Newport Hebrew Congregation

Newport, South Wales



Page created: 2 March 2004
Latest revision or update: 21 October 2013

Congregation Data


Newport Synagogue


45 St. Marks Crescent, Risca Road, Newport NP20 4HY

Former Address:

3 Queens Hill Crescent, Newport (previously Francis Street, Newport)

City Location:

Newport (in Welsh - Casnewydd) is the third largest city in Wales, with population of nearly 140,000, and was only granted city status in 2001. It lies on the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the river Usk in South East Wales.

Current Status:


Date Founded:

1871 (Synagogue opened)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Group: BOD (Board of Deputies);
Worship Number: 55345;
Registration District: Newport.

Local Government:

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

1974 to 1996 - the district of Newport in the county of Gwent.

1890 to 1974 - the county borough of Newport in the county of Monmouthshire (which in many instances was considered part of England and not Wales).

Articles on the Newport Jewish Community

Press Reports relating to the Newport Jewish Community 1849 - 1872

Jewish Population Data





- 250 (The Jewish Year Book 1935)

- 180 (The Jewish Year Book 1946)

- 110 (The Jewish Year Book 1991)

-   39 (The Jewish Year Book 2005)

IAJGS Cemeteries Project - Newport Cemetery


Jewish Congregations in the former county of Monmouthshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

Explanation of Terms Used




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