The Jews of Brighton, 1770—1900

As far as I can ascertain, the Jewish Historical Society has had no previous paper on the subject of the Jews of Brighton, nor is there any reference to Brighton in the Index of the Transactions of this Society compiled by the late Albert Hyamson. This is unusual in view of the links between the Society and Brighton. In this room are housed the collection of Hebraica of Levy Salomons–father of Philip Salomons, a past president of the Brighton Hebrew Congregation–which were presented to the Guildhall Library, London, in 1847 by Philip Salomons. Claude Goldsmid Montefiore, one of the founder members of the Jewish Histori cal Society and a past President, was a grand son of Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, who was closely associated with Brighton and Hove and whose portrait was recently presented to this Society. I have also been stimulated to give this address by the remark of

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