Cardiff United Synagogue

Cardiff, Wales




Page created: 1 May 2003
Latest revision or update: 7 April 2016

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

Congregation Data


Cardiff United Synagogue

Current Address:

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


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 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:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


Cathedral Road Synagogue

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


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Marriage Certification:

Group: BOD (Board of Deputies);
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes;
Worship Number: 64822;
Registration District: Cardiff



Congregation Numbers:

1946 - 400 members at Cathedral Road Synagogue and 300 members at Windsor Place Synagogue (The Jewish Year Book 1947)

1999 - 230 (as reported by Board of Deputies)


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.

Cemetery Information:

The Orthodox Community has two Jewish cemeteries - the Old Jewish Cemetery and the New Jewish Cemetery (for details, see Cardiff Cemetery Information)

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.

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