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Page created by John Berman: 2002
Communities researched and page reformatted by David Shulman: 22 May 2005
Page redesigned by Louise Messik: 9 November 2011

Latest revision or update: 19 November 2015

Jewish Communities and Congregations in Wales
listed alphabetically according to town

Map of Wales showing every town that ever had a Jewish community and congregation.

Abercarn (see Newbridge(3))

      Aberdare Synagogue(3)

      Abertillery Hebrew Congregation(3)

      Ammanford Hebrew Congregation(3)

      Bangor Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

      Bargoed Hebrew Congregation(3)

      Barry Dock Hebrew Congregation(3)

      Blackwood & District Hebrew Congregation

Bridgend Community
      Bridgend Synagogue(3)

      Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation(3,5,6)

Cardiff Community(1,5,6)
      Beth Hamedresh
      Cardiff Reform Synagogue
      Cardiff United Synagogue(4)
      Marlborough Road Synagogue
      New Congregation (Orthodox)
      Talmud Torah Congregation
      Windsor Place Synagogue

Colwyn Bay
      Colwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation

Crosskeys (see Newbridge(3))

Crumlin (see Newbridge(3))

Ebbw Vale
      Ebbw Vale Hebrew Congregation(3,5)

      Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation

      Llanelli Synagogue(3)

Llanhilleth (see Newbridge(3))

Merthyr Tydfill
      Merthyr Tydfil Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)

      Neath Synagogue(5)

      Newbridge Hebrew Congregation(3)

      Newport Synagogue(3)

New Tredegar
      New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation(3)

      Penrhiwceiber Synagogue

      Pontypool Synagogue(5)

      Pontypridd Synagogue(3,5)

Porthcawl Community
      Porthcawl Hebrew Congregation

Port Talbot
      Aberavon and Port Talbot Synagogue(3)

      Rhyl Hebrew Congregation(3)

Swansea Community(1,3,5)
      Swansea Beth Hamedrash
      Swansea Hebrew Congregation

      Tonypandy Synagogue(5)

      Montefiore Centenary Synagogue, Tredegar(3,5)

      Welshpool Jewish Group

Wrexham Community
      Wrexham Old Congregation
      Wrexham Synagogue

      Ystalyfera Synagogue

(1) Community records (as listed) in All-UK Database.

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with press reports on the community.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Wales include:


Merthyr Tydfil Cemetery, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (624 records)


Welsh Census Return 1851 and 1891 (1,800 records), with introduction and explanation.

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in cities or towns in Wales during the 1770s (1 record), 1780s (1 record), 1790s (3 records), 1800s (13 records), 1810s (29 records); 1820s (30 records), 1830s (98 records), 1840s (199 records), 1850s (329 records), 1860s (172 records), 1870s (139 records), 1880s (84 records), 1890s (43 records), 1900s (22 records) and 1910s (1 record).

Articles on the Welsh Jewish Community

How 'Greeners' Came to the Valley by Michael Wallach, Jewish Chronicle Colour Magazine, 1975 (posted on JCR-UK).

Other Wales Jewish Information

JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial), searching under "Wales"

Bibliography and other sources

Welsh Jewish Cemeteries - IAJGS Cemetery Project

Medieval (Pre-1290) Jewish Communities in Wales


Click below to view the following lists of congregations:

  • click here to view the above communities and congregations according to county.

  • click here to view the above communities and congregations according to current unitary authority.

  • Click Here for congregations destroyed by German air raids during World War II.

  • Click Here for congregations listed by Affiliation to Synagogue Organisations.

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