Brighton

Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation member raises £1,500 for Cancer Research UK in sponsored abseil

October 23, 2008

A septuagenarian member of Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation raised £1,500 for Cancer Research UK in a sponsored abseiling down Peacehaven Cliffs. Cynthia Barnett abseiled 115 feet from the cliff-top to the under-path to raise funds in memory of her father, Solly Greenbergh and a friend, Myra Franks, who both died of the disease. She said: "It was pretty hairy, but I got there in the end."

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Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue commemorate Czech community of twin twon Frydeck-Mistek

October 23, 2008

Some 50 members of Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue held a service to commemorate the Czech community of Frydeck-Mistek, with which it is twinned. Every year congregants read from a scroll dating from 1880 which belonged to that community, destroyed by the Nazis. Synagogue chairman Pru Baker said: "The service was exceptionally moving as the readers really identified with their counterparts from Frydeck-Mistek."

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Lawyer Zachary Katznelson on Shalom on Radio Reverb

October 17, 2008

The October edition of Shalom on Radio Reverb will include an interview with Jewish lawyer Zachary Katznelson, who represents 40 Muslim prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.

He is legal director of Reprieve, a charity which campaigns on behalf of what the organisation terms "prisoners facing injustice".

Shalom is broadcast on the first and third Wednesday of each month and repeated on the second and fourth Sunday on 97.2FM and online at www.radioreverb.com.

 

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Sussex Jewish News seeks a new editor

October 17, 2008

Community publication Sussex Jewish News is seeking a new editor. After two years in the post, Linda Freedman is to give up the editorship.

The title, run by a team of volunteers, was founded in 1993 by Doris Levinson and Arnold Lewis. Co-editor Ivor Miskin said: "Our vision is to make readers feel that SJN belongs to them."


Email editor@sussexjewishnews.com for detail

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Lubavitch Ladies' Rosh Hashanah evening

October 3, 2008
Lubavitch Rabbi Herschel Rader held a ladies' Rosh Hashanah evening at the home of Melanie and Keith Davis, with explanations about the festive prayers. Rabbi Rader has a temporary contract with Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation until November.

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'Shofar, so good' in Brighton

October 3, 2008
Some 20 people attended an Oneg Shabbat entitled "Shofar, so good" at Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue in which Steve Field brought along shofarim of different sizes for people to play.

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‘Anti-Lubavitch’ row in Brighton

By Cecily Woolf, September 11, 2008

Over 50 Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation members are demanding an EGM to protest against what they see as anti-Lubavitch sentiments by the shul's management.

They want Lubavitch rabbi Herschel Rader to be given a permanent contract when his temporary deal expires on November 1.

The synagogue board has refused to commit itself on a rabbinical appointment.

Brighton and Hove's last incumbent, Rabbi Pesach Efune, is also a Lubavitch minister. He resigned in May 2007 for personal reasons.

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Peace talks defuse Brighton nursery dispute

By Cecily Woolf, August 1, 2008

A contentious plan by Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation to relocate the local Jewish nursery may be shelved after last-minute negotiations.

Accepting children from across the Jewish spectrum, the nursery has operated rent-free from a New Church Road, Hove, building for 30 years. However, the Hebrew congregation says it urgently needs income from the site "to fund a full-time rabbi".

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Tea party held to celebrate 37 years' service of Brighton and Hove Jewish Welfare Board chairman

July 25, 2008
A tea party was held to celebrate 37 years' service of Brighton and Hove Jewish Welfare Board chairman Edwin Prince. The event was held at the home of vice-chairman Miriam Book, who takes over the role. Mrs Book said: "Edwin will be an awesome act to follow. He has always acted with tact and diplomacy and we are so pleased that he will stay on as a member of the board."

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Delegates attend "mini-Limmud" at Reform Synagogue

July 25, 2008

More than 70 delegates of the Association of Religious Education Inspectors, Advisers and Consultants held their annual conference in Brighton where they attended programmes showcasing the local community organised by Doris Levinson of Sussex Jewish Representative Council. Delegates visited Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation's Middle Street Synagogue and attended a "mini-Limmud" at the Reform Synagogue.

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