ARCHIVE OF RECENT EVENTS

SHAVUOT

Shavuot events were well-attended.  Educational events and children's programmes were held for all ages, including toddlers, children and teenagers.  A late-night learning session and an in-shul learning session were held by Rabbi Wollenberg, and much cheesecake was consumed throughout the holiday.

 

Cheder prizegiving

Linda Harris was the Guest of Honour at this year’s Cheder Prize Giving.  Teachers, children, parents and grandparents were present to see the achievements of our children this year. In addition, a new trophy cabinet has been installed in the Shul foyer giving pride of place to all the Cheder trophies.

Every child received a prize.

The specific cup prize winners were:

Excellence (IVOR BURKE CUP): JAMES SALAMON

Progress: EMILY HAMER

Reading: ELINORA JONES

Effort: MATTHEW WAKS

Edna Frey Attendance Prize: JONATHAN MEREDITH

Congratulations to all the Cheder children as well as the specific prize winners

Shul politics

No not the usual variety!  We were joined once again this year by Jenny Willott MP and Jenny Randerson AM who stayed for the Shabbos service and Kiddush.  Our Representatives were very impressed with the warm welcome they received from our community as well as the range of activities taking place within our Shul.  It is important to build bridges and that is what was achieved by this annual exercise.

 

Rose dedication

A collection of beautiful roses were dedicated in memory of the late Lionel Poole in the presence of Joanne Poole and family, Rabbi Wollenberg and CUS Members.  The roses are located near the front entrance to the Shul.

Piano Recital

As part of the “Evergreen Club” events, Rabbi Wollenberg gave a Piano Recital to several dozen CUS members and friends.  They were joined by a large group from Birmingham who were on a day trip to Cardiff.  It turned out that many of the people from Birmingham had friends amongst the Cardiff community, and some were even related to each other!

The group were given a talk about the Cardiff Jewish community by Alan Schwartz and then stayed for the concert and refreshments.

The programme featured classical piano favourites as well as jazz by Scott Joplin and Billy Mayerl.

For those who are technically-minded, the Recital can be seen on Youtube: www.youtube.com/wol770.