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A letter from Philip Simon, the Honorary Secretary of the Cardiff New Synagogue (now known as the Cardiff Reform Synagogue), to the members of the congregation inviting them to attend a Remembrance Day Service that was to take place on Friday, 6 November 1953. The service was to be devoted to the commemoration of those who had died in WWI and II. The invitation also includes details of a children's service and a children's Oneg Shabbat that was to be held on Saturday, 7 November.

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 (;
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Depository: Glamorgan Archives.

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