Bangor Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales




Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 4 January 2016

Congregation Data


Bangor Hebrew Congregation


Arvonia Buildings, High Street, Bangor

Town Location:

Bangor is a small cathedral city in North Wales, with a population of about 20,000. It lies at the northern entrance to the Menai Strait from the Irish Sea, opposite the isle of Anglesey.

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed post-1947
The synagogue at Llandudno (the Llandudno and Conwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation), now serves as the centre for Bangor and the other dwindling Jewish communities of north Wales.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1895  - 12 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1896/97)

1897  - 18 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)

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

1909  - 20 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1910)

Local Government:

From 1996 - the county of Gwynedd - a unitary authority.

1974 to 1996 - the district of Arfon in the county of Gwynedd.

Until 1974 - the municipal borough of Bangor in the county of Caenarfonshire.

Other Jewish Institutions:

Jewish School (which reputedly had up to 30 pupils at beginning of the twentieth century)

Jewish Friendly Society

Naturalisation Society


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The records in the database associated with Bangor include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Bangor during the 1820s (1 record), 1830s (2 records), 1840s (9 records), 1850s (12 records), 1860s (7 records), 1870s (4 records), 1880s (2 records), 1890s (2 records) and 1900s (2 records).

On-Line Articles

Press Reports relating to the Bangor Jewish Community 1843 - 1959

Bangor from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"  - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of England, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.  Reproduced here with his kind consent.


Bangor Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)



(The Jewish Year Book 1900/01)



(The Jewish Year Book 1916)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)

Bibliography and other sources

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Caenarfonshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

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