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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: 8 April 2016

Jewish Communities and Congregations in Wales

Map of Wales (in Welsh: Cymru) showing every town that ever had a Jewish community and congregation.

List of Jewish Communities and Congregations
listed alphabetically according to town
(see below for listings by county or unitary authority)


Aberavon (see Port Talbot)

Abercarn (see Newbridge)

Aberdare(3) - Jewish Community & Synagogue

Abertillery(3) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Ammanford(3) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Bangor(1,3) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Bargoed(3) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Barry(3) - Jewish Community & Barry Dock Hebrew Congregation

Blackwood & District - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Bridgend(3) - Jewish Community & Synagogue

Brynmawr(3,5,6) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Cardiff Jewish Community(1,5,6)

Beth Hamedresh

Cardiff Hebrew Congregation

Cardiff New Hebrew Congregation

Cardiff Reform Synagogue*(4)

Cardiff United Synagogue*(4)

Marlborough Road Synagogue

Talmud Torah Congregation

Colwyn Bay - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Crosskeys (see Newbridge)

Crumlin (see Newbridge)

Ebbw Vale(3,5) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Llandudno(3,4,5) - Jewish Community & Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation* (formerly Llandudno Hebrew Congregation)

Llanelli(3,4) - Jewish Community & Synagogue


Llanhilleth (see Newbridge)

Merthyr Tydfil(1,3,4,5,6) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Neath(5) - Jewish Community & Synagogue

Newbridge & District(3,5) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Newport(3) - Jewish Community & Synagogue

New Tredegar(3) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Penrhiwceiber - Jewish Community & Synagogue

Pontypool(5) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Pontypridd(3,5) - Jewish Community & Synagogue

Porthcawl - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Port Talbot (incl. Aberavon)(3) - Jewish Community & Synagogue

Rhyl(3) - Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation

Swansea Jewish Community(1,3,5)

Swansea Beth Hamedrash

Swansea Hebrew Congregation*

Tonypandy(3) - Jewish Community & Synagogue

Tredegar(3,5) - Jewish Community & Montefiore Centenary Synagogue

Treorchy - Jewish Community

Welshpool - Jewish Group*

Wrexham Jewish Community

Wrexham Old Congregation

Wrexham Synagogue

Ystalyfera - Jewish Community & Synagogue

*   Denotes active congregation.                                 

(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).


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating generally to the Welsh Jewish Community


on third parties' websites

(Note: See relevant community home page for articles relating to a specific community)


Jewish Cemeteries in Wales

There were Jewish cemeteries in each of the following towns in Wales (for details see the relevant community home page).

(See also IAJGS International Jewish Cemeteries Project - Wales)

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


Wales Jewish Population Data



(2011 Census results)


Alternative Listings

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