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Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation

and Jewish Community

Brynmawr, Blaneau Gwent, South Wales

 

              

         
 
 
Page created: 25 May 2003
Latest revision or update: 2 December 2014

Congregation Data

Community at one time had a rival congregation

Name:

Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation

Address:

Bailey Street, Brynmawr (part of the street was actually known as Jew Street.)

Former Address:

Heathcock House, Brynmawr.

Town Location:

Brynmawr is a town in the Valleys of South Wales.

Date Founded:

1889

Current Status:

Closed -1965

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1897  -  23 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)
1905  -  about 50 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1906)

Local Government:

From 1996 - the county borough of Blaenau Gwent- a unitary authority.

1974 to 1996 - the district of Blaenau Gwent in the county of Gwent.

Until 1974 - the urban district of Brynmawr in the county of Brecknockshire (aka Breconshire).

Other Jewish Institutions:

Hebrew School (source)

Brynmawr & District Burial Board - Chevra Kadisha (source)

Brynmawr and Abertillery Zionist Society (source)

Choverei Zion Society (source)

Literary and Social Society (source)


On-Line Articles

Press Reports relating to the Brynmawr Jewish Community 1889 - 1986

Jewish Chronicle Articles on the Opening and Consecration of the Synagogue, 1901


Other Communal or Congregation Information


Jewish Population Data:

1896

1898

1905

1934

1938

1946

1965

12 families

18 families

30 families

135

30 families

49

17

(The Jewish Year Book 1896)

(The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)

 (The Jewish Year Book 1906)

 (The Jewish Year Book 1935)

(The Jewish Year Book 1939)

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

 

Blaenau Gwent Jewish Communities home page

Bibliography

 

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Brecknockshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page


Explanation of Terms Used

 

 

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