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Cardiff Jewish Heritage Trail

We have created a digital Cardiff Jewish heritage trail in three parts. You can follow the trail virtually at home on your computer or visit the sites using your mobile phone.


The trail tells the history of Cardiff Jewish communities through nearly fifty different locations. In addition to descriptions and pictures, the trail includes links to collections and audio excerpts from oral histories on People’s Collection Wales. Five of our popular before and after videos are included. Sources are given for those who want to explore this history more.

View the English trail here


Gweld y llwybr yn Gymraeg yma

After you have looked at the trail, we would love it if you returned here to leave your comments / Ar ôl i chi edrych ar y llwybr, byddem wrth ein bodd pe baech yn dychwelyd yma i adael eich sylwadau.

You can do this via our Contact Us page / Gallwch wneud hyn drwy ein tudalen Cysylltwch â Ni.

Trail acknowledgements

The creation of this trail was a team effort.

Items were researched and written by Hannah Carter, Charlotte Ennis, Mike Hawkins, Ann Konsbruck, Huw Phillips and Holly Raddy with the help of many members of the Cardiff Jewish communities, including Anthony Blasebalk, Laurence Kahn, David Lermon and Stanley Soffa.

We are grateful for help from Rhian Diggins (Glamorgan Archives) and Katherine Whittington (Cathays Heritage Library).

Original photography by Klavdija Erzen, Mike Hawkins and Robert Jones.

Images and before-and-after videos prepared by Robert Jones.

Captions and source lists prepared by Klavdija Erzen.

Llio Mererid assisted with the Welsh translations.

The website was designed by Steven Baldwin, Neeraj Sharma and Evaldas Vilkinas, with amendments by Owain Lansdowne and YangYang.

Website content entered by Steven Baldwin, Krista Benedikz, Mike Hawkins and Llio Mererid.

The trail was coordinated and edited by Mike Hawkins.

The project was led by Klavdija Erzen and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Jewish Historical Society of England, Cardiff University, and Jewish Memorial Council.

Together with Cynon Valley Museum, we have also created a walking tour of Jewish businesses in Aberdare.

We are also in the process of creating a Swansea and District Jewish Heritage Trail.

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