BRIGHTON BEGINNINGS

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

The City of Kingston upon Hull is not the only city in Eng­land to cel­e­brate 250 years of Jewish set­tle­ment in 2016 ( JC, Jan 1).

In 1766, Is­rael Sa­muel (Cohen) is recorded as hav­ing lived at 22 East Street, Brighton. Among the ac­tiv­i­ties be­ing planned to cel­e­brate this an­niver­sary will be the fix­ing of a blue plaque by the city coun­cil on the property record­ing this event.

The Sus­sex branch of the Jewish His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Eng­land will also be pub­lish­ing an An­thol­ogy of the History of the Brighton and Hove Jewish Com­mu­nity, hav­ing a spe­cial lec­ture by Dr Shar­man Kadish of Jewish Her­itage UK, and sup­port­ing a sym­po­sium be­ing or­gan­ised by the Univer­sity of Sus­sex and the Keep (the lo­cal archival repos­i­tory).

The Brighton and Hove He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion will also be or­gan­is­ing spe­cial events in the week com­menc­ing May 8 to in­clude a con­cert in their his­toric Grade II Mid­dle Street Syn­a­gogue, spe­cial open days, an art ex­hi­bi­tion, and coach tours of Jewish Brighton and Hove. God­frey R Gould Vice Chair­man, Sus­sex Branch, Jewish His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Eng­land Hove, BN3

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