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JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND CONGREGATIONS IN WALES
listed according to counties

Wales was divided into counties until 1996, when the two tier structure (counties and districts) was abolished and replaced by 22 unitary authorities

Map of Wales, showing the historic Welsh counties (replaced in 1974) and the name of every town
that ever had a Jewish community and congregation.
 

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

The following are the Jewish communities and congregations that exist, or existed, in Wales:
 


Listing according to pre-1974
historic counties

Breconshire (Brecknockshire)
  Brynmawr
     Brynmawr Hebrew Cong.(3,5,6)

 

Caenarvonshire
  
Bangor
     Bangor Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

  Llandudno

     Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation*(3,4,5)

 

Carmarthenshire
  
Ammanford
     Ammanford Hebrew Cong.(3)

  Llanelli
     Llanelli Synagogue(3,4)

 

Denbighshire
  
Colwyn Bay
     Colwyn Bay Hebrew Cong.

  Wrexham Jewish Community
     Wrexham Old Congregation
     Wrexham Synagogue

 

Flintshire
  Rhyl
    
Rhyl Hebrew Congregation(3)

 

Glamorganshire
 
Aberdare
     Aberdare Synagogue(3)

  Bargoed
     Bargoed Hebrew Cong.(3)

  Barry
     Barry Dock Hebrew Cong.(3)

  Bridgend
     Bridgend Synagogue(3)

  Cardiff Jewish Community(1,3,6)
      Beth Hamedresh
      Cardiff Hebrew Congregation
      Cardiff New Hebrew Congregation
      Cardiff Reform Synagogue*(4)
      Cardiff United Synagogue*(4)
      Marlborough Road Syn.
      Talmud Torah Congregation

  Merthyr Tydfil
      Merthyr Tydfil Hebrew Cong.(1,3,4,5,6)

  Neath
     Neath Synagogue(5)

  New Tredegar
     New Tredegar Hebrew Cong.(3)

  Penrhiwceiber
     Penrhiwceiber Synagogue

  Pontypridd
     Pontypridd Synagogue(3,5)

  Porthcawl
     Porthcawl Hebrew Cong.

  Port Talbot
     Aberavon and Port Talbot(3)

  Swansea Jewish Community(1,3,5)
     Swansea Beth Hamedrash
     Swansea Hebrew Cong.*

  Tonypandy
     Tonypandy Synagogue(5)

  Treorchy

  Ysealyfera
     Ystalyfera Synagogue

 

Monmouthshire
  Abercarn (see Newbridge)

  Abertillery
     Abertillery Hebrew Cong.(3)

  Blackwood
     Blackwood & District Hebrew Cong.

  Crosskeys (see Newbridge)

  Crumlin (see Newbridge)

  Ebbw Vale
     Ebbw Vale Hebrew Cong.(3,5)

  Llanhilleth (see Newbridge)

  Newbridge
     Newbridge Hebrew Cong.(3,5)

  Newport
     Newport Synagogue(3)

  Pontypool
     Pontypool Synagogue(3)

  Tredegar
     Montefiore Centenary Syn.(5)

 

Montgomeryshire
  
Welshpool
      
Welshpool Jewish Group*

 


Listing according to administrative
counties 1974 to 1996

 Clwyd
  
Colwyn Bay
      Colwyn Bay Hebrew Cong

   Rhyl
      Rhyl Hebrew Congregation(3)

   Wrexham Jewish Community
      Wrexham Old Congregation
      Wrexham Synagogue

 

 Dyfed
   
Ammanford
      Ammanford Hebrew Cong.(3)

   Llanelli
      Llanelli Synagogue(3,4)

 

 Gwent

   Abercarn (see Newbridge)

   Abertillery
      Abertillery Hebrew Cong.(3)

   Blackwood
     Blackwood & District Hebrew Cong.

   Brynmawr
      Brynmawr Hebrew Cong.(3,5,6)

   Crosskeys (see Newbridge)

   Crumlin (see Newbridge)

   Ebbw Vale
      Ebbw Vale Hebrew Cong.(3,5)

   Llanhilleth (see Newbridge)

   Newbridge
      Newbridge Hebrew Cong.(3,5)

   Torfaen
      Pontypool Synagogue(3)

   Tredegar
      Montefiore Centenary  Syn.(3,5)

   Newport
      Newport Synagogue(3)

 

 Gwynedd
   
Bangor
      Bangor Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

   Llandudno

      Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation*(3,4,5)

 

 Mid Glamorgan
   
Aberdare
      Aberdare Synagogue(3)

   Bargoed
      Bargoed Hebrew Cong.(3)

   Bridgend
      Bridgend Synagogue(3)

   Merthyr Tydfil
      Merthyr Tydfil Hebrew Cong.(1,3,4,5,6)

   New Tredegar
      New Tredegar Hebrew Cong.(3)

   Penrhiwceiber
      Penrhiwceiber Synagogue

   Pontypridd
      Pontypridd Synagogue(3,5)

   Porthcawl
      Porthcawl Hebrew Cong.

   Tonypandy
      Tonypandy Synagogue(5)

   Treorchy

 

 Powys
   
Welshpool
       
Welshpool Jewish Group*

 

South Glamorgan
   
Barry
      Barry Dock Hebrew Cong.(3)

   Cardiff Jewish Community(1,3,6)
      Beth Hamedresh
      Cardiff Hebrew Congregation
      Cardiff New Hebrew Congregation
      Cardiff Reform Synagogue*(4)
      Cardiff United Synagogue*(4)
      Marlborough Road Syn.
      Talmud Torah Congregation

 

 West Glamorgan
   
Neath
      Neath Synagogue(5)

   Port Talbot
      Aberavon and Port Talbot(3)

   Swansea Jewish Community(1,3,5)
      Swansea Beth Hamedrash
      Swansea Hebrew Cong.*

  Ysealyfera
      Ystalyfera 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.                                    

 

 


Alternative Listings

Click below to view the following lists of congregations:


Jewish Communities & Congregation of Wales home page

 
   

 

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