Aberdare Synagogue

and Jewish Community

Aberdare, Rhondda-Cynon-Taf, South Wales



Page created: 23 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 30 November 2015

Congregation Data


Aberdare Synagogue


19A Seymour Street, Aberdare
(These premises, which were initially the residence of a Mr. David Hart, had been used by the congregation for divine services from about 1889, and were purchased for the congregation in 1902.)

Town Location:

Aberdare is situated on the confluence of the river Dar and the river Cynon in the Valleys of South Wales.

Current Status:

Closed (demolished)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Government:

From 1996 - the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf - a unitary authority.

1974 to 1996 - the district of Cynon Valley in the county of Mid Glamorgan.

Until 1974 - the urban district of Aberdare in the county of Glamorganshire.


On-Line Articles

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

Press Reports relating to the Aberdare Jewish Community 1865-1919

Press Reports relating to the Aberdare Jewish Community 1920-1968

Jewish Population Data

1934  - 90 (The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1946  - 63 (The Jewish Year Book 1947)


Rhondda Cynon Taf Jewish Communities 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

Explanation of Terms Used



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