Acknowledgments

Brighton Jewry 250: An Anthology of the Brighton & Hove Jewish Community 1766-2016 (edited by Godfrey Gould and Michael Crook) was produced by members of the Sussex branch of the Jewish Historical Society of England (JHSE), to commemorate 250 years since the first record of a Jewish resident in Brighton. Israel Samuel gave his address as 22 East Street, Brighton when he married in London on 31st December 1766. It covers a wide range of topics, including the history of the synagogues and congregations in the City, Communal Organisations, Sports Clubs and Youth, Schools and Education and a chapter on some of the Jewish History Makers of the last 250 years.

Contributors

Roger Abrahams – The longstanding Chairman of Ralli Hall.

Sam Barsam – A board member of Hove Hebrew Congregation, and a Committee Member of the Sussex Branch of the Jewish Historical Society of England.

Alan Bass – A founder of Club Shalom.

Gerald Burkeman– A leading member of Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue, and treasurer of the Brighton & Hove Jewish Welfare Board, of which he is now president.

Leslie Burns – A member of Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue.

Alex Brummer– City Editor of the Daily Mail.

Ivor Caplin Leader of Hove Borough Council 1995 to 1996, and MP for Hove 1997 to 2005.

Myrna CarlebachAssistant director of Hillel House, and headteacher of Carmel House School.

Martyn CoopermanThe founding chair of the Sussex Branch of Jewish Historical Society of England.

Michael Crook– The chair of the Sussex Branch of Jewish Historical Society of England.

Michael Davids The chair of the Brighton & Hove Jewish Housing Association.

Rabbi Pesach Efune The founder of Lubavitch Brighton, and rabbi to the Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation 1999 to 2008.

Gary Epstein A member of Carmel Tennis Club, and is now treasurer of the Brighton & Hove Jewish Welfare Board.

Steve Field – A member of Maccabi Cricket Club.

Gordon FranksA historian of the local Jewish community, and a committee member of the Sussex Brach of the Jewish Historical Society of England.

Hilary Freedman– A joint director of Hillel House.

Jackie Fuller– Chair of Sussex Jewish Film Club.

Gerry GableEditor of Searchlight, and an active member of anti-Fascist groups in London and Brighton.

Martin GilmourFormer legacy director of UJIA, and a leading supporter of JIA in Brighton.

Debra GoodmanA member of the chair team of the Sussex Jewish Representative Council and a vice chairman of Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue.

David Gordon – A former member of the Maccabi football team.

Godfrey Gould– A historian of the local Jewish community, and former chair of the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain – Sussex Branch.

Aileen Hill– A joint director of Hillel House.

Judy IronsideThe founder of the Brighton Jewish Film Festival, now the UK Jewish Film Festival.

Gordon Kay– Co-chair of Sussex Day Limmud in 2011.

Doris Levinson– The founder editor of the Sussex Jewish News andmember of the board of management of Hove Hebrew Congregation.

Sidney Lipman – The president of the Brighton & Hove branch of the Association of Jewish ex-servicemen and women.

Warren Morgan– The Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council.

Rochelle Oberman– The chair of the Brighton & Hove Jewish Arts Society.

Winston Pickett– A member of the Board of Management of Hove Hebrew Congregation and of Sussex Friends of Israel.

Liz PosnerFormerchair of the Brighton & Hove branch of Youth Aliyah.

Simon Rickman– A member of Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue.

Jessica Rosenthal– A member of the chair team of the Sussex Jewish Representative Council.

Gary SamuelsFormercaptain of the Brighton & Hove Company of Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade.

Peter Senker – The longstanding chair of Sussex Tikvah.

Fiona Sharpe Chair of the Brighton & Hove Jewish Welfare Board.

Angela ShireA genealogist, and related to the family of Israel Samuel.

Richard Teverson The World Monument Fund Britain 2015 Yale Scholar researching the history of Middle Street Synagogue and the Brighton & Hove Jewish community.

Edward Timms– The founder of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex.

Maxine ToffTheorganiser of Jewish Women Friends in Sussex.

Rosemary Ruth Totton– A direct descendant of Israel Samuel.

Sarah WilksA founder of Helping Hands, and is a member of the chair team of the Sussex Jewish Representative Council.

Cecily Woolfthe former Brighton & Hove correspondent for the Jewish Chronicle,and a founder of the 35 Committee for Soviet Jewry.

Julian Woolfe– Former captain of the Sussex Jewish Golfing Society.

 

Presentation copies

Roger Amarena

Andrew Bennett

Brighton & Hove City Council

Brighton & Hove Commemorative Plaque Panel

Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation

Brighton & Hove Jewish Community Foundation – Ralli Hall

Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue

Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue

British Library

Hove Hebrew Congregation

Jewish Historical Society of England

Jewish Museum, London

Dr Sharman Kadish

The Keep

Bob Lerman (USA)

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Wales

Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove

Richard Teverson (USA)

Trinity College Dublin

University College London – Jewish Studies Library

University of Brighton

University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

University of Southampton – Parkes Institute

University of Sussex

University of Sussex – Centre for German Jewish Studies

World Monument Fund

 

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Alan Bass

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Liz Waring

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Jewish Renaissance

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