centred in Bexhill, still current, having been extablished in the 1970s.

Congregations Data


Hastings and St Leonards Hebrew Congregation

Hastings and District Jewish Society



Meetings held in Bexhill-on-Sea


By 1935

By 1974 - Constitutuon adopted September 1974 (Registered charity - number 273806 - from 28 July 1977)

Current Status:

Closed, probably late 1930s



Ashkenazi Orthodox

Reform tradition, but unaffiliated

(List of Unaffiliated Reform Congregations)

Membership Data:

1999 - 60 (Board of Deputies)



There are no Jewish cemeteries in Hastings.


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The records in the database associated with Hastings include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Hastings during the 1850s (7 records); 1860s (5 records), 1880s (14 records), 1900s (3 records) and 1910s (1 record).


Hastings Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1981)



(The Jewish Year Book 1986

Jewish Congregations in East Sussex

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