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