Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community - בית חברים


Our services are held at the Christ the King (CTK) Catholic Church Parish Room, 3 Princes Road (on the Langney roundabout), Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6HS and at Alice Croft House (ACH), Cornfield Lane, Eastbourne, BN21 4NE.

Please refer to the list below for the times and locations of services. 

Services are led by Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein or our lay leaders. We use the Liberal Judaism prayer book "Siddur Lev Chadash" which is in English and Hebrew and we have transliterations available for those who wish to follow the Hebrew parts of the service.

Visitors - we ask that all visitors to our services respect our Liberal Jewish faith, traditions and practices.  Please do not bring in, use or distribute any non-Jewish texts or attempt to influence our members in any way incompatible with Liberal Judaism.  ELJC reserves the right to ask anyone behaving in an inappropriate way to leave.

The hall at CTK is fully disabled-accessible with disabled toilet facilities and a free car park with step-free access.

Services, Festivals and Events in 2020

Thursday 23 January - Eastbourne Civic Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day  - 6.30pm - 9.00 pm - Welcome Building, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne (next to the Congress Theatre).  The event is free but advance booking is required.  www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/HMD or phone 01323 415694.  ELJC chair Larry Navon will be performing one of his own songs.

Friday 24 January - Erev Shabbat and ELJC Holocaust Memorial Day service, 6.30 pm CTK, led by Patrick Sellam with music from Larry and Lena.

Monday 27 January - UK Holocaust Memorial Day

Saturday 8 February - Shabbat Morning Service and Tu B'Shvat seder, 11.30 CTK, led by Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein.  Beginners' Hebrew 10.30 am.

Monday 10 February - Tu B'Shvat

Friday 21 February - Erev Shabbat Service, 6.30 pm CTK, led by lay leaders

Tuesday 10 March - Purim

Saturday 14 March - Shabbat Morning Service with a Purim theme, 11.30 CTK, led by Rabbi Roberta Harris-Eckstein.  Beginners' Hebrew 10.30 am.

Friday 27 March - Erev Shabbat Service, 6.30 pm, CTK led by lay leaders.  The service will be followed by a discussion on climate change and the environment.

Wednesday 8 April - ELJC Communal Passover Seder - 6.00 pm. Tickets - 17 for members and 22 for non-members/visitors.  Please book by emailing eljc.contact@gmail.com or phoning 07497 401280.