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Modern Orthodox Synagogue & Mikvah

As part of the regeneration of the New Church Rd site, Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation (BHHC) is building a stunning new Orthodox Synagogue and a beautiful modern Mikvah (religious bath).
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Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation (BHHC)

BHHC has been located at 29-31 New Church Road, Hove for six decades and is excited to come back in 2022 to what will be their new home. Rabbi Rader will continue to offer inspiring religious leadership, services and a rich vein of religious programming for the community.

Previously home to three 1930s villas on two plots, the Ashkenazi Jewish community acquired the plots, and the original Synagogue, built by William Willett, opened its doors in 1959. Over the years, the needs of the community have changed and BHHC are delighted to be building a modern Synagogue for their congregation.
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A beautiful new Synagogue

BHHC’s new Synagogue has been designed by Teva Hesse of CF Moeller Architects, who were also responsible for the redesign of the Highgate Synagogue in London. Teva is a sensitive and creative designer, and the new Shul (Synagogue) will be the jewel in the crown of our site.

Of purist design, the Shul will create a peaceful, spiritual oasis. The building will be a single storey of double height with natural light from above. The blue glazed terracotta screen, which surrounds the building to the south, will enhance the dappled light effect within, and will be the signature for the entire site.

The design will also create flexibility. On a regular Shabbat the Synagogue’s capacity will be 80 seats to create an intimate feeling. For special occasions, the moveable back walls will increase capacity to up to 270 seats.

On a regular Shabbat after Shul, the Community Rooms will host delicious Kiddushim. In addition, the restaurant facilities on site will offer Friday night dinners and Shabbat lunches on a regular basis.
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In establishing the infrastructure to sustain Jewish life in Brighton and Hove, there will be a beautiful new Mikvah on-site. A Mikvah is a natural pool of water traditionally used for achieving spiritual purity, and holds special significance to the cycle of life, particularly for Jewish women. Rabbi Rader has worked closely with Rabbi Posen, a world-leading expert in Mikvah construction, to ensure an outstanding design that complies with religious law. The Mikvah will be open to the entire Community. Find out more.