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Wales' oldest synagogue conversion plans approved

By Jessica Elgot, November 23, 2009

Planning permission has been granted for Wales' oldest synagogue to be converted into apartments.

The Grade II listed building, on Bryntirion Road, Merthyr Tydfil, was built in the 1870s. It is currently empty and has been a target for vandals.

Planning permission and Listed Buildings consent has been approved by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

The decision will now be referred to Cadw, the Welsh Heritage arm of the Welsh Assembly government.


Wales' oldest synagogue to become apartments

By Jessica Elgot, November 18, 2009

Wales’s oldest synagogue is to be converted into apartments if planning permission is approved by councillors.

The Grade II listed building, on Bryntirion Road, Merthyr Tydfil, was built in the 1870s. It is currently empty and has been a target for vandals.

The neo-Gothic building has been used as a Christian community centre and a gym since the synagogue closed in 1983. It is thought to be the only synagogue with a Welsh dragon as part of its architecture.


Charity Commission warns Cardiff home

By Simon Rocker, September 10, 2009

The only Jewish old age home in Wales has been told it must do more to publicise help for people unable to pay its fees if it is to remain a charity.

Penylan House in Cardiff was informed by the Charity Commission that it had failed to meet the legal requirement to provide “public benefit”.

In a report on the home, the commission noted “the lack of clear information that assistance may be available for those who cannot afford the fees”.

It also found “the absence of a clear, budgeted plan of targeted assistance to help in cases where top-up fees cannot be afforded”.


Two events have mark start of Cardiff Reform Synagogue's 60th anniversary celebrations

September 12, 2008

Two events have marked the start of Cardiff Reform Synagogue's 60th anniversary celebrations. A supper evening, held at the home of Lillian and Michael Bogod, attracted 70 people. The evening event raised £1,700, which was used towards a family fun day. The fun day was attended by more than 100 people from across the community and held at Lisvane Primary School. Events included pony rides, quad biking and sumo wrestling.


Racist attack in Llandudno

By Marcus Dysch, August 21, 2008

A man was punched and had his kippah knocked off in what police describe as a racist attack.

The 24-year-old was wrestled to the ground by two men and hit in the face during the assault in Llandudno, North Wales, last week.

He had been walking close to a Chabad-run community centre on the outskirts of the town when the men attacked him. They removed his skullcap before running away.

The victim, who has not been named, was treated for shock and minor injuries.


250 attend garden fete in aid of Penylan House Jewish Residential and Nursing Home

August 7, 2008

Around 250 people attended the annual garden fete in aid of Penylan House Jewish Residential and Nursing Home. Members of the community helped to run the event which included children's events and bottle, book and jewellery stalls. The £3,300 raised will fund concerts and outings for residents.


Cardiff United holds cheder prize-giving

July 31, 2008

More than 20 children and family members attended the Cardiff United Synagogue cheder prize-giving. Roger Gewolb, a law professor and communal activist who has recently joined the community, was the guest of honour and complimented the teaching staff, under the guidance of headteacher Blima Wollenberg.


150 remember shul member Roger Harris with plaque-unveiling

July 22, 2008

Around 150 people attended Cardiff United Synagogue for a plaque-unveiling in remembrance of shul member Roger Harris, who died last August aged 58. Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg spoke of the work Mr Harris had carried out for the shul and how he had raised money for Israeli charity Food for Kids. The shul foyer has been named the Roger Harris Reception Hall in gratitude for his work.