‘Oneg’ is the Hebrew word for delight. And it is a delightful way to begin Shabbat. Join us on Friday evenings at 7.30pm for a shortened service, light refreshments and an interesting talk and discussion amongst friends in a comfortable environment. All are very welcome, but if you are not a member or friend of our synagogue please let us know you are coming on email@example.com or 01273-737223.
March 9: Rebecca Shtasel: ‘Researching Le Havre during WW2: my PhD Journey’
April 13: Peter Varnai: ‘The Auschwitz Protocols and my family research’ for Yom Ha-Sho’ah
May 11: Michael Harris: ‘Living together – multiculturalism in the 21st Century’.
June 8: Peter Brierley: ‘The Work of CitizensUK’.
July 13: Karl-Friedrich Waffel: ‘My Bauhaus Journey – from Berlin to Tel Aviv’.
August/September: Summer and High Holy Day’s Break
Oct 12: TBA
NOV 9: Dr David Jünger (Sussex University): ‘Kristalnacht’.
A significant milestone
This year is a significant milestone for the Jewish community in Brighton and Hove. It is 250 years since the first known record of a Jewish resident in Brighton. Israel Samuel Cohen was married at the Great Synagogue in London, and gave his address as 22, East Street, Brighton.
Attended by two hundred
To mark this important anniversary, a Blue Plaque was unveiled at a ceremony on July 14th. The weather was fine and it was a very happy and jolly day for the Brighton community. Over 200 people were sitting and standing in East Street, Bartholomew Square and listening to the speeches and brass band music.The unveiling of the 250th anniversary blue plaque was performed by The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field.
Descendants from New Zealand
The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Pete West, the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mo Marsh, together with representatives of religious and secular groups, local councillors and a large number of the Jewish community. Also present were the Totton family from New Zealand, descendants of Israel Samuel, the first Jewish resident, who had come over especially for the event.
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