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A letter to George Thomas from the Ministry of Food sent 12 July 1948 on the matter of the sale of kosher meat in Cardiff. The writer explains that they are in the process of consulting their adviser on Jewish affairs, Sir Robert Waley Cohen, on matter discussed in a previous letter on the sale of kosher meat in Cardiff. However, these enquires have not yet been completed and that the writer will reply in full as soon as possible.

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:
'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/card1/index.htm).

Depository: Glamorgan Archives.

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