Bargoed Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Bargoed, Caerphilly, Wales




Page created: 13 May 2006
Last revision or update: 30 December 2015

Congregation Data


Bargoed Hebrew Congregation

Town Location:

Bargoed is a town with a population of about 13,000 situated in the Rhymney Valley in South East Wales.

Date Founded:

Before 1916

Current Status:

Closed - joined New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation by 1930.


Appears in Jewish Year Books from at least 1916 to 1920.  In Jewish Year Book 1930, it refers to the congregation as having joined that of New Tredegar, and services held only on High Festivals.

However, according to the Jewish Chronicle article "How 'Greeners' Came to the Valley", Bargoed reputed boasted a regular minyan (prayer quorum), but had no synagogue, this does not appear to be the case as there are references in the Jewish Chronicle in at least 1915 and 1919 to a synagogue in the town. See Press reports.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Government:

From 1996 the county borough of Caerphilly a unitary authority.

1974 to 1996 the district of Rhymney Valley in the county of Mid Glamorgan.

Until 1974   urban district of Gelligaer in the county of Glamorgan.

On-Line Articles

Press Reports relating to the Bargoed Jewish Community 1906 - 2008


Caerphilly Jewish Communities home page


Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

Explanation of Terms Used




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