Rhyl Hebrew Congregation

Rhyl, Denbighshire, North Wales



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Congregation Data


Rhyl Hebrew Congregation


Lloyds Bank Chambers, Queen Street, Rhyl

Former Address:

Wellington Road, Rhyl
Magnet Buildings, High Street, Rhyl

Town Location:

Rhyl is a seaside town with a population of about 27,000. It lies on the northern coast of Wales facing the Irish Sea, close to the mouth of the river Clwyd.

Date Founded:

1897 (The Jewish Chronicle)

Current Status:

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


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1898 - 14 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1900 - 12 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

Local Government:

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

1974 to 1996 - the district of Rhuddlan in the county of Clwyd.

Until 1974 - the urban district of Rhyl in the county of Flintshire.


Press Reports relating to the Rhyl Jewish Community 1895 - 1941

Rhyl 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.

Rhyl Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Flintshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

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