the former

Ammanford Jewish Community

Carmarthenshire, Wales




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Press Reports relating to the Ammanford Jewish Community
1915 - 2004

Compiled by Harold Pollins

Jewish Chronicle,
5 November 1915, page 7

Fund for Relief  of Jewish Victims of the War in Russia
Contribution from M. Cohen, Ammanford

Jewish Chronicle,
17 December 1915, page 24

‘A Chanucah celebration was held last week at Ammanford at the residence of Mr. Cohen. The Rev. G. Grewesky made an appeal for contributions to the local Red Cross Society. Mr. Cohen also spoke and subsequently entertained the adults and children present’.

Jewish Chronicle,
22 September 1916, page 11

Chief Rabbi’s Pastoral Visit. At Swansea he received deputations from Ammanford, Aberavon and Port Talbot.

Jewish Chronicle,
2 March 1917, page 3

Fund for the Relief of Jewish Victims of the War In Russia.
‘Ammanford, per Messrs. M. Cohen and M. Levenson’.

Jewish Chronicle, 25 August 1918, page 1

Mae, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs M. Levenson, Ammanford, to Harry, youngest son of Mr and Mrs J. Bogod, De Burgh Street, Cardiff.

Jewish Chronicle, 26 August 1932, page 1

Silver wedding.
Marriage on 25 August 1907 in Danzig of Hertha Spak of Danzig and Barnett Shepherd, Ammanford. 24 College Street, Ammanford.
[In the 1901 Census there was a Barnett Shepherd living in Ystalyfera, Glamorgan. This is fairly near Ammanford.]

Jewish Chronicle, 7 April 1939, page 23

Presentation to a Councillor
Councillor Morris Cohen has been for 14 years a member of Ammanford UDC and its only Jewish Chairman. He was guest of honour at a dinner held last week at the Castle Hotel. He spoke and mentioned he had lived there for 33 years.

Jewish Chronicle, 26 April 1940, page 15

Engagement of Dr Heinz Shepherd, eldest son of Mr & Mrs B. Shepherd of College Street, Ammanford and 23 Brunswick Square, London, WC1, to Bella, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs L. Stuppel of 20 Picton Avenue, Porthcawl.

Jewish Chronicle, 19 July 1940, page 13

At recent meeting of the Ammanford Chamber of Trade a presentation was made to Morris Cohen who prior to retirement was sometime Chairman of the Ammanford UDC and active on the Council and one time chairman of the Chamber of Trade. Autograph album accepted by his son I. Cohen in absence of father.
He now lives in Cardiff and Two of his children, Myer and Sylvia, are both prominent solicitors and social workers.

Jewish Chronicle, 25 September 1942, page 9

Rita, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs B. Shepherd of College Street, Ammanford to Arnold Abrahamson of 10 Plasturton Avenue, Cardiff, only son of the late Mr & Mrs J. Abrahamson.

Jewish Chronicle, 10 January 1958, page 19

At fancy dress party of the Swansea Jewish Junior Club, children from Ammanford were included.

Jewish Chronicle, 15 August 1958, page 14

Mr I Cohen of Ammanford, a member of Swansea Hebrew Congregation, has been elected President of the Ammanford Chamber of Trade for the second time. He is a son of the late Morris Cohen.

Jewish Chronicle, 6 July 1962, page 37

Mr I. Cohen to be next President of Ammanford Rotary Club. Has recently moved to Swansea but continues his business in Ammanford.

Jewish Chronicle, 1 March 1968, page 2

Death on 27 February of Ellen Cohen, widow of Morris Cohen in her 91st year. Children are Myer, Isadore, Bertha Benjamin, Sylvia Garelick.

Jewish Chronicle, 4 August 1978, page 15

Solicitor Myer Cohen agreed to be new chairman of the Welsh Games Council. Is a shareholder of Cardiff City FC and is former director of Barry Town FC. Has been Chairman and President of the Welsh Hockey Association. In 1978 he was awarded the Pologna Restituta medal. Awarded to civilians for services to the country. He is an honorary life member of the 1st Polish Armoured Division.

Jewish Chronicle, 7 November 1980, page 27

Obituary of Isadore Cohen. His clothing business was established by his father Morris Cohen over 70 years ago

Jewish Chronicle, 24 September 2004, page 36

Obituary of Sylvia Garelick, born Ammanford, 16 November 1916, died Cardiff 31 July 2004 aged Youngest of 5 children of Morris Cohen, an immigrant from Skud, Lithuania, who married Ellen Fine at Tredegar in 1902. The family moved to Cardiff just before WWII. Sylvia became the only woman law student at Swansea. She was a solicitor, articled to her brother Myer Cohen. In 1948 she married Saul Garelick, a Cardiff solicitor who died in 2001.

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