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News and Events

Brighton Pride – shared Sabbath evening meal, 2nd August 2019, 8pm

Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue, 6 Lansdowne Road, Hove, BN3 1FF

Pride March, 3rd August 2019, Brighton


IFCG will join the City Council at the Pride March. If you would like to join us, please email Anthea Ballam ( ) in advance, with your details so that she can register your attendance.

Interfaith Group Prayers, First Tues of every month from Sept 2019, 7-8pm

Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue, 6 Lansdowne Road, Hove, BN3 1FF

Many feel the need to express feelings of solidarity and support for those communities that have suffered at the hands of terrorists and political groups. The IFCG holds monthly peace vigils on the first Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8 pm. You are warmly welcome to join us.


The Tree of Life: Celebrating Together, Sept 8th 2019, 2-6pm

Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue, 6 Lansdowne Road, Hove, BN3 1FF


The Tree of Life


The Tree of Life is a powerful symbol in many religious and spiritual traditions (see our separate booklet).  We are delighted that this ‘Tree of Life’ event is bringing together people from diverse faith groups, as well as people from community groups working to bring about change of various kinds, so that people within our local community may better flourish and thrive.   Our community partners include:-


  • East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (working to keep people safe in their homes).
  • Peace of Mind (working to equip members of faith communities to better support people with mental health problems).
  • Respect (working to prevent and help people recover from domestic violence).




2pm Arrival and registration
2.15pm Welcome by Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah on behalf of the Synagogue, and by Kate Williamson and Anthea Ballam (Co-Chairs) on behalf of IFCG. Brief presentations from participating community groups.
2.45pm Time for networking and looking at displays, including exhibition of tree photos by Sarah West.
3.15pm Singing Workshop, open to all, led by Brailla May, Natural Voice singing leader. During this time, there will also be an art/craft workshop going on for parents with children.
4 to 4.45pm Tea and chat
5 to 5.30pm Celebration and commemoration led by Rabbi Elli
6.00pm Depart


Interfaith Dialogue meetings take place every Tuesday 1.15 – 3pm 2019

Brighton Baha’i Centre, 19 Stanford Avenue, Brighton, BN1 6AQ, United Kingdom


We dialogue on passages from the great world Traditions and on secondary literature such as Aldous Huxley’s Perennial Philosophy. If you would like to participate, please contact Roger Prentice at




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