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Neath Synagogue

Neath, Neath Port Talbot, South Wales

 

              

         
 
 
Page created: 9 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 20 October 2013

Congregation Data

Name:

Neath Synagogue

Address:

Wind and Water Street, Neath

Town Location:

The town of Neath, with a population of about 60,000, is close to the mouth of the river Neath (or Nedd), some eight miles to the north-east of Swansea.

Local Government:

From 1996 - the county borough of Neath Port Talbot - a unitary authority in the ceremonial county of West Glamorgan
1974 to 1996 - the district of Neath in the county of West Glamorgan
Until 1974 - the municipal borough of Neath in the county of Glamorganshire

Date Established

1867 (a purpose-built synagogue, built privately by Mr. Lazarus Samuel at hi sown expense.)

Current Status:

Closed, after 1880.  There was a  report in Jewish Chronicle of 17 September 1880, of the synagogue still being "open once a year for New Year and Pentecost" (sic)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Capacity of Synagogue:

Reportedly in 1875 - Synagogue had room for 30.

Other  Information

 

Neath Port Talbot Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

Explanation of Terms Used
 

 

 

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