Foundation Chief Executive Michael Mail accompanied Rabbi Fine, son of Merthyr’s last Rabbi, and Adrian Jacobs, grandson of community leader and local solicitor Ben Hamilton, on a return visit to Merthyr.
There were many reminiscences as the trio visited the synagogue and then walked around Merthyr. A number of local people spoke to them about the impact of the Jewish community on the town, and how much they were looking forward to seeing the synagogue restored.
Walesonline covered this moving visit. To read the story, please click here: The abandoned heart of the once-thriving Jewish community of Merthyr Tydfil that’s being brought back to life – Wales Online
The story was also featured in the Western Mail and the Merthyr Express. To read those stories, please click on the attachments below.