Who We Are

We express our appreciation to all those who are assisting with this project.

Patrons

  • David Baddiel
  • Huw Edwards
  • Sir Michael Moritz KBE

Special Ambassadors

  • Dawn Bowden MS
  • Gerald Jones MP

Steering Committee

  • Stephen Goldman (chair)
  • Adam Hitchings
  • Michael Mail
  • Esther Robinson Wild

Main Funders

  • Gregory Annenberg Weingarten GRoW @ Annenberg
  • Architectural Heritage Fund
  • Julian Bloom
  • Cadw
  • Dr Chris Clifford
  • Muriel and Gershon Coren Charitable Foundation
  • Rachel Fine-Feldman
  • Bernard Howard
  • Stuart Isaacs QC
  • Jewish Joint Burial Society
  • Philip King Charitable Trust
  • David Lermon
  • Rosemarie Nathanson Charitable Trust
  • Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE
  • The Pilgrim Trust
  • The Polonsky Foundation
  • The Roden Family
  • Ron Lander OBE
  • Scott Saunders
  • Daniel Seal
  • Sir Evan Paul Silk KCB
  • Karen and Mark Smith
  • Jonathan Symons (z’’l)
  • Bob and Coral Thompson
  • Geoff Woolfe

Advisors

  • Prof Nathan Abrams, Bangor University
  • Aaqil Ahmed, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, former Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC and Channel 4
  • Peter Aiers, Churches Conservation Trust
  • Justin Albert OBE, National Trust Wales
  • Sian Anthony, Wellbeing @ Merthyr
  • Bennett Arron, comedian, writer and actor
  • Ivor Baddiel, scriptwriter and author
  • Marc Cave, The National Holocaust Centre and Museum
  • Dr Chris Clifford, historian, former Merthyr resident, writing history of Synagogue
  • Elaine Davey, The Victorian Society – Wales Group
  • Ashley Davies, Ashley Davies Architects
  • Geraint Talfan Davies, The Cyfarthfa Foundation
  • Dr Grahame Davies LVO, researcher and author, former Merthyr resident
  • Susan Fielding, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
  • Rod Francis, Cyfarthfa High School
  • Rabbi Yisroel Fine, former Merthyr resident, son of former Merthyr Synagogue Rabbi
  • Bev Garside, Empower Consultancy
  • Elinor Gilbey, Josef Herman Art Foundation
  • Dr Jaclyn Granick, Cardiff University
  • Jennifer Harding-Richards, Swansea Council (RE Adviser)
  • Adam Hitchings, Architectural Heritage Fund
  • Lyndon Howells, Merthyr resident
  • Sioned Hughes, National Museum Wales
  • Adrian Jacobs BEM, who assisted with the Merthyr Synagogue closure, grandson of last Synagogue President
  • David Jacobs, Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain
  • Frances Jeens, Jewish Museum London
  • Dr Cai Parry-Jones, UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, author of ‘The Jews of Wales: A History’
  • Father Mark Prevett, St. David, St. Tydfil and St. Tydfil’s Well Churches
  • Laurence Kahn, South Wales Jewish Representative Council and Interfaith Council for Wales
  • Dawn Lancaster, Llandudno Museum and Gallery
  • Dr Daryl Leeworthy, Cultural Historian
  • David Lermon, cultural historian
  • Lisbeth McLean, Canolfan a Theatr Soar
  • Christine Moore, Welsh Religious Buildings Trust
  • Fiyaz Mughal OBE, Faith Matters
  • Michael Newman, The Association of Jewish Refugees
  • Christopher Parry, Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery
  • Kerry Patterson, Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre
  • Elen Phillips, National Museum Wales
  • Marcus Roberts, JTrails
  • Tim Robertson, The Anne Frank Trust UK
  • Rabbi Michoel Rose, Cardiff United Synagogue
  • Pat Ruddock, Mann Williams Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers
  • Stanley Soffa, Jewish History Association of South Wales
  • Zoe Thomas, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
  • Karen Vowles, Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil
  • Dr Peter Wakelin, writer and curator
  • Dawn Waterman, Board of Deputies of British Jews
  • Anne Yates, Wellbeing @ Merthyr

Foundation for Jewish Heritage Trustees

  • David Bearman  
  • Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE
  • Stephen Goldman
  • Dame Helen Hyde DBE
  • Rt Hon Jim Murphy
  • Daniel Peltz OBE
  • Esther Robinson Wild
  • Stuart Roden
  • Sir Simon Schama CBE
  • Simon Sebag Montefiore
Honorary Solicitor
  • Prof. Anthony Julius
Chief Executive
  • Michael Mail

Institutional Partners

  • Architectural Heritage Fund
  • Bangor University
  • Canolfan a Theatr Soar
  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Cyfarthfa Foundation
  • Cyfarthfa High School
  • Jewish Museum London
  • Jewish History Association of South Wales
  • Josef Herman Art Foundation
  • JTrails
  • Llandudno Museum and Art Gallery 
  • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
  • National Museum Wales
  • Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
  • Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil
  • Wellbeing @ Merthyr
  • Welsh Religious Buildings Trust