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Swansea Jewish Community

City of Swansea

Swansea (in Welsh - Abertawe), a unitary authority, is the second largest city in Wales, with a population of about 230,000.  From 1974 to 1996, it formed a district in the county of South Glamorgan and, prior thereto, it was a county borough in the old county of Glamorganshire. It lies on the northern coast of the Bristol Channel, at the mouth of the river Tawe.

Swansea Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with Swansea include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Swansea during the 1790s (2 records); 1800s (10 records); 1810s (13 records); 1820s (15 records), 1830s (65 records), 1840s (114 records), 1850s (156 records), 1860s (88 records), 1870s (79 records), 1880s (40 records), 1890s (24 records), 1900s (12 records) and 1910s (1 record).

The following congregations were considered to be part of the Swansea Community:

The following are former or alternative names of the above congregations:

  • Goat Street Synagogue - see Swansea Hebrew Congregation

  • Ffynone Synagogue - see Swansea Hebrew Congregation

  • Prince of Wales Road Synagogue - see Swansea Beit Hamedrash

Articles on the Swansea Jewish Community

Jewish Population Data



Possible first Jewish settlement
(The Jewish Year Book 1896)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Other Swansea Jewish Information

Jewish Communities in Wales home page

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Explanations of Terms Used


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