Cardiff United Synagogue


Address: Cyncoed Gardens, Cyncoed Road, Penylan, Cardiff CF23 5SL

Tel:  029 2047 3728

We are a traditional orthodox community, located in Cardiff, Wales, UK. Services on most weekdays and over Shabbat. Our Minyamin services are traditional with an informal, family atmosphere.

Kosher food is available to buy at various locations, and we have a fully-functioning mikveh and keilim mikveh.

Former Addresses: Original congregation (Old Hebrew Congregation): 1853 – 1858 Trinity Street, Cardiff 1858 – 1897 East Terrace, Bute Street, Cardiff (redeveloped 1888) 1897 – 1989 Cathedral Road, Cardiff New (orthodox) Congregation: 1889 – 1900 Edwards Place, Cardiff 1900 – Merches Place, Cardiff Windsor Place congregation: 1918 – 1955 Windsor Place, Cardiff Penylan congregation (synagogue consecrated 9 January 1955): 1955 – 2003 Peylan Ty Gwyn Road, Cardiff (moved to Cyncoed Gardens)

Current Status: Active

Date Founded: 1840

Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox

Cardiff United Synagogue

Below, the former synagogue building on Cathedral Road

Video of the Jewish Living Experience Exhibition when it visited Cardiff in 2014


  1. Peggy Beckett

    Hello. I have a strange request which I hope you will not find offensive.
    I have lived in Australia since 1974, but was born in Cardiff in 1945, daughter of George TEAGUE b. 1915, also in Cardiff.
    George was illegitimate. His mother was Florence Elizabeth TEAGUE known as Dolly. It is likely that she worked for at least 1 Jewish family, possibly in the Roath
    I recently had a DNA autosomal test done, and apart from Swedish and British ancestry I have 21% from the Ashekenazi Jewish diaspora, which can only have come through my father’s father as I have traced my family history on my mother’s side of the family and my father’s mother’s side of the family, but of course my father’s father’s side is a mystery as his family took the secret of his paternity to their graves.
    I have 2 questions please.
    1. Not knowing if my father’s paternal grandmother was Jewish, but having this % of jewish DNA, could I be considered a Jew?
    2. Very much in the past, but is it possible that someone in your community may have heard of Dolly and could give some clues to his paternity please?
    I have no intention of making contact or of being in any way a nuisance, but would just like to know about my ancestry.
    Peggy Beckett

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