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  • Receipt for carpets, supplied by Strand Furnishers Ltd, The Hayes, Cardiff to Cardiff Synagogue (Youth), dated 26 October 1953

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Receipt for £39-14-11 for four triplex carpets supplied by Strand Furnishers Ltd of 43-45 The Hayes, Cardiff to Cardiff New Synagogue Youth Association, described as Cardiff Synagogue (Youth). The directors of Strand Furnishers Ltd were D Joseph (Managing Director), B Joseph and E [?] Joseph.

From 1st January 1892 receipts were subject to stamp duty in accordance with the 1891 Stamp Act. All receipts for two pounds or upwards were subject to the one penny tax which increased to twopence on 1st September 1920. A 2d (two penny) stamp is therefore attached to the receipt.

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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