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Menu for a dinner held by the Newport Hebrew (Mon) Congregation on 31 May 1956 at the King's Head Hotel, Newport, to celebrate the Tercentenary of the Resettlement of Jews in Britain. The menu booklet includes a list of toasts, led by the President of the Newport Hebrew (Mon) Congregation, David Morris. Neville Laski QC is recorded as responding to the toast to Anglo Jewry. The toasts also involved other civic and religious leaders, such as the Mayor of Newport, Frederick V Cornford and Colonel Edward Roderick Hill, the High Sheriff of Monmouthshire.

Newport Monmouthshire Hebrew Congregation was founded in 1859 by orthodox Jews meeting at a temporary synagogue in Llanarth Street. A synagogue at Francis Street was opened in 1869 and consecrated by the Chief Rabbi Dr Herman Adler in 1871. In 1934 the congregation moved to the Nathan Harris Memorial Hall in Queen's Hill which was converted to a synagogue. In 1997 this synagogue was closed, and the congregation moved to the Prayer House by the Jewish Burial Ground on Risca Road. Within 20 years the congregation had dwindled to a few members able to attend and this too had ceased to hold services.

"History of our Shul. The First Hundred Years", published by Newport Congregation in 1959;
Oral history interviews with members of the Newport Mon Hebrew Congregation, recorded in 2018 by JHASW.

Depository: Gwent Archives.

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