Synagogue Project Update – October 2022

Please find an update which highlights stories relating to our recent work. View the October 2022 edition. To receive future newsletters directly into your inbox subscribe here.

Sharing Jewish Heritage in Leicester

Foundation Chief Executive Michael Mail recently visited Leicester Synagogue, built in 1897, to learn about the recently launched National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project based there. The project is entitled ‘Sharing … Read more

Moving Return to Merthyr Synagogue

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 … Read more

Merthyr Tydfil Council Support

Foundation Chief Executive, Michael Mail met with Geraint Thomas, leader of the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. They had a very productive meeting discussing various aspects of the synagogue project … Read more

Merthyr Synagogue Featured on ITV Wales

Following the success of the National Lottery Heritage Fund submission, ITV Wales returned to Merthyr Tydfil to do another feature on the synagogue project and the vision to turn it … Read more

National Lottery Heritage Fund Visit

Foundation Trustee Esther Robinson Wild, Chief Executive Michael Mail, and Conservation Architect Ashley Davies met in Merthyr with Rebecca Ball, Stephen Barlow and Paul Mercer from the National Lottery Heritage … Read more

Prestigious New Patron for Merthyr project!

The BBC’s leading television news presenter Huw Edwards has agreed to become a Patron of the project to transform the grade II listed former synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales … Read more