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Cardiff Jewish Community

The City of Cardiff

Cardiff (in Welsh - Caerdydd), a unitary authority, is the largest city and capital of Wales, with a population of about 300,000.  From 1974 to 1996, it formed the district of Cardiff in the county of South Glamorgan and, prior thereto, it was a county borough in the old county of Glamorganshire.  It lies on the northern coast of the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the river Taff.

Cardiff Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with Cardiff include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Cardiff during the 1810s (1 record); 1820s (6 records), 1830s (10 records), 1840s (26 records), 1850s (55 records), 1860s (40 records), 1870s (23 records), 1880s (16 records), 1890s (10 records) and 1900s (1 record).

The Jewish Congregations

The following congregations are, or were, considered to be part of the Cardiff Community:

The following are former or alternative names of the above congregations:

Bute Street Synagogue - see Cardiff United Synagogue
Cardiff New Synagogue - see Cardiff Reform Synagogue
Cathedral Road Synagogue - see Cardiff United Synagogue
Clare Road Congregation - see Beth Hemedresh
Cyncoed Gardens Synagogue - see Cardiff United Synagogue
East Terrace Synagogue - see Cardiff United Synagogue
Edwards Place Synagogue - see New Congregation (orthodox)
Merches Place Synagogue - see New Congregation (orthodox)
New Hebrew Congregation - see Windsor Place Synagogue
Old Hebrew Congregation - see Cardiff United Synagogue
Penylan Synagogue - see Cardiff United Synagogue
Trinity Street Synagogue - see Cardiff United Synagogue

Other Jewish institutions that exist, or existed, in the Cardiff Jewish Community include the following:

Penylan House, Jewish Residential and Nursing Home
Hillel House
Jewish Club and Institute

Articles on the Cardiff Jewish Community

There is a short reference to Cardiff, in the section on Swansea, in "The Rise of Provincial Jewry" by Cecil Roth, 1950. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

How 'Greeners' Came to the Valley by Michael Wallach, Jewish Chronicle Colour Magazine, 1975 (posted on JCR-UK).

Jewish Population Data



First Jewish settlement.
Founding of present community
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Other Cardiff Jewish Information

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

Bibliography and other sources

Naturalised Citizens of Cardiff

Cardiff Jewish Cemeteries - IAJGS Cemetery Project

Jewish Communities in Wales home page

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Explanations of Terms Used



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