Hastings & District Jewish Society

East Sussex




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Congregation Data


Hastings and District Jewish Society


Meetings generally held in Bexhill-on-Sea, in private homes.(ii)

Current Status:

Uncertain. The society may have recently ceased to exist (based upon its charitable status - see below), although it may be still be continuing on an informal basis.

Date Founded:

About 1974(iii)


Reform orientated




None listed

Membership Data

National Reports and Surveys(v)

1977 & 1983 - 20 male (or household) members and 35 female members

1990 - 36 members (comprising 24 households, 4 individual male and 8 individual female members)

1996 - 44 members (comprising 17 households, 6 individual male and 21 individual female members)

2010 & 2016- listed as having under 50 members (by household)

Former Charitable Status:

The society was a registered charity (no. 273806), registered on 28 July 1977, the governing document having been the society's constitutuon adopted September 1974. It was removed from the register on 31 May 2018 on the grounds that it had "Ceased to exist".(vi)

Cemetery Information:

The Hastings Cemetery, 234 The Ridge, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 2AE includes a Jewish section (block 'NA'), opened in 1975, which contains approximately 25 graves.(vii)

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) Jewish Year Books.

  • (iii) Based on date of constitution, as described in former charities registration (see below).

  • (iv) Reserved.

  • (v) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports.

  • (vi) Charity Commission website, in beta development, initially accessed 9 July 2017 and most recently accessed 19 Sepember 2019.

  • (vii) National Jewish Heritage Trails website on Hastings (page 3) - jtrails.org.uk, accessed 19 September 2019.

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