Jewish History Association of South Wales

New additions to the site:

Holocaust Memorial Tablet Narratives.

Heinrich, Regina and Erna Gruenbaum

Martha and Siegfried Roether

Fritz Pollak

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.

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We are very excited to be one of the heritage organisations selected for the Arts Marketing Association’s Digital Heritage Lab, which will help maximise our digital potential.

Explore our Heritage Trails

We are in the process of creating a digital Jewish Heritage Trail for Cardiff.

As well as this major piece of work we have created a smaller trail for Aberdare.

Our Talks

Missed One Of Our Talks? - View Them Online!

These presentations are based on talks given during our past and present projects.

Volunteers' Blog

Find out what we've been up to!

Find out more about our projects and the experiences of our volunteers from our blog posts.


Discover Our Narratives

We are researching 102 names inscribed on the Memorial Tablet in Cardiff Reform Synagogue: the tablet commemorates relatives of the congregation who were murdered during the Holocaust, but whose graves are unknown.

Take a walk 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.

Our Oral Histories

We have created over 70 oral histories from individuals with links to the local Jewish communities. The recordings, together with their full transcriptions, have been deposited at the Screen and Sound Archive.


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.

Heritage Toolkit

Find Out How To Preserve Your Heritage!

Our Heritage Toolkit is designed to give practical, step-by-step guidance on creating high-quality digital outputs to those individuals and organisations who wish to preserve their heritage but have no experience in this area.

Our Digital Archive

We use the People’s Collection Wales website as our shop window to showcase the material we digitise and describe.

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