News 09-2009

Middle Street Synagogue: Open Day. Heritage Open Day: "One of Europe's Greatest Synagogues". In 1874, a project for a new synagogue in Brighton was put out to tender. It was won by Thomas Lainson, a well-known local architect and the new synagogue opened in 1875. The exterior has been described as both Byzantine and Romanesque and looks slightly out of place in its side street home. The interior, described by Anthony Dale as amongst the most splendid synagogue interiors in Europe, it certainly is quite spectacular. Sun 13 Sep:1400-1630. Free Entry.


Clean the brass, clean the glass, polish the wood, help the publicity, fundraising, become a tour guide. We need volunteers! We need you! Get in touch right now and become a part of the big family that is the Friends of Middle Street Historic Synagogue

People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join us. Be a part of a living piece of history!


Tour groups are welcome and we are always delighted to arrange guided tours and talks for groups from schools, all other faiths and backgrounds, historcial societies, friendly societies, art and photographic clubs and similar. Talks can be tailored to suit your particular needs and we are always happy to answer all questions.

Special talks and tours geared to school visits continue to be available also at our other large synagogue in Hove. Please contact the office on +44 (0)1273 888855 or email us right NOW!