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New Tredegar Jewish Community

New Tredegar, Caerphilly, South Wales

 

              

         
 

Page created: 18 August 2008
Latest revision or update: 17 December 2012

 

Press reports relating to the New Tredegar Jewish Community
1903 - 1978


Compiled by Harold Pollins

Information within square brackets is from the compiler

 

Jewish Chronicle, 20 February 1903, page 6

'A Hebrew Congregation has been formed in New Tredegar, Mr. M. Love has been appointed President, and on Wednesday, the 11th inst., a Siyum of a Sepher Torah was held at Mrs. Harris's premises, Victoria Buildings. Over sixty were present. A vote of thanks was passed to the hostess. Mr. Bloom has been appointed Shochet'.
 


Jewish Chronicle, 6 November 1903, page 31

Meeting of the Tredegar and District Zionist Society. The proceedings included a discussion of the co-option of the Zionists of New Tredegar and in order to enable them to join and to attend meetings, it was decided to hold them on Thursdays as there is no ‘railway convenience’ on Sundays.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 25 December 1903, page 33

Meeting of the Tredegar and New Tredegar Zionist Society at New Tredegar. The Society has been reorganised under this title and meetings will take place monthly, alternately and Tredegar and New Tredegar.
[Note meetings were held monthly until March 1905.]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 30 December 1904, page 2
Death on 23 December at the residence of his nephew, J. Marcuson, Dudley, Barnett Levy Rubenstein, father of Maurice Rubenstein, formerly of Birmingham, now at New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 24 March 1905, page 27

General Meeting of the Tredegar and New Tredegar Zionist Society. Discussion of severance and organisation of separate Zionist societies in Tredegar and in New Tredegar. Passed by a considerable majority.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 24 November 1905, page 40

Under the auspices of the New Tredegar Zionist Society a meeting was held in the Workmen’s Hall. Mr I. Pruss, President, in the chair. Discussion included Rev S. Gerstenfield [sic], Messrs M. Heilpern, H. Love, Sam Love, D. Herman, and J. Love.
At the same meeting a subscription in aid of the Russian Relief Fund was opened and Messrs I. Pruss and M.Heilpern were deputed to canvass.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 15 December 1905, page 5

Relief Fund for the Jewish Victims of Outrage in Russia.
Collected by the New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation at a Zionist meeting £4.10s.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 15 June 1906, page 33

Letter from S. Gerstenfeld, 5 Alexandra Road, New Tredegar, on a topic of Hebrew language.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 1906, page 19

Letter from Samuel Gerstenfeld, 5 Alexandra Road, on ‘The Book of Daniel’.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 19 October 1906, page 38

Bridegrooms of the Law. New Tredegar, Rev S. Gerstenfeld and Mr M. Love.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 28 February 1908, page 28

Following a meeting at Brynmawr last summer, resolutions were passed to reorganise the local Zionists. A beginning was made by the Brynmawr and Abertillery Zionist Society, followed by those at Tredegar and at New Tredegar and District.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 6 March 1908, page 26

Letter from S. Gerstenfeld, 55 School Street New Tredegar, on ‘Women’s Hair’. Argues that the custom of shaving women’ heads was not instituted by the Rabbis, but is of recent date.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 17 April 1908, page 36

Letter from S. Gerstenfeld, Synagogue Chambers, New Tredegar, re burning of Chametz.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 15 May 1908, page 35

Letter from S. Gerstenfeld, Synagogue Chambers, New Tredegar, re Jerusalem.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 10 July 1908, page 27

Letter from S. Gerstenfeld, Synagogue Chambers, New Tredegar, re dietary laws - interval between meat and milk.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 4 September 1908, page 24

Meeting of the New Tredegar and District Zionist Society at the Workmen’s Hall. Paper read on ‘Zionism as an ideal’.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 11 September 1908, page 1

Letter from S. Gerstenfeld, Synagogue Chambers, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 20 November 1908, page 27

Letter from S. Gerstenfeld, Synagogue Chambers, New Tredegar, re divorce.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 11 December 1908, page 33

Annual meeting of the New Tredegar and District Zionist Society. Paper read by Mr R. Thomas on ‘Abraham, Father of the Jewish race and his influence on Civilisation’.
Afterwards decided to form ‘The New Tredegar Jewish Literary and Debating Society’. Elected: Mr L. Prins*, Hon President; Rev S.Gerstenfeld, President; Messrs M. Heilpern, Vice-President; S. M. Love, Treasurer; Mrs L. Prins* Hon Sec.
[*Possibly misprint for Pruss]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 1 January 1909, page 32

Rev S. Gerstenfeld of New Tredegar lectured to the Swansea Jewish Literary Society.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 28 May 1909, page 28

Letter from S. Gerstenfeld, Synagogue Chambers, New Tredegar, on a historical topic.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 8 April 1910, page 30

At the annual Eisteddfod at Bargoed Miss Winnie Gordon of New Tredegar won first prize for pianoforte playing in an open junior contest.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 27 May 1910, page 22

Memorial service for King held at New Tredegar Synagogue at which Rev S. Gerstenfeld officiated and preached.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 15 July 1910, page 12

Meeting of Zionist Society of Tredegar. The Hon Sec and Treasurer, S. Louis Harris, announced that over 70 Shekolim were sold and several collecting boxes distributed. Thanks, inter alia, for help to Messrs S. M. Love and I. Pruss of New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 9 December 1910, page 3

Young Israel. Pearl Gerstenfeld, New Tredegar, Cardiff.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 20 January 1911, page 14

West Monmouthshire and Breconshire Jewish Orphan Aid Society. Hon Collectors include I. Pruss, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 27 January 1911, page 2

Death. 19 January at Commercial Street, New Tredegar, Horace, son of Joseph and Fanny Myers, aged 8.
[Death. Horace B. Myers March 1911 aged 8 Bedwellty 11a 75]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 3 February 1911, page 19

Letter from S. Gerstenfeld, New Tredegar, on divorce.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 2 June 1911, page 15

Last week Rev Dayan and Mrs Hyamson arrived at New Tredegar from Tredegar. In the afternoon he examined the children. In the evening Mr and Mrs I. Pruss held a reception.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 16 June 1911, page 39

At the Conference of Anglo-Jewish Ministers Rev S. Gerstenfeld, New Tredegar, preached at the New Synagogue,
London.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 2 February 1912, page 23

Newbridge Mon. Under the auspices of the Western Valleys Jewish Literary and Social Society a social and dance was held. Solos were rendered by, inter alia, Miss Fanny Samuels, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 19 September 1912, page xxxi

Mr and Mrs I. Pruss White Rose House, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 21 February 1913, page 33

New Tredegar’s delegate to the Board of Deputies Mr A. Wiener MA.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 1 August 1913, page 2

Advert. New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation. Wanted. A Shohet and experience Teacher. 30s per week and usual perquisites. Written application to the President, Mr Hielpern [sic], Victoria House, New Tredegar. Half railway fare to unsuccessful candidate.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 1 August 1913, page 28

Special meeting of the Hebrew Congregation. Mr Heilpern, President, in the chair. The President, in moving the acceptance of the resignation of Rev S. Gerstenfeld, referred to the great loss that New Tredegar was about to sustain
through the departure of a man of such scholarship and erudition. ‘They were losing in him one whom [sic], even in his absence, they would ever remember’.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1913 New Year Greetings, page xxx

Mr and Mrs M. Love and sons, James Street New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1913 New Year Greetings, page xxxi

Mr and Mrs I. Pruss, White Rose House, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 12 June 1914, page 28

Conference of Jewish Ministers. Reference to Rev M. Olive, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 10 July 1914, page 4

Jews’ Hospital and Orphan Asylum. Elected as inmate Herman Davidson, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 24 July 1914, page 1

Marriage on 8 July at Philpot-street Great Synagogue, by the Rev A. Eidleman assisted by Rev S.Olive, father of the bride, Pearl, 2nd daughter of Rev and Mrs S. Olive, New Tredegar, to Harry Cohen of Tredegar.
[Marriage. Pearl Olive September 1914 Mile End Old Town 1c 779//Harry Cohen]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 18 September 1914 New Year Greetings, page xv

Mr and Mrs I. Pruss, White Rose House, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 5 February 1915, page 3

Jewish Belgian Relief Fund. New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation. £2.10s.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 16 April 1915, page 26

West Monmouthshire and Breconshire Jewish Orphan Aid Society. Assistant Hon Sec is Mrs I. Pruss. Over £26 remitted to the institution.
Annual collection by means of one shilling tickets in aid of the Jewish Soup Kitchen. Among the districts that contributed is New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 2 June 1916, page 21

West Monmouthshire and Breconshire Jewish Orphan Aid Society. Assistant Hon Sec is Mrs I. Pruss. £28.7s remitted to the institution.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 22 September 1916 New Year Greetings, page xiv

Mr and Mrs I. Pruss, White Rose House, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 22 September 1916 New Year Greetings, page xiv

Mr and Mrs M. Love, James Street New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 7 June 1918, page 4

Preacher Sabbath 8 June: Rev S. Wolfe, New Tredegar Synagogue. Subject: ’The Misleading Parnass’.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 21 June 1918, page 9

Received: Palestine Relief Fund , per Rev S. Wolfe, New Tredegar.
Mr I. Pruss 20s, Mr M. Love, 4s, Mr A. Green 4s, Mr J. Gordon 4s, Mr W. Crystal 2s 6d. Mr S. Samuel 2s.Total £1.16.6.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 6 September 1918 New Year Greetings, page xiv

Mr and Mrs I. Pruss, White Rose House, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 20 September 1918, page 12

Bargoed. At a General Meeting at 13 North Road, Rev S. Wolfe, Minister to the Mew Tredegar Congregation, was elected as Minister and Teacher to the Rhymney Valley District.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 13 December 1918, page 9

Preacher Sabbath 14 December: Rev S. Wolfe, New Tredegar Synagogue. Subject: ‘Jacob is alive’.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 3 January 1919, page 23

New Tredegar and Bargoed. Annual General Meeting of the New Tredegar, Bargoed and District Zionist Society, held at Bargoed. Mr I. Barnett of Bargoed presided. 20 guineas was collected for the Palestine Preparation Fund. It was decided to hold a ball at Bargoed in aid of the Palestine Relief Fund. Mr Cyril Barnett was elected collector for Bargoed.

[Letter to the Morning Post from prominent Jews referring to articles in the Jewish press which purport to encourage adoption of Bolshevism among foreign Jews in Britain.]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 9 May 1919, page 5

Meeting at Bargoed. ‘That this meeting of Jews of New Tredegar, Bargoed, Aberavon and in any other neighbourhood congregation, strongly protests against the scandalous action of the famous “Minyan Mosserim,” and repudiates their implied slander that there is any section of the Jews in England which supports Bolshevism’.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 30 May 1919, page 3

JNF Commission for England. Contribution from New Tredegar, Bargoed and District. Per B. Joseph.
I. Pruss £21, W. Wolfson £5.5.0, Mrs W. Wolfson £5.5.0, L. Symonds £5.15.6, P. Munitz £5.5.0, B. Levene £5.5.0, A. Green £5.5.0, Mrs A. Green 21s, W. Crystal £5.5.0. Mrs W. Crystal 21s, I. B. Barnett £5.5.0, Mrs I. B. Barnett 21s, B. Cohen £1.3.0, Mrs B. Cohen 21s, Mrs R. Britz 42s, Mr Love 42s, I. Bratt 42s, M. Lee 42s, Mrs Goldman 21s, Miss L. Goldman 21s, M. Rubinstein 42s, M. Fine 42s, I. Fine 21s, N. Fine 21s, I. Gordon 42s, Mrs I. Gordon 21s, The Misses W. D. and S. and Master M. Gordon 25s, H. Horn 21s, Mrs Greenberg 21s, M. Samuel 21s, M. Davis 21s, D. Tonkey 21s. Total £111.7.0.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 30 May 1919, page 27

Advert. New Tredegar Congregation Wanted. Shochet and Teacher. Salary £3.10s and perquisites Apply Joseph, Duffryn Street, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 23 July 1920, page 39

At a recent examination Gerald H. Dymond, eldest son of S. B. Dymond of 38 Duffryn Terrace, New Tredegar, was granted £250 for 5 years as a medical student at Cardiff University College, the only award for the whole county of Monmouth.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 12 September 1920, page 30 New Year Greetings.

Mr and Mrs I. Pruss, White Rose House, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 12 September 1920, page 30 New Year Greetings.

Mr and Mrs M. Love, James Street New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 22 October 1920, page 3

JNF Commission for England. Acknowledge receipt of £5 for 2 and half dunam of land in the name of Mr Barnett, Abertysswg, in recognition of services rendered by him to the New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation during the High Festivals.
 



Jewish Chronicle,
29 September 1921 New Year Greetings, page xviii

Mr and Mrs M. Love, James Street New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 24 February 1922, page 37

Mr A. Hyams MA of Newport inspected the Hebrew Classes ay New Tredegar, conducted by Mr Freedman, and reported favourably on the progress of the pupils.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 22 September 1922 New Year Greetings, page xx

Mr and Mrs A. Green and family, Rose Villa, Tredegar Road, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 6 October 1922, page 1

Engagement. Winnie, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs I. Gordon, Victoria House, New Tredegar, to Morris, 2nd son of Mr and Mrs M. Foner, 9 Carlton Terrace, Swansee.
[See marriage, 9 March 1923, page 2]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 5 January 1923, page 1

Engagement. Miriam. Eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Green, ‘Rose Villa’, New Tredegar, to Sol, 2nd son o Mr and Mrs J. Zeidman, 20 Plasturton Avenue, Cardiff.
[Marriage not found]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 1 January 1923, page 1

Engagement. Fanny (Froma West), daughter of Mr and Mrs Samuel, 5 The Square, Pontlotttyn, to Dr Boris Gordon,’White House’, New Tredegar.
[Marriage. Boris Gordon September 1923 London C 1c 68//Fanny Samuel]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 26 January 1923, page 35

As a result of a social function at New Tredegar, organised by the Misses W. Gordon and L. Goldman, and Messrs C. Barnett and M. Bravo, over £22 was distributed among various institutions and hospitals.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 9 March 1923, page 2

Marriage on 26 February at Wallasey Synagogue, Falkland Road, Winnie Gordon, Victoria House, New Tredegar, to Morris Finer, 9 Carlton Terrace, Swansea.
[Marriage. Morris Foner March 1923 Birkenhead 8A 879/Winifred Gordon]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 10 August 1923, page 28

Gerald Harry Dymond, eldest son of Mr and Mrs S. Dymond of New Tredegar, has obtained the degree of B.Sc at the University of Wales, and has also passed the 2nd examination, Part II, of the degree of MB BS of the University of London.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 1 August 1924, page 28

New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation. Wanted. Modern Teacher and Shochet. Salary £4 per week, and ‘advantages’. Apply to Secretary E. Green, 8 Tredegar Road, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 3 October 1924, page 17

‘RHYMNEY VALLEY. Services are being held at the Christadelphian Hall New Tredegar, the rallying point for this important section of South Wales Jewry. On Rosh Hashanah the Rev. E. Nemeth officiated, assisted by Mr. Barnett. The arrangements were carried out by Mr. W. Crystal, the Warden, and Mr. S. Green, the Financial Representative. The Bargoed and Aberbargoed contingents were headed by Mr. Isaac B. Barnett and Mr. Barnett Cohen. Mr. Samuel Gordon, the novelist, is staying at New Tredegar as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Crystal’.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 17 October 1924, page 1

Bar mitzvah. Jack only son of Mr and Mrs A. Green will read portion of the Law on 25 October at the Lesser Hall, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 5 February 1926, page 13

Gerald H. Dymond BSc, eldest son of Mr and Mrs S. Dymond of New Tredegar, has passed the MRCS LRCP examination.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 30 April 1926, page 31

As a result of the 9th annual ball at Bargoed in January, the following sums were distributed: New Tredegar and District Congregation Building Fund £10; Aberbargoed Hospital £1.1.0; Norwood Orphan Asylum £4.4.0; King Edward VII Hospital Cardiff £5.5.0.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 29 April 1927, page 12

At a meeting of the New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation, the Rev H. Berman of Llanelly was unanimously elected minister.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 17 June 1927, page 2.

Engagement. Dorothy Gordon, 2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs I. Gordon of New Tredegar, to Dr Philip Seager, son of Mr and Mrs L. Seager of Edinburgh.
[Marriage. Dorothy D. Gordon June 1927 Bridgend 11a 1679//Philip Seager]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 15 July 1927, page 2

Death of Isaac Gordon of New Tredegar on 9 July. Wife Edith, Sons Sam and Mark, daughters Winnie, Dorothy, Millie, Sadie.
[Death. Isaac J. Gordon September 1927 aged 57 Bedwellty 11a 113]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 15 July 1927, page 11

Obituary of Mr Isaac Gordon of New Tredegar. A great loss to the New Tredegar and Bargoed Congregation. One of the founders of the Congregation, its President and Treasurer for many years. (From Mr A. Green)
He was charitable and benevolent. A Trustee and Representative on the Brynmawr and District Burial Board. (From G. J.Ballin, Hon Sec of the Brynmawr and District Burial Board.)
 



Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1927, page 10 New Year Greetings

Rev S. Nemeth and fiancée, to all members of the Whitey Bay and New Tredegar congregations. 1 Ventnor Gardens, Whitley Bay.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 24 May 1929 Young Israel, page 7

Joseph Crystal, White Rose House, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 31 May 1929, page 27

At Brith Milah of son of Rev and Mrs H. Berman £5.5s collected towards the funds of the New Tredegar and Bargoed Hebrew Congregation.
[Birth. Michael Berman June 1929 Bedwellty 11a 216. Mother Prysucher]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 20 September 1929, page 27

Stockton-on-Tees. At a general meeting of the Hebrew Congregation, Rev H. Berman of New Tredegar was elected Chazan, Shochet, and Teacher.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 18 March 1932, page 1

Bar Mitzvah. Hyman, youngest son of Mr and Mrs S. Joseph, 38 Neville Street, Cardiff, late of New Tredegar will read a portion of the Law at Cathedral Road Synagogue, Cardiff, on 26 March.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 2 June 1933, page 7

Engagement. Esther, daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Green, Rose Villa, New Tredegar, and Eugene Basch, New York.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 9 August 1935, page 14

Joseph Jacobs of New Tredegar has been awarded the McLoghlin Scholarship, offered by the Royal College of Surgeons on the results of the pre-medical examinations. Scholarship is open to the whole country and is worth £126 p.a. for 5 years.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 10 April 1936, page 6

Engagement. Dr Joshua, youngest son of Mr and Mrs H. C. Zeitlin of Dalston E8, to Richelle (Sadie) Gordon, youngest daughter of Mrs Levene [sic], 6 Claude Road, Cardiff, and the late Isaac Gordon of New Tredegar.
[Marriage. Joshua Zeitlin September 1936 Cardiff 11a 1021//Sarah R. Gordon]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 18 March 1938, page 41

Meeting of Wardens, Executive Officers, and Ministers of South Wales congregations to consider question of a communal Rav for South Wales. Aron Cohen of New Tredegar spoke in favour.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 17 March 1939, page 50
Rev H. Jerevitch of Cardiff spoke on ‘The Jew in Central Europe’ at the Methodist Church, New Tredegar.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 15 September 1944, page 3

Death on 6 September of Edith, widow of the late Isaac Gordon of New Tredegar, 6 Claude Road, Cardiff.
[Death. Edith Gordon September 1944 aged 65 Cardiff 11a 240]
 



Jewish Chronicle, 18 September 1953, page 2

Death. 2 September Stella Gordon, 6 Claude Road, Cardiff. Daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Isaac Gordon, (New Tredegar).
 



Jewish Chronicle, 20 November 1964, page 10

Godfrey Heilpern QC of Didsbury, Manchester, appointed Recorder of Salford. Born in New Tredegar in 1911, has lived in Manchester since a small child. Called to the bar 1938.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 11 May 1973, page 26

Obituary of Godfrey Heilpern, aged 61.
 



Jewish Chronicle, 27 January 1978, page 14

Obituary of Rev Harry Berman who died in Bournemouth.
Brought up in Llanelli. Minister at New Tredegar and Stockton-on-Tees, but returned to Llanelli to run the family business.
 



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