Cardiff builds on goodwill

July 14, 2014

The prayer houses of Cardiff United Synagogue's two cemeteries will be renovated using the proceeds from a celebrity dinner at which actress Ruth Madoc was guest speaker. A brochure, raffle and auction contributed to the £70,000 raised.


Cardiff rabbi's surprise departure

By Sandy Rashty, February 24, 2014

Mystery surrounds the sudden departure of Cardiff Reform Synagogue minister, Rabbi Charles Middleburgh, who has served the community on a part-time basis for 10 years.

CRS chair Mel Odey declined to comment on “the recent resignation”, saying it would be “both inappropriate and premature for any statement to be made before the scheduled meeting of the synagogue members”.


Cardiff City is in a league of its own over support

By Marcus Dysch, December 23, 2013

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay accepted a cheque for money raised by the family and friends of 27-year-old Justine Cantor for a cancer centre.

Ms Cantor died two years ago following a battle with metastatic malignant melanoma, for which there is no cure.


Cardiff home improvements

By Cathy Forman, May 27, 2013

The first phase of a £4.7 million redevelopment of Penylan House Jewish nursing home in Cardiff has been finished.

Twenty-eight residents — half of them Jewish — have moved from the old building to the new 30-bedroom facility.


Cardiff offers snapshot of a diverse community

By Anna Sheinman, August 30, 2012

Illustrated life stories of 59 Cardiff Jewish community members are on display at a local museum as part of the Hineni exhibition organised by Cardiff Reform Synagogue.

“Hineni” is Hebrew for “Here I am” and organiser Colin Heyman says the potted histories and intimate pictures “celebrate the diversity of Jews”.


Cardiff United Synagogue appoints Rabbi Michoel Rose

By Ruth Levene, May 18, 2012

Cardiff United Synagogue has looked to youth to fill its ministerial vacancy.

The appointment of Rabbi Michoel Rose, 25, was approved by more than 50 members at an EGM and he will take up his duties next month.

Born in Leeds, he lives in Manchester, where he combines yeshivah teaching with studying for an engineering degree at Bolton University.


Oxford's new Boat Race cox, Zoe

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

She may be small in stature, but Zoe de Toledo is about to record a giant achievement.


Caretaker dies in fire

By Cathy Forman, February 2, 2012

Former Cardiff United Synagogue rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg has led the tributes to the shul caretaker, whose death in a blaze last Friday is the subject of a murder charge.

David Evans, 64, died in his bungalow in the village of Pentyrch, on the outskirts of the city. Bleddyn King, 18, from Abercynon, has been charged with the murder of Mr Evans.


Building bridges for Israel in Cardiff

By Ruth Levene, December 8, 2011

Nearly 600 people turned out to support "A Night to Honour Israel" organised by The Bridges For Peace at the City Hall, Cardiff.

Jerusalem-based Bridges for Peace is a Christian organisation building relationships between Christians and Jews worldwide through education and practical deeds.


On parade to remember the lives that were lost

November 17, 2011

Many communities took part in Remembrance Day services to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

A service in Radlett, conducted by Rabbi Leo Dee of Radlett Synagogue, Rabbi Paul Freedman of Radlett and Bushey Reform and Reverend William Hogg of Christ Church, drew a crowd of 800 people, among them teenagers from Radlett United's Tribe Challenge course.