Jewish History Association of South Wales
New additions to the site:
We are running our second crowdfunding campaign and need your help to make it as successful as the first!
Update! We have raised £2,165 of our £5,000 target. Great news, but still a way to go. Please consider donating and sharing the link.
As part of our crowdfunder campaign we are delighted to present
'The Life and Times of an Eccentric Welsh Jewish Atheist'
a free talk by Lionel Elton, on 2 July at 11:00. Register at
Welcome To JHASW
The Jewish History Association of South Wales (JHASW) was established in January 2018 with the aim to uncover, document, preserve, and share the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Jewish communities of south Wales.
On this site you will be able to:
Learn about the histories of the Jewish communities of south Wales through online exhibitions, oral histories, talks and narratives.
Learn about our projects and project partners and see some of the work we have done together.
Explore our heritage trails.
Support our work by donating.
Our online collection.
We use the People's Collection Wales website to showcase the material we digitise and describe.
Stroll through our online exhibitions.
We have made an online presentation of our touring exhibition, created as part of our first project, ‘The Records and Testimonies of the South Wales Jewish Communities’.
In partnership with Cynon Valley Museum, we have created several online exhibitions as part of their ‘Stories from the Collection’ series.
Local Jewish communities.
We are working closely with the museums in Rhondda Cyon Taf (Pontypridd Museum, Rhondda Heritage Park and Cynon Valley Museum), to identify Jewish related items in their collections, enhance their descriptions and digitise them. We are also creating talks and exhibitions, and telling the stories of some of the people and businesses who were part of the Jewish communities in this area.