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Wrexham Jewish Community

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Wrexham, North Wales

 

 

   
 
 
Page created: 22 May 2005
Latest revision or update: 10 March 2016

Town of Wrexham

The town of Wrexham (in Welsh: Wrecsam), with a population of about 60,000, is in the in north-east Wales, close to the English border. It is situated about 40 miles south of Linerpool.

Until 1974, Wrexham was a municipal borough in the old county of Denbighshire. From 1974 to 1996, it was part of the Wrexhan Maelor district in then new county of Clwyd. In 1996, Clwyd was abolished as an administrative county and Wrexham became the county borough of Wrexham, a unitary authority (within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Clwyd).

Wrexham Jewish Community

The Jewish community in Wrexham was established towards the end of the nineteenth century. At one stage there were two rival congregations, which merged in about 1899.
 

The Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in Wrexham:

  • Wrexham Old Congregation

  • Wrexham Synagogue - this was the principal Jewish congregation in Wrexham. (Information specific to this congregation is included on this page together with any general information on the Wrexham Jewish community, as frequently such informatiion relates to both.)

 

Congregation Data (Wrexham's pricipal congregation)

Name:

Wrexham Synagogue

Address:

37 Rhosddu Road, Wrexham

Former Address:

84 Bradley Road, Wrexham (previously 10 Hill Street, Wrexham)

Date Founded:

1890

Incorporated Congregation:

Wrexham Old Congregation in about 1899

Current Status:

Closed post-1947

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1898 - 18 seatholders  (The Jewish Year Book 1898/9)

1900 - 20 seatholders  (The Jewish Year Book 1900/01)

 

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Jewish Cemetery Information

There were no Jewish cemeteries in Wrexham or elsewhere in North Wales, burials generally taking place in Liverpool and Manchester. However, in 2010, a Jewish cemetery (along Liberal lines) was established in Llandudno.

 

Wrexham Jewish Population Data

1896

40

The Jewish Year Book 1896)

1898

34

(The Jewish Year Book 1898)

1900

66

(The Jewish Year Book 1901)

1934

69

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1946

69

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)

 

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Denbighshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

 

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