Abertillery Hebrew Congregation

and Jewish Community

Abertillery, Blaneau Gwent, South Wales



Page created: 25 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 17 January 2016

Congregation Data


Abertillery Hebrew Congregation

(There is a solitary reference, in 1916, to the Abertillery and Newbridge United Hebrew Congregation)


Newall Street, Abertillery

Town Location:

Abertillery is a town in the Welsh Valleys with a population of about 18,000. Abertillery is located at the junction of the river Tillery and the river Ebbw Fach.

Date Founded:

Before 1909

Current Status:

Closed (became a furniture depository)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1909  -   80 (The Jewish Year Book 1910)
1934  - 100  (The Jewish Year Book 1935)

Local Government:

From 1996 - the county borough of Blaenau Gwent- a unitary authority.

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

Until 1974 - the urban district of Abertillery in the county of Monmouthshire.

On-Line Articles

How 'Greeners' Came to the Valley' by Michael Wallach, Jewish Chronicle Colour Magazine, 1975 (posted on JCR-UK)

Press Reports on the Abertillery Jewish Community


Blaenau Gwent Jewish Communities home page



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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