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Programme for the musical event, 'The Best of...Applause', performed by The Applause Theatre Company on July 7th 1999. The programme firstly features information for the St. Anne's Hospice Support Services, and a message from the president of St. Anne's Hospice Appeal. A welcome and thank you letter can be located on the adjacent page. Additionally, an article on St. Anne's Hospice Patient Care, and a matron's report have been included. Individual team profiles for the producer, director(s), and choreographers are displayed, along with a producers message and an announcement of the draw prize winners. A double page spread presents the cast and production team list, as well as the performance schedule for the event. A review of a previous 'Applause' production, a message from the Sister Provincial, and a donation form are also identifiable. Local advertisements appear throughout the programme.

The Cardiff United Synagogue was established in 1942 when the Cardiff Hebrew Congregation and the Cardiff New Hebrew Congregation were united into a single organisation. The early years of the Cardiff congregation remain shrouded in mystery, but it is known that a Jewish cemetery was founded in 1841 and a purpose-built synagogue was built for the Cardiff Hebrew Congregation in 1858 in East Terrace. As the congregation outgrew the premises, a new synagogue was opened on Cathedral Road in 1897. In 1889, a group of recent immigrants left the “Englisher shul” to form the “foreigners’ shul” formally known as the Cardiff New Hebrew Congregation. Having initially worshipped at Edward Place and Clare Road, the New Congregation moved to purpose-built premises on Windsor Place in 1918. After the 1942 reunification, the Cardiff United Synagogue continued to use both the Windsor Place and the Cathedral Road synagogues until 1955 when the former was sold, and a new synagogue was built on Ty-Gwyn Road. The Cathedral Road synagogue was eventually sold in 1988 and the Ty-Gwyn Road synagogue in 2003 with the congregation moving to its current premises in Cyncoed Gardens.

Sources:
'The History of the Jewish Diaspora in Wales' by Cai Parry-Jones (http://e.bangor.ac.uk/4987);
JCR-UK/JewishGen (https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/card/index.htm).

Depository: Glamorgan Archives.

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