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Press Reports relating to the Bridgend Jewish
1875 - 2000
Information within square brackets is from the compiler
Jewish Chronicle, 28 October 1875, page 493
Letter from S. Meyers, ‘Bridgend, Bracla’.
Chronicle, 29 March 1895, page 1
Birth on 23 March at 29 Park St, a daughter to wife of Harry Cohen
Chronicle, 14 June 1895, page 1
George Abel died 22 June 1889 at Bridgend.
Chronicle, 15 March 1901, page 1
Rachel Hannah Fonseca. Sister of Mrs Cohen of Bridgend
And Mrs I Seline of Swansea.
[Daughters of Moses Moses (Lissa) of Swansea]
Chronicle, 30 September 1904, page 1
‘MESSRS.JOSEPH BROTHERS, Maesteg, on behalf of the other gentlemen boarders, beg
to THANK Mr. and Mrs. Fayenblum, of Wood-street, Cardiff, for the very able and
considerate manner in which their wants were attended to during the Jewish
Chronicle, 6 January 1905, page 28
Naturalisation in December
Charles Cheskes known as Charles Freedman 46 Nolton, Street
Chronicle, 9 February 1906, page 34
Naturalisation in January
Harry Levene Klutz known as Harry Levene, 96 Nolton Street.
Chronicle, 15 March 1907 ‘Young Israel’, page 2
Ref to Esther Levine, Bridgend
Jewish Chronicle, 14 August 1908, page 2
Death of Joshua Berman, Birmingham, father of Mrs L. Freedman and Mrs C. Zausmer
Jewish Chronicle, 16 October 1908, page 25 [see 23 October, below]
2 entries for Bridgend
Chatan Torah Chatan Bereshit
E. Reuben A. Diamond
C. Freedman M. Bersovitz
Jewish Chronicle, 16 October 1908, page 31
Meeting of congregation. Officers re-elected
President: P. Harris Treasurer: C. Freedman. Hon Sec: C. Zausmer
Chronicle, 23 October 1908, page 10
Chatan Torah Chatan Bereshit
E. Reuben M. Bersovitz
Jewish Chronicle, 17 October 1909, page viii
Mr & Mrs Myer Cohen, Earlswood, Bridgend.
Chronicle, 18 February 1910, page 15
Presentation made by the congregation to Rev L Wolfe and Mrs Wolfe on occasion
of their marriage.
[Marriage. Louis Wolfe March 1910 Bristol 6a 313/ Rachael Gluck
Jewish Chronicle, 25 March 1910, page 1.
Kate, 2nd daughter of Mr & Mrs T. Shepherd, Ystalyfera, and Rudolph, eldest son
of Mr & Mrs L. Abse of Bridgend. [Marriage. June 1912 Rudolph Abse
Bridgend 11a 1264/Kate Shepherd]
Chronicle, 13 May 1910, page 12
Last Sunday lecture on ’District Organisation’ by Rev H.J. Sandheim, Swansea.
Rev Rabinovitx and Mr Levy (Aberavon) also spoke.
Chronicle, 13 May 1910, page 25
Rev H.J. Sandheim visited Bridgend on Sunday. Gave tribute to late King. Mr
Rose, President of congregation paid ‘as a foreigner, a very graceful tribute to
the memory of the King’. Ref to Rev L. Wolfe.
Chronicle, 1 July 1910, page 15.
At Bolton, Rev L. Woolf (Bridgend) unanimously elected Chazan and Shochet.
Chronicle, 22 July 1910, page 14
Rev L. Domnitz of London unanimously elected Chazan, Shochet and Teacher at
Chronicle, 30 September 1910, page 36
Mr & Mrs Myer Cohen Earlswood, Bridgend.
Chronicle, 6 January 1911, page 15
Chanucah party held. Messrs T. Greenberg, L. Freedman and F.Rose and Misses A.
Harris and Mindling presented with prizes for essays on Chanucah. All the
children were given gifts and refreshments. Rev M. Domnitz and E. Reuben, of
Manchester, addressed the children. [Probably Isaac Greenberg]
Chronicle, 10 February 1911, page 14
President of congregation, P. Harris, presented with engraved silver Kiddush cup
on silver wedding. E. Reuben presided, H. Rose made presentation. Harris
presented congregation with a set of [written in Hebrew]. Revs I. Domnitz and
Rev I. Robinovitz of Aberadan, spoke of Harris as Founder and President. H.
Freedman, (Pontycymmer) played violin and Miss Robinivitz (Aberadan) sang
songs in Hebrew and English. Vote of thanks to Harris for his gift by C. Zausmer.
Chronicle, 19 May 1911, page 2
Lewis Freedman died 21 May 1910. Missed by wife and daughters Rita and Lily.
[Death. Louis Freedman June 1910 aged 40 Bridgend 11a 456]
Chronicle, 26 May 1911, page14
Rev I. Domnitz has received from Buckingham Palace message thanking for
congratulations on Coronation.
Chronicle, 9 June 1911, page 16
Last Wednesday week Dayan and Mrs Hyamson visited, Bridgend. Received by Rev
Domnitz and Messrs P. Harris, President, and C. Freedman.
Children examined and Hyamson complimented Domnitz for his teaching ‘according
to the Chief Rabbi’s code’. Afterwards he addressed congregation and urged
necessity for smaller congregations to be visited by Ministers from neighbouring
larger congregations. Vote of thanks by E. Reuben seconded H. Rose
Chronicle, 11 August 1911, page 1
Betrothal. Dora, younger daughter of Mr S. Richman and late Mrs H.
Richman of Bethnal Green to Issy, eldest son of Mrs S. Pizer of Maesteg.
[Israel Pizer December 1911 Whitechapel 1c 502/Dora Richman]
Chronicle, 20 October 1911, page 21
At meeting of congregation, P. Harris in chair, Mr H. Ehrenberg (late of
Manchester) elected President and Treasurer, and Mr Mendling [sic, Mindling].
Hon Sec. Mr Belanow appointed Shochet and Teacher.
Chronicle, 29 December 1911, page 2.
Ref to E. Levine, Bridgend. [‘Ethel’]
Chronicle, 13 September 1912, page 7
New Year Greetings
Mr & Mrs Myers Bersovitch.
Chronicle, 19 September 1912, page xxix.
Greetings from Mr & Mrs C. Freedman, Cardiff, late of Bridgend.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 January 1913, page 1
Betrothal. Gertie, daughter of Mr & Mrs H. Erenberg, (late of
Manchester), Derwent Villa, Coity Field, Bridgend, to Abe, son of Mr & Mrs S.
Newman, 8 Tudor Rd, Caridff.
[Marriage. Gertrude Erenberg September 1915 Cardiff 11a 1095/Abraham Newman]
Chronicle, 28 March 1913, page 1
Becky, daughter of Mr & Mrs H. Erenberg, Bridgend, late of Manchester, to David,
son of Mr & Mrs S. Newman, Cardiff.
[Marriage. Rebecca Erenberg March 1914 Cardiff 11a 676/David Newman]
Chronicle, 6 June 1913, page 2
Donations to North-Eastern Jewish Ladies’ Benevolent Society. Baby David Joseph,
Chronicle, 13 July 1913, page 27
‘The Rev. Mr. H. J. Sandheim visited Bridgend on Sunday with the view to
re-establish the congregation there. Mr. Sandheim delivered an address and
conferred with the residents. Mr. Rose presided.’
[Sandheim was Minister at Swansea]
Chronicle, 19 December 1913, page 2
Marriage: On 27 November at the synagogue, Park Row, Bristol, Rosie,
daughter of Mr I. M. Jacobs, Bristol, to Solomon Hyman Joseph, of Maesteg.
[Marriage. Rosie Jacobs December 1913 Bristol 6a 431/Hyman S. Joseph]
Chronicle, 26 June 1914, page 1
Marriage: On 17 June at the synagogue, Birmingham, of Arnold, 2nd son of
Mr & Mrs E. Abse of Bridgend, ad Cissie, elder daughter of Mr & Mrs S. Schatz of
[Marriage. Arnold A. Abse Birmingham 6d 694/Cissie Schatz]
Chronicle, 18 September 1914
Supplement, page xii.
Mr & Mrs Myers Bersovitch
New Year Supplement, page xiii.
Mr & Mrs I. Freedman, 107 Oxford Street, Pontycymmer
Chronicle, 30 May 1915, page 1
Birth of daughter on 24 April 1915 at 22 Coychurch Road, Bridgend, to Mr
& Mrs A. Abse (nee Cissie Shatz).
[Birth. Rozena Abse Bridgend 11a 1965. Mother Schatz]
Chronicle, 20 June 1915, page 1
Silver wedding. 2 July 1890 at New Dalston Synagogue. Ray 3rd daughter of
late Rev M. Cohen of Wolverhampton to Harry Cohen of Maesteg. Cathedral Road,
Chronicle, 7 January 1916, page 1
Marriage: On 26 December 1915 at Bridgend. Lily elder daughter of Mr &
Mrs Abse of Bridgend to Jacob, 5th son of Mr & Mrs Solomon of Swansea.
[Marriage. Lily Abse December 1915 Bridgend 11a 1910/Jacob Solomon]
Chronicle, 12 May 1916, page 1
Betrothal. Fanny, eldest daughter of Rabbi & Mrs E. E. Gavron, Dublin, to
Rev M. Roith of Bridgend, eldest son of Mr & Mrs W. Roith of London.
Chronicle, 23 June 1916, page 4
Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia. Swansea
Committee includes ’The Bridgend Hebrew Congregation, per Mr. M. Lubner, 31s.
6.’ [Lubner was a Minister at Swansea]
Chronicle, 28 July 1916, page 2
‘BRIDGEND HEBREW CONGREGATION
WANTED, Shochet, Chazan, Teacher; state salary.-
I. Grennan, President, 43, Wyndham-street, Bridgend’.
Chronicle, 18 August 1916, page12
Mrs. Armstrong, 4 Caeran [sic] Road, Caeran [sic], near Bridgend, S. Wales,
would be glad of any information about her brother, Pte. Sam Lipman, 3rd South
African Infantry, now in France.’
Chronicle, 22 September 1916, page 11
Dublin. Presentation to Rev E. Gavron of a cheque as token of esteem. Occasion
was marriage of Fanny Gavron, eldest daughter, to Rev Morris Roith of Bridgend.
Gavron has been at Adelaide Road Synagogue for 7 years. Mrs Roith, who has been
teacher at Hebrew and Religion Classes, was presented with pair of candlesticks,
a silver cup and spice box subscribed for by pupils of the Hebrew Classes.
Chronicle, 29 September 1916, page 13
At Bridgend, cheque presented to Rev M. Roith on his wedding. Reception in
honour of Mr & Mrs Roith held at Synagogue Chambers. Mr H. Rose presided. Mr I
Grennan, President, was among the speakers. Rev and Mrs M. Roith responded.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 January 1917, page 2
Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia.
Bridgend Committee £7.5.0
Chronicle, 5 January 1917, page 6(?) [unclear]
11 weeks (weekly) contributions.
Messrs Myers, Rose, 11s each. Abse 10s.6d. Grennan, Mindling, 5s 6d each. Winer
8s 6d. Cohen 5s. Rev M. Roith 3s. Messrs Brass, Jacobs, 2s 9d. Goldberg 2s.
Offerings on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; Rev M. Roith, 5s, Messrs Stuppel,
Harris, 2s6d each, Price, Meyers, 2s each, Michaels, Jacobs, 1s each. Colleted
at bar mitzvah of Master Israel Rose by Mr Corringold, £2.2.3. Total £7.5.0
Chronicle, 6 July 1917, page 2
‘BRIDGEND HEBREW CONGREGATION
WANTED, Shochet and Teacher. Salary 35s. Per week for start. - Apply, H. Rose, “Hazelmere,”
Coity-road, Bridgend, Glam.’
Chronicle, 13 July 1917, page 1
Rudolph Stuppel, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Stuppel, Pontycymmer, read a Portion of
the Law on 30 June at the synagogue, Tivoli House School, Northwood Hall,
Chronicle, 10 May 1918, page 5
Contribution to Children’s Country Holiday Fund. S.H.Joseph Maesteg 10s 6d.
Chronicle, 6 September 1918
Greetings Supplement, page x1
Mr & Mrs Myers Bersovitch.
Chronicle, 18 October 1918, page 19
General meeting. Elected: P. Harris, President; Joseph Price, Treasurer; Miss
Sophia Rose, Hon Sec
Chronicle, 29 November 1918, page 3
BRIDGEND HEBREW CONGEGATION
Wanted. Shochet and Teacher. 35s per week and extras. Single man preferred.
Apply S Rose, 56 Nolton Street.
Chronicle, 12 September 1919, page 2
Death of Pincus Lessar, Birmingham, father of, inter alia, of Mrs Myer Cohen,
Chronicle, 12 September 1919, page 5
Advertisement again. Single man preferred or man with small family. £3 per week.
Chronicle, 24 October 1919, page 16
Will of Barnett Goodman late of Wyndham Street, Bridgend, died 10 August last.
Left estate gross value of £3,029. Probate to widow Mrs Marie Goodman, now of 40
Kingswood Avenue, Brondesbury.
[Death. Barnett Goodman September 1919 aged 49 Camberwell 1d 614] [In 1911 he is
in Cardiff with brother-in-law, with his wife.]
Chronicle, 30 January 1920, page 27
Meeting addressed by Dr Baer Epstein at the Picture Palace (lent by Mr Abse).
Nearly £45 collected for the Palestine Restoration Fund. A society, Nechomas
Zion, was formed: Rev A. Berman, Chairman; Myers Bersovitch, Treasurer; Miss
Sophia Rose, Hon Sec; Israel Rose, Hon Collector; I Grennan, J.Price, Mesdames
S. Abse, M. Bersovitch, Committee.
Chronicle, 29 February 1920, page 4
Erez-Israel Restoration Fund. Contributions from Bridgend.
Harris Rose, £5.5.0; L.Abse, £5.5.0; M. Bersovitch, £5.5.0; I. Grennan, £5.5.0;
J. Price, £5.5.0; J. Novick, £3.3.0; Simon Hare, £2.2.0; Lewis Stupple,
£2.2.0; Harris Levene, £1.11.6; Isaac Freedman, £1.1.0; Mrs L.Abse, £1.1.0; Mrs
M. Bersovitch, £1.1.0; B. Goldberg, £1.1.0; N. Milstone, £1.1.0; Julius Brass,
£1.1.0; 6 donations under £1, £3.9.0.
Gazette, 13 July 1920, page,7,472
Naturalization in June
Israel Chaim Greinetser (known as Israel Grennan), born Russia.
Oath of allegiance 28.5.1920. Watchmaker (has served in His Majesty’s Forces).
88 Grove Rd, Bridgend
Chronicle, 12 November 1920, page 27
Collected for Palestine Restoration Fund by Rev Mr Lubner at the Brit Milah at
the house of Mr Michaels, Bridgend. [Gershon Michael [sic] December 1920
Bridgend 11a 1849]
Chronicle, 30 September 1921
Greetings Supplement, page xv
Mr & Mrs Myers Bersovitch
Chronicle, 16 December 1921, page 3
Federation of Ukrainian Jews’ Fund in aid of the pogrom victims in the Ukraine.
Bridgend Hebrew Congregation £3.10.0
Chronicle, 21 April 1922, page 1
Death on 9 April at 17 Enenny Road, Bridgend, Barnett Goldberg (late of
Liverpool) father of Mrs Esther Bersovitch and father-in-law of Myers Bersovitch.
[Barnet [sic] Goldberg June 1922 aged 70 Bridgend 11a 826]
Chronicle, 22 September 1922, page ?
New Year Greetings
Mr & Mrs Myers Bersovitch
Chronicle, 23 February 1923, page 1
Engagement. May, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs L. Stuppel of Pontycymmer
and Porthcawl to Harry, only son of Mr & Mrs S. Schneider, 112 and 112a, Exmouth
St, Stepney. [No marriage found]
Chronicle, 7 March 1924, page 28
At meeting of Congregation, Mr I. Grennan elected President. All communications
respecting the congregation should be addressed to Mr J. Mindling, 9 Edward
Mr Maurice Harris of Newport has been appointed by the Jewish War Memorial as
Teacher at the Hebrew Classes
Chronicle, 21 March 1924, page 27
In our issue of 7th Mr M. Harris was mentioned as having been appointed Teacher
at Bridgend Hebrew Classes. This was in error. Mr J. Mindling is the recognised
Teacher and has been for two years.
Gazette, 3 April 1925, page 1,925
Solomon Tenebaum, Russia, General Dealer, 16 Talbot Street, Maesteg. 20 March
Chronicle, 28 August 1925, page 26
General meeting of Congregation. Elected, S. Tennebaum, President; H. Rose,
Vice-President. A Sepher Torah has been presented by Mrs Rosa Tennebaum. Mr J.
Mindling is Treasurer and Secretary of the Congregation.
Chronicle, 23 October 1925, page 1
Birth of daughter at Middlesex Hospital to Mr & Mrs L. H. Albert, nee Jeanie
Armstrong of Ogmore Vale.
[Birth. Ruth Albert December 1925 Marylebone 1a 614]
Chronicle, 15 January 1926, page 26
Meeting held in synagogue to inaugurate a Jewish Literary and Social Society. Mr
A. Hyams MA of Newport delivered an address. A provisional committee was
appointed to draw up a lost of fixtures.
‘Mr. Hyams conferred with members of the Congregation on the question of the
control of the Hebrew Classes’.
Chronicle, 3 December 1926, page 34
A successful concert was held under the auspices of the Jewish Social and
Literary Club at the Café Royal. J. Black presided. Artistes were Mrs I. Levi
and the Misses Nesta Jones, Renee Stone, Leah Price and Miss Hylda Stone. Thanks
by Mr I. Levi seconded I. Grennan.
Chronicle, 21 January 1927, page 30
The new Synagogue and Classrooms in Adare Street (formerly the Bridgend Council
Chambers) were consecrated last Sunday in the presence of a large assembly. L.L.
Fine JP of Cardiff declared the Synagogue opened and said that the local Jewish
community had had to contend with many difficulties but the Bridgend Council had
treated them generously in allowing them room for a synagogue and classrooms and
a room for social functions. The service was conducted by Mr A. Hyams of Newport
and Rev M. S. Simmons of Cardiff. Rev H. Jerevitch of Cardiff delivered a
sermon. At the subsequent reception speakers included J. Greimer(?), President,
Levy, Barnett, A.Hauser(?), W. Darrow (?),
H. Rees, H. Levine, and Rev Aaron David Phillips. [Copy obscured]
Chronicle, 28 January 1927, page 1
Engagement. David, 2nd son of Mrs and late Mr J. Hermer, 174 Cathedral
Rd, Cardiff, to Rebecca, eldest daughter of M & Mrs J. Price, Merthyrmawr Rd,
[Marriage. David Hermer [sic] June 1927 Cardiff 11a 967/Rebecca Price]
Chronicle, 18 February 1927, page 2.
Death: 9 February at 88a Cannon St, Aberdare, Sidney Shepherd, youngest
son of late Mr & Mrs A. Shepherd, Cardiff, aged 32. Inter alia, sister Mrs
Black, and brother-in-law J. Black, Bridgend.
Chronicle, 15 April 1927, page 12
Rev I. Isaacs, son of Rev M. Isaacs of Hanley, has received a unanimous call to
become Minister of the Bridgend Hebrew Congregation. He has accepted and has
already taken up his duties.
Chronicle, 24 June 1927, page 8
Dr S. Lionel Freedman, son of Mr & Mrs Isaac Freedman, 107 Oxford Street,
Pontycymmer, and Gladys, daughter of Mr & Mrs Leopold Elman, 156 Amhurst Rd, E8.
[No marriage found]
Chronicle, 1 July 1927, page 16
An illuminated address has been presented to Mr I. Grennan by the Bridgend
Hebrew Congregation in appreciation of his services over 15 years.
Chronicle, 2 September 1927, page 14
On Saturday at the Bridgend Police Court Mr Emmanuel Shinwell who was Minister
of Mines in the Socialist Government was find £1 for causing an obstruction on
the public highway. He was addressing a crowd and a policeman asked him if he
had permission. Shinwell told him he was not causing an obstruction and in his
defence he said that no proceedings would have been taken but for the fact that
this was a Socialist meeting.
Chronicle, 11 May 1928, page 31
Wolverhampton. Rev M. [sic] Isaacs of Bridgend, youngest son of Rev. S. Isaacs,
Hanley, was elected Chazan, Shochet and Teacher to the Wolverhampton
Chronicle, 14 September 1928
Greetings, page xxii.
Mr & Mrs Harris Rose.
Chronicle, 26 October 1928, page 16.
Jewish War Memorial, Central Committee on Jewish Education.
One teacher now instructed the children at the Bridgend and Port Talbot Classes
and one grant was made by the War Memorial for both sets of classes.
Chronicle, 12 April 1929, page 4
Chief Rabbi’s Passover Relief Appeal
S. Tenenbaum, Maesteg £1.1.0
Chronicle, 18 October 1929, page 3
Palestine Emergency Fund. Bridgend £5.3.6.
Chronicle, 8 November 1929, page 19
Jewish War Memorial. Central Committee for Jewish Education.
Herbert M. Adler presented reports of classes he had visited at Brynmawr,
Tredegar, Port Talbot, Bridgend, Pontypridd, Tonypandy, Aberdare, reading, and
Chronicle, 16 May 1930, page 48
Ref to Tema Tenenbaum, Maesteg
[and other mentions, including 2 December 1932, Young Israel, page 44, Port
Talbot. Last 6 January 1933, Young Israel, page 36, Maesteg]
Chronicle, 30 May 1930, page 43
Ref to Nessie Morris, Bridgend.
Chronicle, 5 September 1930, page 2
Death: 21 August of Annie, wife of Joe Price, Jassyville, Merthyrmawr Rd,
Bridgend. [Death. Annie Price September 1930 aged 44 Bridgend 11a 687]
Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1930, page 28
New Year Greetings
Mr & Mrs Harris Rose
Chronicle, 26 September 1930, page 31
Leonard Tenenbaum. Maesteg.
[and other mentions, up to 4 August 1933, Young Israel, page 32]
Chronicle, 12 December 1930, page 44
Sylvia Isaacs, Stamford Hill, would like to hear again from Philip Morris,
Chronicle, 19 December 1930, page 18
Central Committee for Jewish Education.
Grant renewed for Port Talbot and Bridgend (presumably jointly).
Chronicle, 16 January 1931, page 25
Cardiff. Mr & Mrs Harris Erenberg of 108 Claude Rd, celebrated Golden Wedding on
Monday. Both born 1861. 5 daughters, 4 sons, and 19 grandchildren. Lived in
Cardiff for over 22 years, previously in Manchester. [NOTE. In Bridgend in 1911.
Youngest son born Manchester 1904).
Chronicle, 18 February 1931, page 30
Successful Ball under the auspices of the Jewish Social and Literary Society of
which Mr M. Zausmer(?) is President, Mr J. Black is Treasurer and Miss N. Morris
is Hon Sec. Thanks were accorded to the Committee: Mesdames L. Black, M. Levi,
P. and R. Cotsen, M.Rose. G. Block and R. and G. Morris.
Chronicle, 7 August 1931, page 1
Engagement. Nessie, daughter of Mr & Mrs Harry Morris of 57 Park St,
Bridgend, to Maurice, son of Mr & Mrs Harris Poyser, Leeds. [Marriage. Nessie
Morris June 1934 Leeds North 9b 801/Ernest M. Poyser]
Chronicle, 11 September 1931
New Year Greetings Supplement, page xxii
Mr & Mrs H. Rose, Bridgend
Chronicle, 19 February 1932, page 2
Death of Isaac Freedman, 7.2.1932.
Chronicle, 22 April 1932, page 26
Ref to Leonard Tenenbaum, Maesteg
[and further references until 4.8.1933 p.32]
Chronicle, 6 May 1932, page 1
Engagement. Ena, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Meskin, The Haven Porthcawl,
to Louis, eldest son on Mr & Mrs Cotsen, 23 Nolton Rd, Bridgend.
[Marriage. Louis Cotsen September 1932 Cardiff 11a 1099/Anna R. Meskin]
[JC 23 August 1957, page 7. Silver wedding. Mrs & Mrs Louis Cotsen (Ena Meskin)
of 32 Barons Court Rd, Cardiff, at Windsor Place Synagogue, on 21.8.1932]
Chronicle, 28 October 1932, page 12
Obituary of M. Milner. Native of Kovno. Came to UK some 30 years ago.
After a few years in Bridgend settled in Port Talbot. [Death. Morris Milner
December 1932 aged 55 Neath 11a 846]
Chronicle, 25 November 1932, page 1
Engagement. Gertie, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs L. Bloch, 30 St
Mary-street, Bridgend, to Sam, youngest son of the late Mr & Mrs Clompus, 171
High St, Swansea. [Marriage. Samuel Clompus December 1932 Stepney 1c
Chronicle, 7 April 1933, page 22
Jewish Memorial Council. Central Committee for Jewish Education
The teacher of the Port Talbot and Bridgend Classes has had salary reduced. ‘The
Central Committee for Jewish Education made a grant to these Classes on
condition that the teacher received a certain salary. After a discussion it was
decide to communicate with the Classes, stating that if there was any reduction
in the future there would be no prospect of the Committee giving a grant’
Chronicle, 14 July 1933, page 22
Central Committee for Jewish Education
Sums allocated to Classes in various towns including Bridgend.
Chronicle, 4 July 1934, page 1
Birth on 29 June at the Nursing Home, Locks Common, Porthcawl, to Mr & Mrs
Maurice Freeman (Minnie Rose), Brynteg-avenue, Bridgend. [Birth. Michael
A. Freeman September 1934 Bridgend 11a 1154. Mother Rose]
Chronicle, 10 August 1934, page 10
Ref to Michael Asher Freeman
Chronicle, 8 March 1935, page 47
Visit of Professor Selig Brodetsky to Swansea’s Rabbi Akiba Beacon of the Order
of Ancient Maccabeans. Reception include communal leaders of inter alia
Chronicle, 26 June 1935, page 37
General Meeting of Hebrew Congregation of Swansea. Edward Levi elected
Life-President in place of his brother, the late I. R. Levi. ‘Representatives of
the affiliated congregations at Llanelly, Aberavon and Bridgend associated
themselves with the tribute’.
Chronicle, 28 February 1936, page 56
Re Philip Morris, Bridgend. ‘I hope you will be successful in obtaining some
correspondents, especially as your Jewish circle at Bridgend is so limited’.
Chronicle, 23 April 1937, page 44
Cardiff. Mrs Sydney Shibko arranged a meeting of ladies of Porthcawl, Ogmore
Vale and Bridgend, at Porthcawl. The Governor of Cardiff Prison and the
Secretary of the Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society addressed the meeting to
discuss ways and means of helping discharged prisoners.
Chronicle, 3 September 1937
New Year Greetings Supplement, page xxv
Mrs H. Rose, son and daughters
Chronicle, 22 October 1937, page 39
The following are the officials of the Hebrew Congregation. P. Harris,
President; H. Morris, Treasurer; S. Kay, 137 Park Street, Hon Sec and Treasurer,
and Secretary of the JNF Commission.
Chronicle, 23 September 1938
Greetings Supplement, page xxiv
Mrs H. Rose, son and daughters.
Chronicle, 25 November 1938, page 1
Silver wedding, at Bristol Synagogue, 27.11.1913, Rosie Jacobs of Bristol to Sol
H. Joseph of Maesteg. 65 Penylan Rd, Cardiff
Chronicle, 8 December 1939
Death on 4
December, Nessie, wife of Maurice Poyser, daughter of Mr & Mrs H. Morris, 57
Park Street, Bridgend. [Death. Nessie Poyser December 1939 aged 30 Bridgend 11a
Chronicle, 13 September 1940, page 11
Missing. Driver I. Rose, RASC of Bridgend.
Mrs E. Rose, mother of Dvr Rose, ‘Glenview’, Merthyr Mawr Road, would like to
hear from any comrade who has news of him. Last heard of in France on June 4.
Chronicle, 20 September 1940, page 2
Death. Charles Murray, 11.9.1940, aged 38, husband of Ann. Shiva at Ilford.
Brother-in-law of Mr & Mrs Mark Rose and uncle of Elizabeth
Chronicle, 27 September 1940, page 23
Dvr I. Rose RASC is a Prisoner of War.
Chronicle, 26 June 1942, page 9
Engagement of Cpl David Harry Price, RAF, only son of Mr J. Price and
late Mrs Price of ‘Jassyville’, Merthyr Mawr Rd, Bridgend, to Lena, 5th daughter
of Mr J. Wise and late Mrs Wise of Bolton.
Chronicle, 10 November 1944, page 18
Ref to Margaret W.Poyser
Chronicle, 24 November 1944, page 3
Ref to Maurice Freeman, Bridgend
Gazette, 12 December 1944, page 5,707
Solomon Tenebaum of 11 Talbot St, Maesteg, Draper, a naturalised British subject
intends after the expiration of 21 days from the publication of this notice on
behalf of wife Rose and children Thelma and Leonard to assume name of Tann.
Chronicle, 13 April 1945, page 2
Marriage. On 22.3.1945 in Yorkshire, Cpl (ATS) ) Lilian Rose, younger
daughter of Mr & Mrs Jack Rose, Tottenham, to Sergt John Valmos, RE of Bridgend
[John Valmos, March 1945 Ripon 9a 135/ Lilian S. Rose]
Stuppel born September 1904 Bridgend 11a 894]
Chronicle, 30 March 1945 page 9
Stuppel RAMC, Mentioned in Despatches (posthumous award).
Famous figure among Yugoslav guerrillas after he escaped from the enemy
after having been captured in Italy. Parents live at 14 Picton Avenue,
‘He had the opportunity of being rescued and returned to safety, but he
refused, stating that with the extreme shortage of medical aid among the
partisans in the hills, he felt it his duty to stay on with them in his
capacity as a doctor’.
Chronicle, 13 July 1945, page 11
A daughter, Jacqueline Rosaline, born 4.7.1945 at Penylan Nursing Home, Cardiff,
to Pauline, nee Rubens of Birmingham, wife of Dr Louis Saville of Glasgow and
‘Park View’, Ogmore Vale. [Birth. Jacqueline R. Saville Cardiff 1a 366 Mother
Chronicle, 20 July 1945, page 16
Ref to Wendy Poyser, 57 Park St, Bridgend (Harry Morris’s house)
Chronicle, 19 October 1945, page 13
Ref to M. Freeman, Bridgend
Chronicle, 16 November 1945, page 13
Ref to A. Freedman, Bridgend
Chronicle, 1 February 1946, page 11
Birth of David John on 24.1.1946 at Leeds to Gertrude (nee Morris, Bridgend)
wife of Major Lionel Poyser, Leeds.
Chronicle, 3 May 1946, page 11
Engagement: Joseph Gaba 2nd son of Mr & Mrs Isaac Gaba, Cardiff, to
Thelma (Tema) Tann only daughter of Mr & Mrs Tann, 26 Victoria Park Road,
Cardiff. [Thelma Tann September 1946 Cardiff 8b 555 Joseph Gabba]
Chronicle, 7 January 1947, p. 7
Philip, youngest son of Mr Harry Morris and late Mrs Phoebe Morris of 57 Park
St, Bridgend, to Daphne, niece of Mr & Mrs Victor J. Leigh of Chingford, and
younger daughter of late Mr & Mrs H.A. Kay.
[Philip M. Morris Essex SW 5a 679 Daphne V. Kay]
L. Grennan. Born March 1920 Bridgend 11a 2365]
Chronicle, 18 July 1947, page 7
Engagement: ‘Capt. J. Grennan and Miss J. Druker’. Captain Jeffrey
Grennan MC. Royal Uster Rifles, youngest son of Mr & Mrs I. Grennan of
Grassendale, Liverpool, to Josephine Carmen Fay, eldest daughter of Mrs R.
Glaskie(sic) of Kensington.
Chronicle, 5 December 1947 page 15
Capt. Jeffrey L. Grennan MC has died suddenly from the effects of head
wounds received in the Italian campaign. MC awarded for gallantry in
operations on the Senlo River. Married three months ago to Miss Josephine
Chronicle, 14 May 1948, page 6
Engagement: David Myers MPS, son of Mrs Myers and late H. Myers of
Cardiff, to Betty, youngest daughter of Mr H. Morris and late Mrs P. Morris of
57 Park St, Bridgend.
Chronicle, 24 September 1948, page 2
Death. 11.9.1948. Rose, widow of late Simon Joseph of Bridgend, Address London
E8 [Death Index - not found]
Chronicle, 10 November 1950, page 2
Irving, son of Mr & Mrs H. J. Struel of ‘Mazelville’, Heol-yr-Ynys, Bridgend,
will read portion of law on 1 November at Cathedral Rd, Cardiff.
Chronicle, 24 November 1950, page 14
Porthcawl. A Jewish Youth Society to serve the Porthcawl, Bridgend, and Pyle
Districts, is being organised. Those interested are asked to communicate with
Miss Daphne Schiller,37 The Esplanade, Porthcawl.
14 March 1952,
Article by Harold Soref, ’A Demographic Revolution’.
‘In no other part of Britain has the Jewish population decreased so rapidly as
in Wales. Whole communities have disintegrated. Abertillery, Bangor, Bridgend,
Ebbw Vale, Tonypandy, and Wrexham are among the defunct communities. Merthyr and
Swansea are declining. Cardiff, as is the general rule with the larger cities
throughout Britain, shows an increase’.
Chronicle, 21 March 1952, page 3
In Memoriam. ROSE. Phyllis (Phyl) nee Rose who fell asleep 29 February
[Death. Phyllis Rose March 1948 aged 39 Bridgend 8b 54] [see Jewish Chronicle 6
Chronicle, 18 April 1952, page 2
Death of Annie, widow of Jacob Freeman. Children include Maurice, Bridgend.
Chronicle, 24 October 1952, page 2
Death of Freda, widow of Isaac Freedman, 107 Oxford Street, Pontycymmer.
[December 1952 aged 84 Bridgend 8b 31]
Chronicle, 6 March 1953, page 2
In Memoriam. Phyllis Rose. Husband Mark, daughter Elizabeth. Died
Chronicle, 21 August 1953, page 2
Death of Philip Morris, 23.8.1953, at his home London SW. Husband of Daphne. Son
of H. Morris, Bridgend. 15 Walters Rd, Bridgend.
Chronicle, 26 March 1954, page 6
Engagement of Alan Ralph, only son of late Mr & Mrs J. Rubens of Edgbaston and
of ‘Brynteg’, Ogmore Vale, and Jane Rubenstein, Edgware. [No marriage found. See
Chronicle, 1 October 1954, page 22
International Handicrafts Exhibition, Olympia. One exhibit by Mts Gitta Hibson
of Cardiff who came to UK from Hungary in 1946. She is a director of a timber
firm in Bridgend.
Chronicle, 31 August 1956
Greetings Supplement p. xvii
Mr & Mrs Kay, 15 Walters Rd, Bridgend
Mr H Morris, 15 Walters Rd, Bridgend.
[repeated 20 September 1957; 12 September 1958; 16 September 1960
Chronicle, 26 October 1956, page 7
Engagement: Alan Ralph, only son of late Mr & Mrs J. Rubens of Edgbaston
and of ‘Brynteg’, Ogmore Vale, to Ellen Helge, younger daughter, of Mr & Mrs
Edward Mostyn of Edgbaston.
Chronicle, 26 October 1956, page 8
Engagement: Dr Leonard Tann LRCP MRCS only son of Mr & Mrs S. Tann,
Cardiff, to Fay, only daughter of Mr H. Hyman and late Ms Hyman, Manchester
Chronicle, 13 September 1957, page 7
Daughter (Louise Elizabeth) their 2nd child born 6.9.1957 at the RAF Hospital St
Athans to Daphne, nee Kay, wife of George Isaacs of ‘Little Dene’, Methyr Mawr
16 September 1960, page 2
In Memoriam. Abraham Levene. Daughter Betty, son-in-law Lionel.
Granddaughters Susan aand Bernice. [sc Lionel & Betty Joseph]
Chronicle, 15 June 1962, page 28
Porthcawl. Coffee morning raised £5 for Children and Youth Aliyah Attendance by
women from Bridgend, Ogmore Vale, and Porthcawl who ’in an attempt to maintain
communal attachments, are organising regular fund-raising events in each other’s
houses and giving support to Mrs. Daphne Isaacs, of Bridgend, who conducts
regular Sunday morning classes for the children of the area.
Chronicle, 24 August 1962, page 11
Article by Len Goss, ‘Fewer Jews in Wales’.
‘At Bridgend, most of the families have nominal association with Cardiff’s
synagogues, with a tendency towards Reform because of the difficulty of reaching
services on either Sabbaths or Festivals. Yet the classes which are held each
Sunday morning have the traditional ring about them..
Yet they turn more to Swansea, their children joining in youth activities there.
Chronicle, 1 March 1963, page 2
Death: Harry Morris on 24 February. 15 Walters Road, Bridgend.[Henry
Morris March 1963 aged 83 Bridgend 8b 50]
Chronicle, 26 July 1963, page 35
Attempts to provide religious education for the children of Bridgend, Porthcawl,
and Ogmore Vale district, which broke down some months ago, have now failed
completely with the departure of the acting teacher,
‘Some families are contemplating moving from the area, while others are seeking
education for the children at Swansea or Cardiff. More encouragement was
received from Swansea than from Cardiff United Synagogue and this has led to an
interest in the possibility for Cardiff Reform Synagogue providing assistance’.
Chronicle, 4 March 1966, page 32
The JC Table Tennis Tournament (for youth). Reference to J. Freedman, Bridgend.
Chronicle, 1 March 1969, page 10
Marriage. David Adleman, only son of Manny & Doris Adleman of Leeds, and
Susan, elder daugher of Lionel and Betty Joseph of Oaklands Rd, Bridgend. [David
S. Adleman March 1969 St Marylebone 5d 1635/ Susan Joseph ]
Chronicle, 20 June 1969, page 4
Mrs Glas and Vivien, 102 Merthyrmawr Rd, Bridgend, wish to thank Rabbi and Mrs
Graf for their many kindnesses received in the bereavement of husband and
father. [Death. Eugene Glas June 1959 Bridgend 8b 389] [Born 13.6.1898]
Chronicle, 26 November 1971, page 31
Death: Hilda, youngest daughter of late Harris and Esther Rose of
Bridgend. 16.11.1971. [Hilda Rose December 1971 Cardiff 8b 1214. Born
Chronicle, 21 September 1973, page 72
New Year Section
Faye and Freddie Freeman, 19 Meadow Close, Coychurch, Bridgend.
Chronicle, 30 November 1973, page 29
Death of Israel Rose. 22.11.1973. Porthcawl.
[Death. Israel Rose December 1973 Mid Glamorgan 8b 366. Born 31.10.1903.
Chronicle, 30 September 1977, page 16
Ref to Mrs G. Gold, Bridgend
Chronicle, 31 July 1978, page 18
Ref to Mr & Mrs J. Emanuel, Bridgend
Chronicle, 10 October 1980, page 25
Ref to Sam and Dorothy Kershberg, Bridgend
Chronicle, 12 September 1986, page 3
Ref to Alfred and Vera Foster of Paris, formerly of Bridgend.
Chronicle, 13 January 1989, page 25
Sophie Levi nee Rose , Bridgend, died 6.1.1989. Missed by sister Minnie.
[Death. Sophie Levi January 1989 aged 89 S. Glamorgan 28 1392. Born 26.3.1902]
Chronicle, 13 August 1993, page 11
Obituary of George Isaacs, died aged 82. Well known cinema operator in South
Wales. Born Senghenydd. Became director of Bridgend Cinemas. Lived in Bridgend.
Member of Cardiff Reform Synagogue. Retired in 1980. [Death. George Rufus Isaacs
July 1993 aged 82 Bournemouth 4271A 278. Born 10.1.911]
Chronicle, 27 January 1995, page 30
Minnie Reuben formerly Freeman (nee Rose of Bridgend). 21.1.1995. Of Bridgend,
Bournemouth. [Minnie Reuben January 1995 aged 89 Bournemouth 4271B 104. Born
Chronicle, 26 May 2000, page 51
Louis Waterman of Bridgend died 9 May. Formerly of Stamford Hill and Santa
Monica USA. [Louis Waterman May 2000 aged 89 Bridgend 8611A 62. Born 26.5.1911]
Chronicle, 14 July 2000 n.p.
Ref to Maurice Saunders born Samuels. Was secretary of the Bridgend Jewish
community. Lost touch with his family when he married non-Jewish woman in 1940s.
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