Bridgend Synagogue

Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales




Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 31 January 2016

Borough and Town of Bridgend

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.

Bridgend Jewish Community

The following are details of the only Jewish congregation known to have existed in the town of Bridgend, although Porthcawl (which is now part of the present county borough of of Brigend) also had a Jewish congregation, the Porthcawl Hebrew Congregation.

Congregation Data


Bridgend Synagogue


Adare Street, Bridgend

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed (became a shop)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Government:

From 1996 - the county borough of Bridgend - a unitary authority.

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

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


Articles on the Bridgend Jewish Community

Press Reports relating to the Bridgend Jewish Community 1875 - 2000

Bridgend Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)




Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page


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