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Press Reports relating to the Llanelli Jewish Community
1960 - 2009
Information within square brackets is from the compiler
(Note: The spelling of "Llanelly" and "Llanelli"
are reproduced here as in the original source. The changeover from
Llanelly to Llanelli took place in the 1960s. The Jewish Chronicle
began the "Llanelli" spelling in 1966 but continued a number of
extracts with the "Llanelly" spelling after that date.)
Chronicle, 15 January 1960 page 6
Rev David Josovic, Reader at the Nelson Street Sphardish Synagogue
since 1956, now appointed Reader of the Montague Road Beth Hamedrash, London, E8. Born
in Czechoslovakia, came to England 1937. Previously held positions at Hampstead
Adath Yisroel Synagogue, at Llanelly and Plymouth.
Chronicle, 15 April 1960 page 7
Engagement. Warner Bakerman, elder son of Mr and Mrs Israel Bakerman, Liverpool,
to Freda, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Hyman Landy, ‘Hym-Lea’, Gower
[Marriage. Freda Landy September 1960 Liverpool 10d 1345//Warner Bakerman]
Chronicle, 14 October 1960 page 7
Bar Mitzvah. Stephen Simon, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Ennis Landy of Craighouse,
New Road, Llanelly, will read Sidra, Maftir and Haftarah at Llanelly
on 22 October.
[Birth. Stephen S. Landy December 1947 Llanelly 8a 377. Mother Schwarts(sic)]
Chronicle, 17 February 1961 page 3
In memory of Florence Rubenstein died 2 March 1960. Mother of Boobs.
daughters, son-in-law, grandchildren. 21 Dorchester Road, Cardiff, of Llanelly.
[Husband is Morris M. Rubenstein]
Chronicle, 17 March 1961 page 3
In memoriam. Bessie Landy died 16 March 1950. Missed by husband,
Felstead, 74 New Road, Llanelly.
[Death. Bessie Landy March 1950 aged 67 Hendon 5e 550. Wife of Isaac Landy]
Chronicle, 2 June 1961 page 3
Memorial stone for Joseph Saper, late of Ilford and Llanelly, will be
Edmonton Cemetery on 11 June.
[Death. Joseph Saper June 1960 aged 72 Hackney 5c 622]
[Child born in Llanelly 1923]
Chronicle, 4 August 1961 page 29
Baal Musaf required for High Festivals. Apply H. Cass. 7 Cowell
Chronicle, 10 November 1961 page 15
Swansea Junior Club is to be revived. Sunday afternoon meetings.
Children aged 9-15
from Swansea, Port Talbot, Llanelly and Porthcawl will be welcomed.
Chronicle, 27 April 1962 page 21
Young Israel. Reference to Wendy S. Cohen, Llanelly.
Chronicle, 17 August 1962 page 26
Obituary of Samuel Landy died aged 85. For several years warden of
One of his sons is Rabbi M. Landy of Cricklewood.
Chronicle, 19 October 1962 page 31
Obituary of Henry Pollard. In his 85th year. Came to Highgate from
Llanelly in 1921. Settled in
South Wales 62 years ago and was Warden and Trustee at Llanelly.
[Hiser Policovsky. See 29 August 1924 page 6550 above]
Chronicle, 10 May 1963 page 10
Bar Mitzvah. Brian Phillip, second son of Mr and Mrs Ennis Landy of
Craighouse, 56 New Road,
Llanelly, will read Maftir and Haftarah on 11 May at Llanelly synagogue
[Birth. Brian P. Landy June 1950 Carmarthen 8a 271. Mother Schwarz]
Chronicle, 17 May 1963 page 2
Forest in Israel to be named after Harry Landy, vice-chairman and
former chairman of the
Mizrachi Organisation of Great Britain. Local efforts will be
organized by Bernard Howard.
Chronicle, 24 May 1963 page 23
D. Cohen, Llanelly, celebrating his son’s (A.M.C.) birthday.
Chronicle, 31 May 1963 page 10
Bar Mitzvah. Paul Barrie, only son of Mr and Mrs Hyman Landy, 146 Felinfoel Road,
Llanelly, will read Sidra, Maftir and Haftarah in the Llanelly
synagogue on 1 June.
[Birth. Paul B. Landy June 1950 Llanelly 8a 368. Mother Rubenstein]
Chronicle, 7 June 1963 page 11
Hyman Landy, President of Llanelly Hebrew Congregation, speaking at
the Bar Mitzvah
of the son of a cousin also named Hyman Landy, said ‘We are the
Gateshead of Wales’.
Monty Landy, Hon Sec of Magen David Adom, brother of the host, spoke
of the rabbis and
ministers from Llanelly. Chief Rabbi of Ireland, Isaac Cohen; Rabbi
Myer Berman, Wembley;
Rabbi H. Solomon, London; Rabbi M. Landy, Wembley, (brother of the
President); Rev Harry Berman
(now in business but at the head of Llanelly’s spiritual affairs); Rev Abel Berman; the late Rev H. D. Ritvo, Luton;
the late Rev Morris Bloom, Hove; Rev Hyman Davies,
Scotland; Rev Isaac Paster,
Manchester; Rev Meyer Fine, Cardiff; Rev Barney Bloom, Board of
Shechitah; Chairman of the
Midlands Division of the National Coal Board, W. L. Miron; Dr E. S. Conway, head of the Jews’ Free School;
and his own brother, Harry Landy, Mizrachi leader.
The Llanelly community now numbers only 14 families with no
stipendiary official, but
has a regular minyan.
Chronicle, 7 June 1963 page 33
Michael Howard of Llanelly has been awarded an Inner Temple
scholarship worth about £1,300
to read for the bar. He has just finished at Peterhouse, Cambridge,
and is a past President
of the Cambridge Union.
Chronicle, 11 October 1963 page 24
‘Scattered communities of Wales’
‘The bond between Llanelly and Swansea is growing stronger’.
‘Llanelly’s community revolves around Mr. Harry Berman, a former minister and
brother of Rabbi M. Berman of Wembley, for its religious life, although the
community is unquestionably deeply religious as compared with most of Wales’.
Chronicle, 13 September 1963 page 58
New Year Greetings
Mr and Mrs E. Levi, 15 Courtenay Road, Llanelly.
Chronicle, 13 December 1963 page 27
Profile of Meyer Fine, 43 years old, born Llanelly, In World War II
served in Welsh Guards
in France Belgium and Holland then Intelligence Corps. Post-war served
in Swansea then minister to Merthyr, then to Cardiff.
[Birth. Meyer Fine December 1919 Llandilofawr 11a 2669. Mother Franks]
[See below 25 October 1996 page 21]
Chronicle, 3 January 1964 page 22
Everyone of the 50 members of the Llanelly Jewish community
contributed to the £35 raised for
Jewish Child’s Day.
Chronicle, 10 June 1964 page 22
Profile of Rex Hyams, aged 80 tomorrow. Service to Jewish education ‘especially
in some of the outposts of Jewry in the Welsh valleys from Llanelly to
Chronicle, 14 February 1964 page 27
Entire proceeds of £26 from a performance of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ by the
Llanelly Festival Players – a non-Jewish group – has been given to WIZO.
Chronicle, 6 March 1964 page 31
The amount raised for WIZO by the Llanelly Festival Players was £76.
Chronicle, 4 September 1964 page 73
Swansea JPA raises £2000 at inaugural dinner. Members of Llanelly
raised £100 on the spot an promised to make their own collection in future.
[See below 24.6.1965 p. 34]
Chronicle, 1 January 1965 page 20
Two members of the Llanelly Hebrew congregation – Mrs H. Howard and
Mrs H. Landy –
collected £37 for Jewish Child’s Day.
Chronicle, 29 January 1965 page 20
Mrs Sally Green of Llanelly was hostess to 120 Old Age Pensioners from
who visited Swansea synagogue.
Chronicle, 12 March 1965 page 27
Jewish youth club members from Bristol, Cardiff and Llanelly helped
make the Swansea
Jewish Youth Club’s annual dance and cabaret the most successful for some years.
Chronicle, 18 June 1965 page 10
Silver wedding. Bernard and Hilda Howard (nee Kurshion) of 2 Tyrfran
Avenue, Llanelly. At Llanelly
25 June 1940
[Marriage. Bernard Hecht June 1940 Llanelly 11a 2987//Hilda Kershion(sic)]
Chronicle, 24 June 1965 page 34
Swansea inaugural reception for JPA raised £2000 but since then almost
[See above, 4 .9.1964 p. 73]
Chronicle, 4 February 1966 page 20
More than 80 members of the Swansea and Llanelly communities attended
a cocktail party at home of
Mr and Mrs Bernard Howard and then went on to a dinner at home of Mr and Mrs Hyman Landy,
Gower Villa. More than £25 went to Jewish Child’s Day and the
Jerusalem Baby Home.
Chronicle, 5 August 1966 page 36
A group of Chasidim from Stamford Hill aim to move to Llanelli and set
up a yeshiva, Intend to take over the 57-year
old synagogue which is now rarely used.
Chronicle, 26 August 1966 page 14
‘Declining South Wales communities’
The synagogue at Llanelli manages occasional services.
Chronicle, 2 September 1966 page 15
Unlikely that the Chasidim will establish a yeshiva in Llanelli. Last
week members of the Llanelli Hebrew congregation
decided it was not peactical. They said that during the last month
there had been daily services and they intended
to reinstate the Friday evening services. There will be the normal
High Festival sevices at Llanelli. An officiant has been engaged
who will as usual be assisted by members of the community.
Chronicle, 9 September 1966 page 83
Obituary of Isaac Landy. ‘benevolent but dynamic lay leadership’ who
secured a united synagogue and ensured
a religious education.
[Death. Isaac Landy September 1966 aged 82 Hendon 5c 152]
Chronicle, 11 August 1967 page 21
Recent will. Mr Bernard Howard, late President of Llanelli Hebrew
Congregation, who died in July 1966,
left £26,361, net £13,943, duties £720.
[Death. Bernard Howard September 1966 aged 49 Llanelly 8a 290]
Chronicle, 16 September 1967 page 25
Six Days’War. A sum of £20,000 has been raised by the communities of
Swansea, Port Talbot and Llanelli
where there are less than 100 families.
Chronicle, 5 July 1968 page 17
Llanelli is among a number of provincial communities where Hebrew
Classes have disappeared or dwindled
to one or two pupils.
Chronicle, 19 July 1968 page 34
Obituary of Henry Wyman. Died aged 87. Oldest, active member of the
Swansea community. Spent the last 50 years in South Wales, first at Penrhiwceiber, then Llanelli, then
Swansea. Dairy farmer then interests in
building and property development. President of Swansea and Llanelli
JPA for many years.
Chronicle, 11 April 1969 page 10
Engagement. Elliot Berman BDS, younger son of Mrs Jane Berman of
Prestwich and the late Mr J. L. Berrman
of Llanelli and Kathryn, daughter of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Baker of Manchester.
[No marriage found]
Chronicle, 15 August 1969 page 9
Wilfrid L. Miron, Midlands Regional Chairman of the National Coal
Board, is about to take on an additional
appointment as chairman of the South Wales division. Then he will be
responsible for seven areas containing
100 pits. He was born in Llanelli, practised as a solicitor in
Worcester and Nottingham before becoming
solicitor to Shipley Collieries Ltd. During WWII served in the Sherwod
Foresters becoming Lt Col. MBE 1944, OBE 1945, recently CBE.
Territorial Decoration. Member of Nottingham Progressive Synagogue and
Chronicle, 16 January 1970 page 19
The small Jewish community of Llanelli donated £400 to Jewish Child’s Day.
Chronicle, 24 April 1970 page 10
Engagement. Brian Curwen, BA (Oxon), eldest son of Dr S. Curwen CBE
and Mrs Curwen,
Bristol, and Pamela Howard BA, only daughter of the late Mr B. Howard
and Mrs Howard
of 2 Tyrfran Avenue, Llanelli.
[Marriage. Pamela Howard December 1970 St Marylebone 5d 1757//Brian M. A. Curwen]
Chronicle, 5 June 1970 page 10
Silver Wedding. Hyman Landy and Renee Abelson, 146 Felinfoel Road,
Llanelli, at Higher Broughton
Synagogue, Salford, on 6 June 1945.
Chronicle, 10 July 1970 page 20
Obituary of Goodall Levy died Leeds. Before this was at Swansea for
many years. He was a Trustee for 20 years and he held the other principal offices as he had done in
Llanelli where he previously lived.
[Note. Marriage. Goodall Levy June 1923 Swansea 11a 2045//Selina
Rubenstein (daughter of
Harries Rubenstein of Llanelli].
Chronicle, 6 November 1970 page 9
Sidney I. Simon, London barrister. From Llanelli. Inspector of Taxes,
moved to Birmingham, editor
of Birmingham Jewish Recorder and held other Jewish offices.
Chronicle, 20 August 1971 page 26
Death of Sarah Rabinowitz. Obituary. Married Reuben Rabinowitz in
1924. After 6 years in Llanelly
moved to Birmingham.
Chronicle, 22 October 1971 page 19
Engagement. Stephen Simon, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Hyman Landy of
Craighouse, New Road,
Llanelli, grandson of Mrs S. Schwarz, and Suzanne, only daughter of Mrs Marie Benson of London N12.
[Marriage. Stephen S. Landy September 1972 Hendon 5c 846//Suzanne Benson]
Chronicle, 14 January 1972 page 19
The tiny Jewish community of Llanelli went to town last week for the
Bar Mitzvah of
Neville Cass, whose father Mr H. Cass, is Secretary of the synagogue.
21 people were
called up to the Law, including 7 Cohanim who read from a Torah which had been
presented by the boy’s grandparents, Mr and Mrs A. Palto, over 50 years ago.
Neville was the 4th generation of his family to celebrate his bar
mitzvah in Llanelli.
Rabbi M. Landy preached the sermon and the service was led by Rev Joseph Freedman,
emeritus minister of Swansea and Mr Fred Hirsch of Epsom who has conducted High
Holyday services at Llanelli for the past 10 years.
[Birth. Neville M. Cass March 1959 Llanelly 8a 322. Mother Rubenstein]
Chronicle, 24 March 1972 page 38
Death of George Abelson, Manchester. Mourned by, inter ali, Renee and
Hyman Landy, Llanelli.
Samuel Palto. Died 4 March 1973. Of 93 Station Road, Llanelli. Probate
12 February 1974 Effects £3,787.
Chronicle, 1 June 1973 page 18
Harry Cass, Secretary/Treasurer of Llanelli Hebrew Congregation – ‘now largely
merged with the Swansea Hebrew Congregation’ – has been appointed JP for
Carmarthenshire. Aged 45 and is co-chairman of Swansea and Llanelli JPA.
Fourth son of Mr and Mrs Saul Cass of Hendon.
Chronicle, 1 June 1973 page 18
Almost £8,000 raised at the inaugural meeting of the Swansea and
Llanelli JPA 1972 campaign
held at the synagogue hall, Swansea.
Chronicle, 21 September 1973 page 73
New Year Greetings
Mr and Mrs E. Levi 15 Courtenay Road, Llanelli.
Mr and Mrs Rosemont and daughter 25 Roland Avenue, Llanelli.
Chronicle, 13 September 1974 page 63
New Year Greetings
Israel Glynne of Coach House. Aelybryn, Llanelli
Mr and Mrs Rosemont and daughter, 26 Roland Avenue, Llanelli
Chronicle, 13 December 1974 page 19
‘New Life Peer’
Sir Arnold Silverstone, joint treasurer of the Conservative Party.
Brother of Sir Joseph Stone,
doctor of Harold Wilson. Sir Arnold knighted in 1964 for political
services to Conservative
Party. A barrister and company director.
Born Llanelli and many years in Birmingham where Silverstone family
was connected with
Jewish and general communal work.
Sister Freda Silver, wife of George Silver, president of the Oxford
Brother-in-law of Lord Bernstein, a fervent socialist.
Chronicle, 8 September 1975 page 49
New Year Greetings
Mrs Sarah Green, 3 Queen Victoria Road, Llanelli.
Chronicle, 14 November 1975 page 35
Death. On November 8, Eli Levi. Husband of Sophie, of 15 Courtenay
[Death. Eli Levi S Glamorgan 28 1911 December 1975. Born 6 April 1901.]
Chronicle, 28 November 1975 page 29
Llanelli a ‘fine building maintained by the proud remnants of a once
proud, lively and scholarly
Synagogue – “the Gateshead of South Wales” as the sole local survivor
of the Landy family
called it. (It was also quarrelsome and, like Brynmawr, boasted an
“opposition” shul for a time’.
Chronicle, 31 March 1976 page 18
Engagement. Robin Ian, elder son of Mr and Mrs Harold Cantor of
Southport, to Barbara, twin daughter of Mr and Mrs Hyman
Landy of Liverpool, formerly of Llanelly.
[Marriage. Barbara Landy September 1978 Liverpool 3b 1004//Robin I. Cantor]
Chronicle, 14 May 1976 page 14
Engagement. Brian Phillip, son of Anita and Ennis Landy, of Craig
House, New Road, Llanelli, and grandson of Mrs S. Schwarz, and Paula
Ruth, daughter of Sadie and the late Harry Leibu of Edgware,
granddaughter of Mrs R. Harris.
[No marriage found]
Chronicle, 24 September 1976 page 50
New Year Greetings
Israel Glynne, Coach House, Aelybryn, Llanelli.
Mr and Mrs Rosemont and daughter, 26 Roland Avenue, Llanelli.
Chronicle, 21 January 1977 page 26
Death on 13 January in Llanelli Hospital of Councillor Labor Dennis.
[Labor Dennis. January 1977. Llanelli 24 2302. Born 5 December 1902.]
Chronicle, 15 April 1977 page 16
Daughter, Elizabeth Davina, born on 7 April 1977 to Pamela nee Howard
and Brian Curwen,
a sister for Joanna Lucy, another grandchild for Hilda Howard of
Stanmore and the late
Bernard Howard of Llanelli. Another grandchild for Dr and Mrs Sydney
Curwen of Bristol.
[Birth. Elizabeth Davina Curwen June 1977 St Pancras 14 1931]
Chronicle, 15 July 1977 page 34
A small Jewish community in Wales requires a man capable of conducting
the whole Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Excellent remuneration. Apply H. Cass, 7 Cowell Street, Llanelli.
Chronicle, 29 July 1977 page 20
Lord Ashdown, joint Treasurer of the Conservative Party since 1974,
died aged 65. Born Llanelli.
[Death. Arnold Ashdown. September 1977 Uckfield 18 1171. Born 28 September 1911]
Chronicle, 9 September 1977 page 50
New Year Greetings.
Israel Glynne, Coach House, Aelybryn, Llanelli
Chronicle, 27 January 1978 page 14
Obituary of Rev Harry Berman, died last week in Bournemouth. For many years
minister of the Llanelli congregation. He was brought up in Llanelli and after
serving as minister at New Tredegar and Stockton returned to Llanelli to run the
family business. When community became too small to afford a minister he
stepped in the breach and took over those duties including teaching the
children and supervising kashrut.
[Death. Harry Berman March 1978 Bournemouth 23 13. Born 18 May 1904]
Chronicle, 24 November 1978 page 18
The Llanelli synagogue was built in the Welsh chapel style of the 19th century.
Chronicle, 16 February 1979 page 20
The marriage was solemnized on 11 February at the North London Progressive
Synagogue between Dr Paul B. Landy MB BS LRCP MRCS, son of Mr and Mrs
Hyman Landy, 146 Felinfoel Road, Llanelli, and Jacqueline De Vaan, daughter
of Mr J. De Vaan and the late Mrs J. De Vaan of Holland.
[Marriage. Paul B. Landy March 1979 S Newington 15 242//Jacqueline de-Vaan]
Chronicle, 28 September 1979 page 6
New Year Greetings
Mr and Mrs K. E. Rosemont and Lesley, 26 Roland Avenue, Llanelli.
Chronicle, 21 March 1980 page 33
Death. Ralph Silverstone aged 77. Born Llanelli, moved with family to
Birmingham in early 1930s.
[Ralph Silverstone March 1980 Camden 14 2081. Born March 1902]
Chronicle, 16 May 1980 page 27
Death of Sarah (Sally) Green, widow of Meyer Green, formerly of
Llanelli, died 7 May 1980
in Cardiff. Mourned inter alia by brother and sister-in-law Sol and
[No death record found]
Chronicle, 23 May 1980 page 14
Obituary of Sally Green, died in her 88th year. Was chairman of the
Llanelli Benevolent Society.
Chronicle, 18 July 1980 page 15
Obituary of Anita Landy. Went to live in Llanelli on her marriage just
over 35 years ago. Involved in
chevra kadisha and synagogue guild then chair of Swansea WIZO.
[Death. Anita Landy September 1980 Swansea 27 2373. Born 2 July 1921]
Chronicle, 15 May 1981 page 15
Obituary of Rabbi Moses Feldman. Died in California aged 86. Served
congregations in England and
Wales (Llanelli) before emigrating to California in 1920.
Chronicle, 31 July 1981 page 5
Pen Portrait of Freda Silver, born Llanelli. Member of Silverstone
family. Very active in Oxford Jewish
community including being the first woman President of the congregation.
Chronicle, 6 November 1981 page 18
Birth. Son Gavin Paul, to Ronnie Ellis (Elishahof) and Dawn nee
Glynne. 3rd great grandchild for
I. Glynne of Llanelli.
[Birth. Paul Ellis December 1981 Camden 14 1939. Mother Glynne]
Chronicle, 12 March 1982, page 32 [corrected date]
Sifrei Torah were presented by the Llanelli Hebrew Congregation to the
Jewish Congregation on permanent loan. There are only a few Jewish
families in Llanelli so no
longer able to hold services in the synagogue. The Llanelli honorary
officers - Harry Cass, Ennis
Landy and Hyman Landy – had family connection with Berry Landy of
Cambridge, a trustee and
Chronicle, 25 June 1982 page 19
Death of Myra Lucas, nee Silverstone, of Llanelli, Birmingham and
London. Died 13 June.
[Death. Myra Lucas June 1982 Camden 14 1612. Born c 1908]
Chronicle, 15 April 1983 page 22
Birth. Craig Mathew born 4 April to Dawn nee Glynne and Ronnie Ellis
Great grandchild for I. Glynne Llanelli.
[Craig Mathew Ellis June 1983 Camden 14 1952. Mother Glynne]
Chronicle, 14 October 1983 page 12
Engagement. Rachel, daughter of Barbara and Michael I. Glynne of
Llanelli, grand daughter
of Mr I. Glynne to Michael, son of Yetta and Gerald Goran of Glasgow.
[Marriage. Rachel Glynne August 1984 Swansea 27 1388//Michael Goran]
Chronicle, 29 June 1984 n. p.
Advert for Miele, Landy’s TV and Radio Co., 34 Stepney Street, Llanelli.
Chronicle, 30 November 1984 page 26
Death of Minnie Barnett on 23 November. Husband late Woolf. Sons Cyril
87 years old. Lived in Llanelli, Willesden and Edgware.
[Death. Minnie Barnett November 1894 Hendon 13 684. Born 16 June 1897]
[Marriage. Woolf Barnett December 1919 Mile End 1c 845//Minnie Neikin]
Chronicle, 7 December 1984 page 10
Pen Portrait of Rev Meyer Fine. Minister of Leicester congregation.
In WWII served in Welsh Guards in France, Belgium and Holland, then
transferred to Intellligence. Has been shochet and mohel at Swansea,
Merthyr, and Cardiff.
Chronicle, 8 March 1985 page 10
Rev Hymie Davies has retired after 37 years service to the Hull
Western synagogue as chazzan
and minister. Age 71 born Llanelli. Has been in Birmingham, 12 years
in Ayr, then Hull.
Chronicle, 10 May 1985 page 19
Obituary of Rabbi Myer Berman, died in London aged 76. Retired in
1974 after 40 years
at Wembley. Born London, received Jewish education at Llanelli.
Chaplain in WWII and
received MBE for ‘gallant and distinguiahed services’.
[Death.Myer Berman May 1985 Harrow 12 1643. Born 2 January 1909]
Myer Berman of 11 Marsh Hall, Talisman Way, Forty Avenue, Wembley.
Died 7 May 1985.
Chronicle, 14 June 1985 page 12
Puppets in Jerusalem Little theatre run by Yehudit Kesset, originally
Chronicle, 1 November 1985 page 20
Golden Wedding. Hyman and Leah Landy nee Rosenblatt, late of Llanelli,
at Hope Place Synagogue, Liverpool, on 3 November 1935,
Chronicle, 6 September 1985 page 1
Michael Howard appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of
Trade and Industry. His mother is cousin of Rabbi Maurice Landy and Mr
Harry Landy. Howard
and his wife belong to the St John’s Wood Liberal Synagogue.
Chronicle, 23 May 1986 page 12
Obituary of Hyman Landy. Moved to Liverpool some years ago after 40 years of happily
married life in Llanelli.
[Death. Hyman Moses Landy May 1986 Liverpool 36 893. Born 5 January 1908]
Chronicle, 25 July 1986 page 8
Obituary of Lord Stone died aged 83. Born Llanelli, ‘a Jew, Welshman,
Socialist’. Knighted 1970.
Peerage 1976. Born Silverstone. Educated Llanelli County Intermediate
[Death. Joseph Ellis Stone July 1986 aged 83 Camden 14 1564. Born 27 May 1903.
Chronicle, 30 October 1987 page 35
Death of Mark Cohen, Cardiff Sons Anthony and Brian, Daughter Debbie.
Grandson Ben (Llanelli).
Chronicle, 10 February 1989 page 14
Obituary of Rev Harry Llandy, died aged 70. Born Llanelli. First post
was at Biggleswade, Beds.,
where small Jewish congregation established at start of WWII. Then he
held several posts ending
with the Yavneh Federation Synagogue in South Hackney. Brother of Maurice Landy.
[Death. Harry Landy January 1989 aged 70. London City 14 720. Born 5 November 1918]
Chronicle, 3 November 1989 page 24
Engagement. Tracy Nicola daughter of Janice and Joe Savitz to David,
son of the late
Hymie and Leah Landy of Liverpool, formerly of Llanelli.
[Marriage. David Landy September 1990 Liverpool 36 605//Tracy N. Savitz]
Chronicle, 22 December 1989 page 28
Obituary of Hyman Landy. Died aged 72. Chairman of Swansea Hebrew
Congregation since 1986.
Born Llanelli. Mourned by wife Renee, son and daughter.
[Death. Hyman Moses Landy December 1989 Aged 72. Kensington and
Chelsea 13 1924. Born 1 October 1917.]
H. M. Landy, Flat 28 Brynfield Crescent, Langland, Swansea. Died 6 December 1989.
Chronicle, 11 January 1990 page 90
Obituary of Rev Ruben Abenson. Died in Israel aged 80. Born
Liverpool. Ist ministerial post was at
Aberdare. Later at Llanelli.
Chronicle, 8 November 1991 page 12
Death of Rev Hyman Davies aged 78. Born Llanelli. Served for 40 years
at Hull and Grimsby.
[Death. September 1991 aged 78. Hull 7 734. Born 1913]
Hyman Davies, 69 Parkfield Drive, Hull. Died 21 September 1991.
Chronicle, 14 August 1992 page 7
‘Llanelli community wound up’
‘Llanelli’s organized Jewish community has been officially wound up.
The proceeds from the sale
of its synagogue – almost £23,000 – were presented to the Penylan
House Jewish retirement and
nursing home in Cardiff, by the synagogue’s last surviving trustee, Harry Cass’.
Jews first settled in Llanelli in the 1850s. In its heyday it had 250
families. The nearest active congregation
is Swansea which is 20 miles away.
Chronicle, 28 August 1992 page 11
Obituary of Freda Silver-Jackson. Died aged 77. Was from 1981 to 1983
Oxford Jewish community’s
first woman President. Born Llanelli into Silverstone family, youngest
of 7 children.
[Death. Freda Jackson July 1992 aged 77 Oxford 20 2393. Born 13 August 1915]
Chronicle, 13 August 1993 page 11
Died aged 82. Well known cinema operator in South Wales. Born
Senghenydd he helped his father
run an early cinema at the Hippodrome, Llanelli
Chronicle, 25 October 1996 page 21
Obituary of Rev Meyer Fine. Died Leicester 8 October 1996 aged 76.
Shortly after his bar mitzvah he joined Manchester yeshiva.
[Death. Meyer Fine October 1996 aged 76 Leicester A506 609A 232. Born
2 December 1919]
[See above 13 December 1963 page 27]
Chronicle, 24 May 1996 page 21
Obituary of Rabbi Maurice Landy. Born Llanelli.
[Death. Maurice Landy May 1996 aged 83 Westminster D38C 2581D 148.
Born 31 May 1913, Died 12 May 1996]
Chronicle, 20 March 1998 page 29
Obituary of Monty Landy. Born Llanelli 31.7.1912. Died Jerusalem
28.1.1998 aged 85.
Soon after WWII he was instrumental in establishing the British
Friends of Magen David Adom.
Was its honorary solicitor.
Chronicle, 12 May 2000 page 27
Obituary of Dr Edward Conway. Born Llanelli, end of March 1911 but
date of birth registered on 3 May. Llanelli grammar school. University
College of Swansea.Then into teaching. Changed name from Ephraim Cohen. 1951
Principal of Jewish Orphanage. September 1958 Headmaster of
resurrected Jews’ Free School. Died London 17 April 2000 aged 89.
[Death. Edward Sidney Conway November 2000 aged 89 Camden B53A 2501B 121.]
Chronicle, 14 July 2000 page 23
Obituary of Jack Kushion. Born Ostrog Russia 25 August 1910, Died
Jerusalem 20 April 2000. Arrived in Llanelli aged 2 months.
Swansea Technical College. Then joined widowed mother’s drapery
business. He was uncle of Michael Howard. At age 13 helped
Rabbi Harry Swift establish a morning minyan. Was later synagogue
secretary and treasurer. In 1939 married Rose Lustigman and moved to Swansea.
Chronicle, 25 August 2000 page 16
Obituary of Harry Landy. Born Llanelli 10 April 1911. Died London 25 July 2000 aged 89.
In 1935 came to London and married Gertrude, daughter of Walter Nathan
Williams. Acive in Jewish
organizations especially Mizrachi of which he became chairman. Was an
accountant. Business problems
in early 1970s (recession). Collapse of British Bank of Israel. In
1979 he was tried at the Old Bailey, 5 years prison and
large fine. In 1980 conviction quashed.
[Death. Harry Landy July 2000 aged 89 Barnet C4E 2191C 81]
Chronicle, 25 April 2003 page 19
Death of Norman Price, formerly of Llanelli, in Netanya, 16 April
2003. Now united with wife Sonia
Chronicle, 25 July 2003 page 19
Obituary of Percy Aloof, President of Plymouth Hebrew Congregation for
15 years. His wife was Bessie Fine
of Llanelli, married in 1958.
Chronicle, 28 July 2006 page 30
Obituary of Ronald Cass, Born Llanelli 23 April 1923. Died London 2 June 2006 aged 83. Composer Son of Saul Cass, Manchester, jeweller.
[Death. Ronald Cass. June 2006 aged 83 Camden E61A 250/1E 168]
Chronicle, 17 November 2006 page 56
Death of ‘Twink’, Hetty Benjamin. Born Llanelli 3 March 1919. Died 4 November 2006 aged 87.
Lifelong music teacher.
[Death. Hetty Benjamin November 2006 aged 87 Enfield E50D 227/1E 127]
Chronicle, 24 August 2007 page 23
Death of Anthony, youngest and last of six Landy brothers and 1 sister
Chronicle, 25 January 2008 page 32
Death of Dr Rabbi Isaac Cohen, born Llanelli, on 26 July 1914. Died
Jerusalem 30 November 2007 aged 93.
Chronicle, 1 May 2009 page 29
Death of Maurice Palto, Son of the late Israel and Rachel Palto of
Llanelli, brother of late Annie.
Chronicle, 19 June 2009 page 32
Obituary of Hilda Howard. Born Ostrog 27 December 1911. Ran a ladies’
fashion shop in Llanelli.
Mother of Michael Howard. Died London 17 May 2009.
Part 1, 1872-1918
Part 2, 1919-1936
Part 3, 1937-1959
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