Montefiore Centenary Synagogue

& Tredegar Jewish Community

Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, South Wales




Page created: 23 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 3 March 2014

Congregation Data


Montefiore Centenary Synagogue, Tredegar


Morgan Street, Tredegar. (In the 1870's the synagogue was temporarily situated in Queen Street)

Date Founded:

1873 (Synagogue opened and consecrated 1884)

Current Status:

Closed for regular services about 1944. Sold in about 1954 and became a private home.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1895  -  20 seatholders (The Jewish Year Books 1896/7)

Town Location:

Tredegar, a town in the Valleys of South Wales, is located at the north end of the river Sirhowy valley, about 1,000 feet above sea level.

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 Tredegar in the county of Monmouthshire.

On-Line Articles

Tredegar Anti-Jewish Riots of 1911

How 'Greeners' Came to the Valley' by Michael Wallach,
Jewish Chronicle Colour Magazine, 1975 (posted on JCR-UK).

Press Reports relating to the Tredegar Jewish Community 1873-1953

Jewish Population Data







(The Jewish Year Books 1896/7)

(The Jewish Year Book 1920)

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)


Blaenau Gwent Jewish Communities home page



Jewish Congregations in the former county of Monmouthshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

Explanation of Terms Used



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