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A leaflet about the Cardiff New Synagogue.

It includes the times of service, the different groups and activities available, the appropriate dress necessary, a history of the Reform movement and a description of the Synagogue. The leaflet also includes information on the different services that take place, a Jewish holiday calendar and the contact details for the Synagogue.

The date of the leaflet's creation is not indicated, but it was before the name was changed to the Cardiff Reform Synagogue in 1998.

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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