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Brighton and Hove Non Orthodox Cemetery

Category: Cemeteries
Old Shoreham Road, Hove, Brighton

Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation Kashrut Committee (BHHC) - Orthodox

Category: Kashrut authorities
66 Middle Street, Brighton, BN3 4AD, 01273 888855

Brighton and Hove’s Hillel has a new home

By Robyn Rosen, December 10, 2009

The Brighton and Hove Hillel Committee has bought a £350,000 building to be used as a drop-in centre for Jewish students.

The centre, which is at the rear of Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation’s Grade II* listed synagogue, will include a lounge, library, separate meat and milk kitchens, washing and sleeping facilities, meeting room, small synagogue and dining room for 40 people.

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Sussex Students' Union agrees Israel boycott

By Marcus Dysch, November 5, 2009

Israeli goods will be boycotted by the University of Sussex Student Union after an unsuccessful UJS campaign to defend the Jewish state.

The union voted ‘Yes’ by 562 votes to 450 in a referendum with the question “Should USSU boycott Israeli Goods?”

A passionate statement was put forward by the anti-boycott campaign, explaining how during the Gaza conflict earlier this year the Sussex campus had become “like a war zone” for Jewish students.

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Barak offers Brown his backing

By Leon Symons, Brighton, October 1, 2009

Israel’s Defence Minister Ehud Barak offered his support to embattled Prime Minister Gordon Brown at a packed Labour Friends of Israel meeting at the Labour Party conference in Brighton on Tuesday night.

Mr Barak, who leads Israel’s Labour Party, praised the economic nous of Mr Brown, who was among the 500-plus MPs and conference delegates at the meeting.

He echoed the Prime Minister’s keynote speech earlier in the day by urging Labour supporters to “never give in and keep fighting to victory” in the next election.

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Preserving heritage

By Cecily Woolf, Brighton, August 13, 2009

English Heritage architect Robin Nugent reported on the essential repairs being carried out at Brighton’s historic Middle Street Synagogue at the Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation AGM.

A £317,000 English Heritage grant is funding work on the Grade II-star property, whose interior was described by Mr Nugent as “the finest in Brighton with the exception of the Royal Pavilion”.

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Heather Mills: eat kosher with me

By Marcus Dysch and Cecily Woolf, July 23, 2009

It can’t be easy bouncing back from a high-profile divorce and a personality-pounding from the national press — but Heather Mills may just have found a happy, and haimishe, distraction from it all.

Sir Paul McCartney’s ex-wife this week said she had applied to the London Beth Din in an attempt to secure kosher certification for her range of vegan products.

She plans to serve the food, including fake meat, chicken and fish, at a vegan café she has opened in Hove, East Sussex.

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Brighton Reform is split on Siddur

By Yael Breuer, June 4, 2009

The editor of the new Reform Siddur has defended the prayer book against accusations of political correctness in the wake of criticism by the movement’s Brighton congregation.

An EGM at Brighton and Hove Reform voted to adopt the Siddur by a 36-14 majority with one abstention. Dissenters included vice-chair Debra Goodman, who claimed that many members were unhappy about the translation from Hebrew into English.

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Brighton in Bloom

By Danny Caro, May 21, 2009

Brighton & Hove Albion have become the envy of football clubs across the country following an £80 million injection from internet gambling entrepreneur Tony Bloom.

Dividing his time between Sussex and Melbourne, the club’s new chairman marks a third generation to have a member on the board.

His uncle, Ray, is a club director and Harry, his grandfather, was vice-chairman when the club reached the old first division in 1979.

Almost all of the funds from the high stakes poker player will be absorbed by the club’s new Falmer Stadium.

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Helping Hands improves contact with volunteers

May 21, 2009

Cross-communal organisation Helping Hands plans to improve contact with its 100 volunteers. The organisation has now introduced a monthly volunteer information sheet and is planning a series of events. Co-ordinator Sarah Wilks said volunteers would be able to share news and views. The next event, for the charity’s drivers, will take place in June.

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