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Cardiff United Synagogue

Cardiff, Wales

 

 

 

 
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A Photograph (taken in 2015) of the former Synagogue in Cathedral Road
(now Cardiff Temple Court serviced offices)

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Congregation Data

Name

Cardiff United Synagogue

Address:

Cyncoed Gardens, Cyncoed Road, Penylan, Cardiff CF23 5SL (from 2003)

Formation:

Established in 1942,(i) by the Cardiff Hebrew Congregation and the Cardiff New Hebrew Congregation, who joined together to form a single united synagogal organisation, but with congregations initially at two different locations (until 1988).

Former Addresses:

1955 to 2003 - Brandreth Road, Penylan Ty Gwyn Road, Cardiff CF23 5LB (synagogue consecrated 9 January 1955)

Until 30 December 1988(ii) - Cathedral Road, Cardiff (this had been the synagogue of the Cardiff Hebrew Congregation since 1897)

Until 1955 - Windsor Place, Cardiff (this had been the synagogue of the Cardiff New Hebrew Congregation since 1918)

Current Status:

Active

Affiliation:

A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Website:

http://www.cardiffshul.org

Ministers (not complete list):

Cathedral Road Synagogue

Rev. Harris Jerevitch - 1908 to 1953.(iii)

Membership Data

General

1946 - 400 members at Cathedral Road Synagogue and 300 members at Windsor Place Synagogue(iv)

1999 - 230 (as reported by Board of Deputies)

National Reports and Surveys(v)

2010 - listed as having 100 to 199 members (by household)

2016 - listed as having 100 to 199 members (by household)

Cemetery
Information:

The Orthodox Community has two Jewish cemeteries - the Old Jewish Cemetery in Heathfield Road, Roath Park and the New Jewish Cemetery in Ely.

For details, see Cardiff Cemetery Information, which includes alinks to the JCR-UK Hosted Databases of both the Highfield Road Cemetery and the Ely Cemetery.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Cardiff Jewish Community records and papers, p.10 (listing of material deposited with the Glamorgan Records Office relating to the Community - Reference Code GB 0214 DJR - The National Archives).

  • (ii) Cardiff Jewish Community records and papers deposited with Glamorgan Records Office (see note (i) above) p.15.

  • (iii) Cardiff Jewish Community records and papers deposited with Glamorgan Records Office (see note (i) above) pp.1, 26. Rev Jarevitch was born in Russia.

  • (iv) The Jewish Year Book 1947.

  • (v) Reports on "Synagogue Membership in the United Kingdom in 2010" and "...in 2016", published by BOD and JPR. Link to reports.

 

 Congregational & Marriage Records

Registration District (BDM):

Synagogue Archives:

The synagogue's archives are deposited with the Archivist, and are located at Mid Glamorgan County Hall, Museum Avenue, Central Cardiff.  Contact: Alan Liss, Community Historian. c/o Cardiff United Synagogue, Cyncoed Gardens.


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Page created: 1 May 2003
Latest revision or update: 24 September 2020


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