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Minutes from the Cardiff New Synagogue's 50 years Jubilee preliminary meeting, which took place on 3 March 1996.

First page contains the date, time and attendants of the meeting as well as the agenda, the purpose of the meeting and the secretarial arrangements.

Second page contains the proposed activities for the celebration including services, exhibitions, certificates and competitions.

Third page contains the proposed activities for the celebration including the Jubilee Appeal Fund, social and family events, youth activities, a concert/show, a book, a display and guest lecturers.

Fourth page contains the arrangements for future meetings, any other business and the next scheduled meeting details.

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.

Sources:
Parry-Jones, Cai., ‘The History of the Jewish Diaspora in Wales’ (doctoral thesis, Bangor University, 2014) [accessed 24 February 2021]
JCR-UK/JewishGen. Cardiff Reform Synagogue, Cardiff, Wales (2020). [accessed 24 February 2021]

Depository: Glamorgan Archives.

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