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Caerphilly Jewish Communities

County Borough of Caerphilly

The Welsh county borough of Caerphilly, a unitary authority in south Wales, was created in 1996 from the Rhymney Valley district of of the county of Mid Glamorgan and the Islwyn district of the county of Gwent. Until 1974, the area had straddled the old counties of Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire.

The Caerphilly Jewish Community

From the 1870's, new Jewish communities sprung up across the valleys of south Wales, those in the central sector being situated in towns which are now located in the county borough of Caerphilly. There are now very few Jews left in the region.


Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in what is now Caerphilly:


Articles of the Welsh Valleys Jewish Communities

How 'Greeners' Came to the Valley' - an article by Michael Wallach, which appeared in the Jewish Chronicle Colour Magazine in 1975 and makes reference to many of the Communities in the Welsh Valley.

For Other Caerphilly Jewish Information
see under individual congregation pages

Jewish Communities in Wales home page

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Monmouthshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Explanations of Terms Used



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