Aberavon and Port Talbot Synagogue

Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, South Wales



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

Congregation Data


Aberavon and Port Talbot Synagogue


Tydraw Place, Port Talbot

Former Address:

38 Mansell Street, Port Talbot

Town Location:

Port Talbot, with a population of about 50,000, lies on the east shore of the Swansea Bay at the mouth of the river Afan, about seven miles south of Neath.  Aberavon, a small market town from which Port Talbot grew, was incorporated into Port Talbot in 1921.

Date Founded:

1904 (Synagogue opened 1921)

Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Government:

From 1996 - the county borough of Neath Port Talbot - a unitary authority.

1974 to 1996 - the district of Port Talbot in the county of Mid Glamorgan.

Until 1974 - the municipal borough of Port Talbot in the county of Glamorganshire.

Jewish Population Data




- 20 families  (The Jewish Year Book 1910)

- 99 (The Jewish Year Book 1935)

- 46 (The Jewish Year Book 1947)


Press Reports

Press Reports relating to the Aberavon and Port Talbot Jewish Community 1874 - 2005


Neath Port Talbot Jewish Community 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

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