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The first two images are of a pamphlet for the Order of Service for the Consecration of a memorial tablet at the Cardiff Reform (New) Synagogue, Moira Terrace, on 3 October 1954. The tablet was in memory of “those who perished in concentration camps and whose resting place is unknown.” Underneath the date of the event, the date is written in accordance with the Hebrew Calendar. The pamphlet is also printed in red ink.

The third image shows the memorial tablet.

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 (;
JCR-UK/JewishGen (;
‘Jewish Calendar’ (

Depository: Glamorgan Archives.

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