Welcome to our Bexhill/Hastings branch of CCJ.

Our members are from the surrounding area of Hastings, including St Leonards, Bexhill and Eastbourne. The Jewish communities here are small but members are very supportive and keen to keep our branch alive. We have four or five events each year, mostly open to non members, in order to reach out to the wider community and we aim to hold events in a variety of places.

The Holocaust Memorial service held in St Mary in the Castle in Hastings each year is important and always very well attended. We are fortunate to get excellent support from Hastings council, who provide tickets, programmes and the lovely venue. Opera South East sings for us and a variety of local people, including schools and young people, have taken part.

Recently a visit to a Shabbat service at the liberal synagogue in Brighton was organised as a joint venture with the Hastings Interfaith group. The rabbi and community made us very welcome and we hope to repeat this.

Members have visited local schools to assist and speak with the children during interfaith weeks and religious education programmes.

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  • CCJ Hastings: Garden Full of Cultural Delights 2017

      In this our 8th year of Cultural Delight we were pleased to be joined by Hastings Mayor Cllr. Judy Rodgers for the Mayor’s Community Picnic and to take the opportunity to reflect on how essential it is to develop understanding ... Read more
  • CCJ Hastings: 2017 Holocaust Memorial event

    Holocaust Memorial Service Success A packed St Mary in the Castle saw a moving, thought-provoking Holocaust Memorial Day service on Saturday (28th January), the 17th the town has hosted. The mayor of Hastings, Cllr Judy Rogers, council leader Peter Chowney and Amber Rudd MP ... Read more
  • CCJ Bexhill/Hastings: Stella Harris

    Many Communities along the south coast, especially Bexhill/Hastings CCJ, Hastings and District Jewish Society and the Eastbourne Jewish community, were saddened and shocked to learn of the death of Stella Harris on 12th. June. Stella was, above all, a loving wife ... Read more

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