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Bridgend Jewish Communities

Towns of Bridgend and Porthcawl

The county borough of Bridgend (in Welsh - Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) in South Wales, with a population of about 135,000, was formed in 1996 from most of the former district of Ogwr, in the then county of Mid Glamorgan.  The district of Ogwr had been formed in 1974 on the merger of a number of local authorities in Glamorganshire, including the urban districts of Bridgend and Porthcawl.

The town of  Bridgend, with a population of about 40,000, lies on both banks of the river Ogmore and is about half way between Cardiff and Swansea. The seaside town of Porthcawl to the southeast, with a population of about 16,000, is situated on the north coast of the Bristol Channel.

Jewish Communities and Congregations

The Bridgend community had the following congregations:

Articles on the
Bridgend and Porthcawl Jewish Community

Press Reports on the Bridgend Jewish Community 1875 - 2000

Other Bridgend Jewish Information


For other information - see under individual congregation pages

Jewish Communities in Wales home page

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

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