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.


Farewell to Cardiff

September 22, 2011

Cardiff United Synagogue held a farewell Shabbat service and kiddush for Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg, who is moving on to Liverpool's Childwall congregation.

Presentations to the rabbi and his wife Blima were made by the synagogue council, education committee, cheder children and the Israel Information Centre.


Parents' tribute to kind-hearted cancer victim

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2011

The parents of a Cardiff 27-year-old who lost her battle with cancer have paid tribute to their "little girl with a kind heart".

Justine Cantor was diagnosed with a metastatic malignant melanoma in February. She died last week.

She had been due to take part in clinical trials for a breakthrough drug. There is currently no cure for the condition.


Goodman's double joy

By Brian Sacks, July 28, 2011

Richard Goodman scored a double victory in the National Junior League in Bromley. He won the 800m in 1:57.54 and the 1,500m in 4:01.50, both by convincing margins.


Cardiff care home finds a partner as it rebuilds

By Jennifer Lipman, June 30, 2011

Cardiff's Penylan House Jewish nursing home is set to move into new premises from September 2012 following an agreement with Welsh housing association Linc-Cymru.

A planning application has been submitted to Cardiff County Council to redevelop the existing home into a larger space for both Jewish and non-Jewish residents, with the intention of starting the conversion in January.

The 73-bed h


Mersey beat moves rabbi from Cardiff

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 17, 2011

Childwall Hebrew Congregation's new rabbi says he will be following a tried and trusted path to improve the fortunes of the Liverpool community.

Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg, 35, was appointed this week after eight years with Cardiff United Synagogue.


Baseball thug jailed for antisemitic abuse

January 13, 2011

A man has been sentenced to a year in prison after he threatened four shul-goers with a baseball bat and antisemitic abuse in Cardiff last June.

Lee Tucker, 23, an unemployed joiner, was convicted of antisemitic affray at Cardiff Crown Court last month.

He tapped a baseball bat menacingly in his hand, threatening to kill the four men and knock their teeth out, according to the South Wales Echo. He then got into his car and drove towards them.

Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg, of Cardiff United Synagogue, said: "They were four American students who were staying with me for Shabbat.


Lottery cash for Welsh memories exhibition

December 16, 2010

Memories of South Wales Jewry will feature in an exhibition and website thanks to a £33,000-plus grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The money has gone to Cardiff Reform Synagogue, which will work with Butetown History and Arts Centre, specialising in using photography and life stories to portray local black and ethnic minority communities.