This booklet contains the order of the celebratory service in honour of the reconsecration of the refurbished Cardiff New Synagogue in Adamsdown. Part of the reconstruction included the installation of ten new stained glass windows representing the theme of the Jewish Year. The windows were designed by Frances Rapport who later became a health researcher.

The Cardiff Reform Synagogue was founded in 1948 as the Cardiff New Synagogue. The following year, it became a constituent member of the Movement for Reform Judaism. Born in reaction against the more restrictive traditions of the Orthodox Judaism of Cardiff Hebrew Congregation, such as the prohibition of driving on the Sabbath and the ban on interfaith marriages, the new Synagogue appealed to the immigrants who had fled the war-torn Europe, where the Reform movement was already well-established. The congregation worships in a converted Methodist Chapel on Moira Terrace they acquired in 1952.


'The History of the Jewish Diaspora in Wales' by Cai Parry-Jones (; JCR-UK/JewishGen (

Depository: Glamorgan Archives.

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