As part of the 250th anniversary celebrations of the Brighton and Hove Jewish Community this year, there will be a number of events co-inciding with Brighton Fringe in May raise money for ongoing restoration works to the splendid Grade II* listed Middle Street Synagogue, designed by Thomas Lainson (designer of many fine buildings in Brighton and Hove) and opened in 1875. Early booking is advised, and includes opportunities to marvel at the breathtaking interior first hand. The Synagogue, described as the second most important historic building in Brighton and Hove after the Pavilion, is still used for special events, and remains a landmark to Jewish history in England.
Brighton and Hove Heritage Commission are proud to support their efforts to maintain this architectural gem, right next door to another gem – the Brighton Hippodrome – hopefully now also on the road to restoration to its former glory. Also taking place:
Brighton & Hove Jewry 250
The Sussex Branch of the Jewish Historical Society of England presents:
Director, Jewish Heritage UK
‘Middle Street Synagogue and the Architectural Heritage of Brighton & Hove’
Tuesday 10th May 2016 at Ralli Hall, Denmark Villas, Hove BN3 3TH
at 7.45 pm (Doors open 7.15 pm). Refreshments served after lecture.
Tickets £6.00 (JHSE members free) – available from Brighton Fringe website or on door.