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Holland Road Synagogue was established in 1929 (5689)
At the beginning of December 1914, Aaron Samuels moved from Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex to Montefiore Road Hove. There were a number of Jewish anglicised Sephardim business people in Brighton who attended the ornate Brighton Synagogue but some found the walk to Middle Street rather too far. (The shul in Middle Street was built in 1874 and consecrated in 1875).
The first Trustees, Woolfe Bilmes, Abraham Gould, Louis Woolfe Frankel and Samuel Haniston found the building, 'Moss’s Olympic Gymnasium' at the corner of Landsdown Road and Holland Road.
He, Aaron, after consulting his father-in-law, Rabbi Nachum Lipman, Rosh Hashochemtim for 44 years decided to form a Minyan at his home.
Mr L W Frankel, a member of Middle Street, annoyed at not having been ‘called up’ after his return from Palestine, arranged a meeting of a few interested men at his house in 13 Brunswick Terrace, Hove to discuss the formation of a Synagogue Committee to establish a shul in Hove for people living in the area.
Rev. S. Anekstein was the first Minister for the New Synagogue which became the Hove Hebrew Congregation Synagogue on June 9th 1929 when the official stone laying took place. The building was opened on 23rd February 1930 (25 Shvat 5690).
Above: The gymnasium in Holland Road erected in 1883 and run by Charles Hutton Moss.
Rabbi Samuel de Beck Spitzer
attended Kollel in Israel where he received his Semicha in 2001. Simultaneously he obtained his teaching Diploma in religious Studies from the Ministry of Education, Israel.
Rabbi Samuel studied Piano and Voice at the London College of Music, graduating with Honours and then entered the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester UK, on the Postgraduate Opera Course, where he was awarded the Professional Performers Diploma.
As well as holding the Official Post of Rabbi to Lisbon, Portugal in 2015, Rabbi Samuel trained as a Medical Clown at Haifa University and has worked in this capacity at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel.
Rabbi Samuel is Community Rabbi to Hove Hebrew Congregation.
Hove Hebrew Congregation • 79 Holland Road • Hove • BN3 1JN
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